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authorFrederic Weisbecker <>2014-08-16 18:37:19 +0200
committerFrederic Weisbecker <>2014-09-13 18:38:15 +0200
commit76a33061b9323b7fdb220ae5fa116c10833ec22e (patch)
tree7245c4d5973f7cefea283513a1cfd6f90c1d9bbe /kernel/time/timer.c
parentc5c38ef3d70377dc504a6a3f611a3ec814bc757b (diff)
irq_work: Force raised irq work to run on irq work interrupt
The nohz full kick, which restarts the tick when any resource depend on it, can't be executed anywhere given the operation it does on timers. If it is called from the scheduler or timers code, chances are that we run into a deadlock. This is why we run the nohz full kick from an irq work. That way we make sure that the kick runs on a virgin context. However if that's the case when irq work runs in its own dedicated self-ipi, things are different for the big bunch of archs that don't support the self triggered way. In order to support them, irq works are also handled by the timer interrupt as fallback. Now when irq works run on the timer interrupt, the context isn't blank. More precisely, they can run in the context of the hrtimer that runs the tick. But the nohz kick cancels and restarts this hrtimer and cancelling an hrtimer from itself isn't allowed. This is why we run in an endless loop: Kernel panic - not syncing: Watchdog detected hard LOCKUP on cpu 2 CPU: 2 PID: 7538 Comm: kworker/u8:8 Not tainted 3.16.0+ #34 Workqueue: btrfs-endio-write normal_work_helper [btrfs] ffff880244c06c88 000000001b486fe1 ffff880244c06bf0 ffffffff8a7f1e37 ffffffff8ac52a18 ffff880244c06c78 ffffffff8a7ef928 0000000000000010 ffff880244c06c88 ffff880244c06c20 000000001b486fe1 0000000000000000 Call Trace: <NMI[<ffffffff8a7f1e37>] dump_stack+0x4e/0x7a [<ffffffff8a7ef928>] panic+0xd4/0x207 [<ffffffff8a1450e8>] watchdog_overflow_callback+0x118/0x120 [<ffffffff8a186b0e>] __perf_event_overflow+0xae/0x350 [<ffffffff8a184f80>] ? perf_event_task_disable+0xa0/0xa0 [<ffffffff8a01a4cf>] ? x86_perf_event_set_period+0xbf/0x150 [<ffffffff8a187934>] perf_event_overflow+0x14/0x20 [<ffffffff8a020386>] intel_pmu_handle_irq+0x206/0x410 [<ffffffff8a01937b>] perf_event_nmi_handler+0x2b/0x50 [<ffffffff8a007b72>] nmi_handle+0xd2/0x390 [<ffffffff8a007aa5>] ? nmi_handle+0x5/0x390 [<ffffffff8a0cb7f8>] ? match_held_lock+0x8/0x1b0 [<ffffffff8a008062>] default_do_nmi+0x72/0x1c0 [<ffffffff8a008268>] do_nmi+0xb8/0x100 [<ffffffff8a7ff66a>] end_repeat_nmi+0x1e/0x2e [<ffffffff8a0cb7f8>] ? match_held_lock+0x8/0x1b0 [<ffffffff8a0cb7f8>] ? match_held_lock+0x8/0x1b0 [<ffffffff8a0cb7f8>] ? match_held_lock+0x8/0x1b0 <<EOE><IRQ[<ffffffff8a0ccd2f>] lock_acquired+0xaf/0x450 [<ffffffff8a0f74c5>] ? lock_hrtimer_base.isra.20+0x25/0x50 [<ffffffff8a7fc678>] _raw_spin_lock_irqsave+0x78/0x90 [<ffffffff8a0f74c5>] ? lock_hrtimer_base.isra.20+0x25/0x50 [<ffffffff8a0f74c5>] lock_hrtimer_base.isra.20+0x25/0x50 [<ffffffff8a0f7723>] hrtimer_try_to_cancel+0x33/0x1e0 [<ffffffff8a0f78ea>] hrtimer_cancel+0x1a/0x30 [<ffffffff8a109237>] tick_nohz_restart+0x17/0x90 [<ffffffff8a10a213>] __tick_nohz_full_check+0xc3/0x100 [<ffffffff8a10a25e>] nohz_full_kick_work_func+0xe/0x10 [<ffffffff8a17c884>] irq_work_run_list+0x44/0x70 [<ffffffff8a17c8da>] irq_work_run+0x2a/0x50 [<ffffffff8a0f700b>] update_process_times+0x5b/0x70 [<ffffffff8a109005>] tick_sched_handle.isra.21+0x25/0x60 [<ffffffff8a109b81>] tick_sched_timer+0x41/0x60 [<ffffffff8a0f7aa2>] __run_hrtimer+0x72/0x470 [<ffffffff8a109b40>] ? tick_sched_do_timer+0xb0/0xb0 [<ffffffff8a0f8707>] hrtimer_interrupt+0x117/0x270 [<ffffffff8a034357>] local_apic_timer_interrupt+0x37/0x60 [<ffffffff8a80010f>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x3f/0x50 [<ffffffff8a7fe52f>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x6f/0x80 To fix this we force non-lazy irq works to run on irq work self-IPIs when available. That ability of the arch to trigger irq work self IPIs is available with arch_irq_work_has_interrupt(). Reported-by: Catalin Iacob <> Reported-by: Dave Jones <> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <> Cc: Ingo Molnar <> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <> Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/time/timer.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/time/timer.c b/kernel/time/timer.c
index aca5dfe2fa3d..9bbb8344ed3b 100644
--- a/kernel/time/timer.c
+++ b/kernel/time/timer.c
@@ -1385,7 +1385,7 @@ void update_process_times(int user_tick)
rcu_check_callbacks(cpu, user_tick);
if (in_irq())
- irq_work_run();
+ irq_work_tick();