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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	Anders Roxell <anders.roxell@linaro.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com>,
	Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>, Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-MM <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	kasan-dev <kasan-dev@googlegroups.com>,
	rcu@vger.kernel.org, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>, Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kfence: Avoid stalling work queue task without allocations
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:36:59 -0500
Message-ID: <20201123113659.3d1fd866@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201123112812.19e918b3@gandalf.local.home>

On Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:28:12 -0500
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:

> I noticed:
> 
> 
> [  237.650900] enabling event benchmark_event
> 
> In both traces. Could you disable CONFIG_TRACEPOINT_BENCHMARK and see if
> the issue goes away. That event kicks off a thread that spins in a tight
> loop for some time and could possibly cause some issues.
> 
> It still shouldn't break things, we can narrow it down if it is the culprit.

And it probably is the issue because that thread will never sleep! It runs
a loop of:


static int benchmark_event_kthread(void *arg)
{
	/* sleep a bit to make sure the tracepoint gets activated */
	msleep(100);

	while (!kthread_should_stop()) {

		trace_do_benchmark();

		/*
		 * We don't go to sleep, but let others run as well.
		 * This is basically a "yield()" to let any task that
		 * wants to run, schedule in, but if the CPU is idle,
		 * we'll keep burning cycles.
		 *
		 * Note the tasks_rcu_qs() version of cond_resched() will
		 * notify synchronize_rcu_tasks() that this thread has
		 * passed a quiescent state for rcu_tasks. Otherwise
		 * this thread will never voluntarily schedule which would
		 * block synchronize_rcu_tasks() indefinitely.
		 */
		cond_resched_tasks_rcu_qs();
	}

	return 0;
}


Did something change, where that "cond_resched_tasks_rcu_qs()" doesn't let
things progress on ARM64?

I noticed that you have PREEMPT enabled so this will only be preempted when
its schedule time runs out and something else wants to run. How would that
affect other threads?

-- Steve

  reply index

Thread overview: 63+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-10 13:53 Marco Elver
2020-11-10 14:25 ` Dmitry Vyukov
2020-11-10 14:53   ` Marco Elver
2020-11-10 23:23 ` Anders Roxell
2020-11-11  8:29   ` Marco Elver
2020-11-11 13:38     ` Marco Elver
2020-11-11 18:05       ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-11 18:23         ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-11 18:34           ` Marco Elver
2020-11-11 19:21             ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-11 20:21               ` Marco Elver
2020-11-12  0:11                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-12 12:49                   ` Marco Elver
2020-11-12 16:14                     ` Marco Elver
2020-11-12 17:54                       ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-12 18:12                         ` Marco Elver
2020-11-12 20:00                           ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-13 11:06                             ` Marco Elver
2020-11-13 17:20                               ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-13 17:57                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-17 10:52                           ` Marco Elver
2020-11-17 18:29                             ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-18 22:56                               ` Marco Elver
2020-11-18 23:38                                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-19 12:53                                   ` Marco Elver
2020-11-19 15:14                                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-19 17:02                                       ` Marco Elver
2020-11-19 18:48                                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-19 19:38                                           ` linux-next: stall warnings and deadlock on Arm64 (was: [PATCH] kfence: Avoid stalling...) Marco Elver
2020-11-19 21:35                                             ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-19 22:53                                               ` Will Deacon
2020-11-20 10:30                                                 ` Mark Rutland
2020-11-20 14:03                                                   ` Marco Elver
2020-11-23 19:32                                                     ` Mark Rutland
2020-11-24 14:03                                                       ` Marco Elver
2020-11-24 15:01                                                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-24 19:43                                                           ` Mark Rutland
2020-11-24 20:32                                                             ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-24 19:30                                                         ` Mark Rutland
2020-11-25  9:45                                                           ` Marco Elver
2020-11-25 10:28                                                             ` Mark Rutland
2020-11-20 14:19                                               ` Marco Elver
2020-11-20 14:39                                                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-20 15:22                                                   ` Mark Rutland
2020-11-20 17:38                                                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-20 18:02                                                       ` Mark Rutland
2020-11-20 18:57                                                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-20 15:26                                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-20 18:17                                                   ` Marco Elver
2020-11-20 18:57                                                     ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-20 19:16                                                     ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-20 19:22                                                       ` Marco Elver
2020-11-20 19:27                                     ` [PATCH] kfence: Avoid stalling work queue task without allocations Steven Rostedt
2020-11-23 15:27                                       ` Marco Elver
2020-11-23 16:28                                         ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-23 16:36                                           ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2020-11-23 18:53                                             ` Marco Elver
2020-11-23 18:42                                           ` Steven Rostedt
2020-11-24  2:59                                             ` Boqun Feng
2020-11-24  3:44                                               ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-11 18:21       ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-11-11 15:01     ` Anders Roxell
2020-11-11 15:22       ` Marco Elver

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