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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Joe Korty <joe.korty@concurrent-rt.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [BUG] 4.4.262: infinite loop in futex_unlock_pi (EAGAIN loop)
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:11:41 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YPl8nfZBjgmSnE7N@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210719162418.GA28003@zipoli.concurrent-rt.com>

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 12:24:18PM -0400, Joe Korty wrote:
> [BUG] 4.4.262: infinite loop in futex_unlock_pi (EAGAIN loop)
> 
>    [ replicator, attached ]
>    [ workaround patch that crudely clears the loop, attached ]
>    [ 4.4.256 does _not_ have this problem, 4.4.262 is known to have it ]
> 
> When a certain, secure-site application is run on 4.4.262, it locks up and
> is unkillable.  Crash(8) and sysrq backtraces show that the application
> is looping in the kernel in futex_unlock_pi.
> 
> Between 4.4.256 and .257, 4.4 got this 4.12 patch backported into it:
> 
>    73d786b ("[PATCH] futex: Rework inconsistent rt_mutex/futex_q state")
> 
> This patch has the following comment:
> 
>    The only problem is that this breaks RT timeliness guarantees. That
>    is, consider the following scenario:
> 
>       T1 and T2 are both pinned to CPU0. prio(T2) > prio(T1)
> 
>         CPU0
> 
>         T1
>           lock_pi()
>           queue_me()  <- Waiter is visible
>    
>         preemption
> 
>         T2
>           unlock_pi()
>             loops with -EAGAIN forever
> 
>     Which is undesirable for PI primitives. Future patches will rectify
>     this.
> 
> This describes the situation exactly.  To prove, we developed a little
> kernel patch that, on loop detection, puts a message into the kernel log for
> just the first occurrence, keeps a count of the number of occurrences seen
> since boot, and tries to break out of the loop via usleep_range(1000,1000).
> Note that the patch is not really needed for replication.  It merely shows,
> by 'fixing' the problem, that it really is the EAGAIN loop that triggers
> the lockup.
> 
> Along with this patch, we submit a replicator.  Running this replicator
> with this patch, it can be seen that 4.4.256 does not have the problem.
> 4.4.267 and the latest 4.4, 4.4.275, do.  In addition, 4.9.274 (tested
> w/o the patch) does not have the problem.
> 
> >From this pattern there may be some futex fixup patch that was ported
> back into 4.9 but failed to make it to 4.4.

Odd, I can't seem to find anything that we missed.  Can you dig to see
if there is something that we need to do here so we can resolve this?

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-22 14:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-19 16:24 Joe Korty
2021-07-22 14:11 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman [this message]
2021-07-27 22:19   ` Joe Korty
2021-07-28  6:07     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-07-28 13:51       ` Joe Korty
2021-07-28 16:15         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman

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