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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: mingo@elte.hu, laijs@cn.fujitsu.com, dipankar@in.ibm.com,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca,
	josh@joshtriplett.org, niv@us.ibm.com, tglx@linutronix.de,
	peterz@infradead.org, rostedt@goodmis.org,
	Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu, dhowells@redhat.com,
	eric.dumazet@gmail.com, darren@dvhart.com, fweisbec@gmail.com,
	sbw@mit.edu, patches@linaro.org,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 14/15] time: RCU permitted to stop idle entry via softirq
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:56:27 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1346352988-32444-14-git-send-email-paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1346352988-32444-1-git-send-email-paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>

The can_stop_idle_tick() function complains if a softirq vector is
raised too late in the idle-entry process, presumably in order to
prevent dangling softirq invocations from being delayed across the
full idle period, which might be indefinitely long -- and if softirq
was asserted any later than the call to this function, such a delay
might well happen.

However, RCU needs to be able to use softirq to stop idle entry in
order to be able to drain RCU callbacks from the current CPU, which in
turn enables faster entry into dyntick-idle mode, which in turn reduces
power consumption.  Because RCU takes this action at a well-defined
point in the idle-entry path, it is safe for RCU to take this approach.

This commit therefore silences the error message that is sometimes
produced when the going-idle CPU suddenly finds that it has an RCU_SOFTIRQ
to process.  The error message will continue to be issued for other
softirq vectors.

Reported-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Tested-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
---
 include/linux/interrupt.h |    2 ++
 kernel/time/tick-sched.c  |    3 ++-
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/interrupt.h b/include/linux/interrupt.h
index c5f856a..5e4e617 100644
--- a/include/linux/interrupt.h
+++ b/include/linux/interrupt.h
@@ -430,6 +430,8 @@ enum
 	NR_SOFTIRQS
 };
 
+#define SOFTIRQ_STOP_IDLE_MASK (~(1 << RCU_SOFTIRQ))
+
 /* map softirq index to softirq name. update 'softirq_to_name' in
  * kernel/softirq.c when adding a new softirq.
  */
diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index 024540f..4b1785a 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -436,7 +436,8 @@ static bool can_stop_idle_tick(int cpu, struct tick_sched *ts)
 	if (unlikely(local_softirq_pending() && cpu_online(cpu))) {
 		static int ratelimit;
 
-		if (ratelimit < 10) {
+		if (ratelimit < 10 &&
+		    (local_softirq_pending() & SOFTIRQ_STOP_IDLE_MASK)) {
 			printk(KERN_ERR "NOHZ: local_softirq_pending %02x\n",
 			       (unsigned int) local_softirq_pending());
 			ratelimit++;
-- 
1.7.8


  parent reply	other threads:[~2012-08-30 21:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 86+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-08-30 18:56 [PATCH tip/core/rcu 0/15] Miscellaneous fixes Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 01/15] rcu: Add PROVE_RCU_DELAY to provoke difficult races Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 02/15] rcu: Pull TINY_RCU dyntick-idle tracing into non-idle region Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 16:53     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 03/15] rcu: Properly initialize ->boost_tasks on CPU offline Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 17:56     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:40     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:58       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 04/15] rcu: Permit RCU_NONIDLE() to be used from interrupt context Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:00     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:33       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-04 22:48         ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:51         ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-04 23:08           ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:23             ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-04 23:33               ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:43                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 18:54                   ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 19:54                     ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-07  6:09                       ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-07 14:24                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-07 14:47                           ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-07 15:16                             ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-12  1:07                               ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-12 14:13                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-12 15:03                                   ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-12 15:18                                     ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-12 16:57                                       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-04 23:46                 ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-05  0:42                   ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-05  6:23                   ` [PATCH] trace: Don't declare trace_*_rcuidle functions in modules Josh Triplett
2012-09-05 14:26                     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2012-09-05 16:36                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 19:49                     ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-14  6:07                     ` [tip:core/rcu] trace: Don' t " tip-bot for Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:14           ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 04/15] rcu: Permit RCU_NONIDLE() to be used from interrupt context Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 05/15] rcu: Improve boost selection when moving tasks to root rcu_node Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:09     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 06/15] rcu: Make offline-CPU checking allow for indefinite delays Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:12     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 07/15] rcu: Fix obsolete rcu_initiate_boost() header comment Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:13     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 08/15] rcu: Apply for_each_rcu_flavor() to increment_cpu_stall_ticks() Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:15     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:44       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 09/15] rcu: Avoid rcu_print_detail_task_stall_rnp() segfault Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:19     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:46       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-04 22:55         ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 10/15] rcu: Protect rcu_node accesses during CPU stall warnings Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:23     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:51       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 14:51     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 21:01       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 11/15] rcu: Avoid spurious RCU " Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:24     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:56     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 15:07       ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 15:19         ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 21:03           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 21:41             ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 21:58               ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 22:05                 ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 22:22                   ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-07  7:00                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-07 14:42                       ` Steven Rostedt
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 12/15] rcu: Remove redundant memory barrier from __call_rcu() Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:30     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-31 18:40       ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 13/15] rcu: Move TINY_PREEMPT_RCU away from raw_local_irq_save() Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:34     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:03       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]
2012-08-31 18:51     ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 14/15] time: RCU permitted to stop idle entry via softirq Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 15:12     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 21:35       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 21:57         ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 22:11           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 15/15] kmemleak: Replace list_for_each_continue_rcu with new interface Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:55     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:41       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 16:49   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 01/15] rcu: Add PROVE_RCU_DELAY to provoke difficult races Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:36     ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 14:38   ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:51     ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-07  6:54       ` Peter Zijlstra

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