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From: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
To: Ming Lei <ming.lei@redhat.com>
Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-block@vger.kernel.org,
	John Garry <john.garry@huawei.com>,
	Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@acm.org>,
	Hannes Reinecke <hare@suse.com>,
	io-uring@vger.kernel.org, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Subject: Re: io_uring vs CPU hotplug, was Re: [PATCH 5/9] blk-mq: don't set data->ctx and data->hctx in blk_mq_alloc_request_hctx
Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 10:13:59 +0200
Message-ID: <87367tvh6g.fsf@nanos.tec.linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200521022746.GA730422@T590>

Ming Lei <ming.lei@redhat.com> writes:
> On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 12:14:18AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> When the CPU is finally offlined, i.e. the CPU cleared the online bit in
>> the online mask is definitely too late simply because it still runs on
>> that outgoing CPU _after_ the hardware queue is shut down and drained.
>
> IMO, the patch in Christoph's blk-mq-hotplug.2 still works for percpu
> kthread.
>
> It is just not optimal in the retrying, but it should be fine. When the
> percpu kthread is scheduled on the CPU to be offlined:
>
> - if the kthread doesn't observe the INACTIVE flag, the allocated request
> will be drained.
>
> - otherwise, the kthread just retries and retries to allocate & release,
> and sooner or later, its time slice is consumed, and migrated out, and the
> cpu hotplug handler will get chance to run and move on, then the cpu is
> shutdown.

1) This is based on the assumption that the kthread is in the SCHED_OTHER
   scheduling class. Is that really a valid assumption?

2) What happens in the following scenario:

   unplug

     mq_offline
       set_ctx_inactive()
       drain_io()
       
   io_kthread()
       try_queue()
       wait_on_ctx()

   Can this happen and if so what will wake up that thread?

I'm not familiar enough with that code to answer #2, but this really
wants to be properly described and documented.

Thanks,

        tglx

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Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-18  6:39 blk-mq: improvement CPU hotplug (simplified version) v2 Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 1/9] blk-mq: split out a __blk_mq_get_driver_tag helper Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 2/9] blk-mq: remove the bio argument to ->prepare_request Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 3/9] blk-mq: simplify the blk_mq_get_request calling convention Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 4/9] blk-mq: merge blk_mq_rq_ctx_init into __blk_mq_alloc_request Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 5/9] blk-mq: don't set data->ctx and data->hctx in blk_mq_alloc_request_hctx Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  8:32   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-18  9:31     ` Ming Lei
2020-05-18 10:42       ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-18 11:54         ` Ming Lei
2020-05-18 13:16           ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18 14:11             ` Ming Lei
2020-05-18 16:56               ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18 18:38                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-18 18:45                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18 18:59                     ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-19  1:54                 ` Ming Lei
2020-05-19 15:30                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-20  1:18                     ` Ming Lei
2020-05-20  3:04                       ` Ming Lei
2020-05-20  8:03                         ` io_uring vs CPU hotplug, was " Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-20 14:45                           ` Jens Axboe
2020-05-20 15:20                             ` Jens Axboe
2020-05-20 15:31                               ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-20 19:41                               ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-20 20:18                                 ` Jens Axboe
2020-05-20 22:14                                   ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-20 22:40                                     ` Jens Axboe
2020-05-21  2:27                                     ` Ming Lei
2020-05-21  8:13                                       ` Thomas Gleixner [this message]
2020-05-21  9:23                                         ` Ming Lei
2020-05-21 18:39                                           ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-21 18:45                                             ` Jens Axboe
2020-05-21 20:00                                               ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-22  1:57                                             ` Ming Lei
2020-05-18 18:47             ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-18 13:18           ` Thomas Gleixner
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 6/9] blk-mq: don't set data->ctx and data->hctx in __blk_mq_alloc_request Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 7/9] blk-mq: disable preemption during allocating request tag Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 8/9] blk-mq: add blk_mq_all_tag_iter Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  6:39 ` [PATCH 9/9] blk-mq: drain I/O when all CPUs in a hctx are offline Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-18  8:42   ` John Garry
2020-05-18  9:21     ` Ming Lei
2020-05-18 11:49 ` blk-mq: improvement CPU hotplug (simplified version) v2 John Garry
2020-05-19 15:30   ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-05-19 17:17     ` John Garry
2020-05-20 14:35     ` John Garry

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