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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com>
Cc: Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@netfilter.org>,
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Subject: Re: High cpu usage caused by kernel process when upgraded to linux 5.19.17 or later
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 21:26:14 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20230622212614.5eb20dad@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <01ac399d-f793-49d4-844b-72cd8e0034df@gmail.com>

On Fri, 23 Jun 2023 07:58:51 +0700
Bagas Sanjaya <bagasdotme@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I notice a regression report on Bugzilla [1]. Quoting from it:
> 
> > kernel process "kworker/events_power_efficient" uses a lot of cpu power (100% on ESXI 6.7, ~30% on ESXI 7.0U3 or later) after upgrading from 5.17.3 to 5.19.17 or later.
> > 
> > dmesg log:
> > [ 2430.973102]  </TASK>
> > [ 2430.973131] Sending NMI from CPU 1 to CPUs 0:
> > [ 2430.973241] NMI backtrace for cpu 0
> > [ 2430.973247] CPU: 0 PID: 22 Comm: kworker/0:1 Not tainted 6.3.3 #1
> > [ 2430.973254] Hardware name: VMware, Inc. VMware Virtual Platform/440BX Desktop Reference Platform, BIOS 6.00 11/12/2020
> > [ 2430.973258] Workqueue: events_power_efficient htable_gc [xt_hashlimit]
> > [ 2430.973275] RIP: 0010:preempt_count_sub+0x2e/0xa0
> > [ 2430.973289] Code: 36 01 85 c9 75 1b 65 8b 15 a7 da f8 5e 89 d1 81 e1 ff ff ff 7f 39 f9 7c 16 81 ff fe 00 00 00 76 3b f7 df 65 01 3d 8a da f8 5e <c3> cc cc cc cc e8 98 aa 25 00 85 c0 74 f2 8b 15 da 71 ed 00 85 d2
> > [ 2430.973294] RSP: 0018:ffffb15ec00dbe58 EFLAGS: 00000297
> > [ 2430.973299] RAX: 0000000000000000 RBX: ffffb15ec12ad000 RCX: 0000000000000001
> > [ 2430.973302] RDX: 0000000080000001 RSI: ffffffffa1c3313b RDI: 00000000ffffffff
> > [ 2430.973306] RBP: dead000000000122 R08: 0000000000000010 R09: 0000746e65696369
> > [ 2430.973309] R10: 8080808080808080 R11: 0000000000000018 R12: 0000000000000000
> > [ 2430.973312] R13: 0000000000001e2b R14: ffffb15ec12ad048 R15: ffff91c279c26a05
> > [ 2430.973316] FS:  0000000000000000(0000) GS:ffff91c279c00000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000
> > [ 2430.973320] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033
> > [ 2430.973324] CR2: 000055fc138890e0 CR3: 000000010810e002 CR4: 00000000001706f0
> > [ 2430.973374] Call Trace:
> > [ 2430.973388]  <TASK>
> > [ 2430.973390]  __local_bh_enable_ip+0x32/0x70
> > [ 2430.973413]  htable_selective_cleanup+0x95/0xc0 [xt_hashlimit]
> > [ 2430.973428]  htable_gc+0xf/0x30 [xt_hashlimit]

I take it that the "gc" in "htable_gc" means "garbage collection". It may
not have anything to do with changes to this thread. It could very well be
something is feeding it too much garbage!

-- Steve


> > [ 2430.973440]  process_one_work+0x1d4/0x360
> > [ 2430.973459]  ? process_one_work+0x360/0x360
> > [ 2430.973467]  worker_thread+0x25/0x3b0
> > [ 2430.973476]  ? process_one_work+0x360/0x360
> > [ 2430.973483]  kthread+0xe1/0x110
> > [ 2430.973499]  ? kthread_complete_and_exit+0x20/0x20
> > [ 2430.973507]  ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x30
> > [ 2430.973526]  </TASK>  
> 
> See Bugzilla for the full thread and perf output.
> 
> Anyway, I'm tracking it in regzbot so that it doesn't fall through
> cracks unnoticed:
> 
> #regzbot introduced: v5.17.3..v5.19.17 https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217586
> #regzbot title: kworker/events_power_efficient utilizes full CPU power after kernel upgrade
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> [1]: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217586
> 


  reply	other threads:[~2023-06-23  1:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-06-23  0:58 Fwd: High cpu usage caused by kernel process when upgraded to linux 5.19.17 or later Bagas Sanjaya
2023-06-23  1:26 ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2023-06-27  2:29 ` Bagas Sanjaya
2023-06-27  7:30   ` Peter Zijlstra
2023-06-27 10:15     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2023-06-27 10:19       ` Peter Zijlstra
     [not found]         ` <CAJnqnX5rYn65zVQ+SLN4m4ZzM_jOa_RjGhazWO=Fh8ZvdOCadg@mail.gmail.com>
2023-06-29 14:18           ` Thomas Gleixner
     [not found]             ` <CAJnqnX5dHiXe3smKhj6JT9+6FNdgrAR=5_Hm8BSRpVF3uARYUg@mail.gmail.com>
2023-07-06 16:33               ` Steven Rostedt
2023-10-20 10:55 ` Fwd: " Linux regression tracking #update (Thorsten Leemhuis)

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