[PATCH] x86: make reboot task only run on the appropriate processor

Vivek Goyal vgoyal at redhat.com
Fri Nov 8 10:14:16 EST 2013

On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 05:16:07PM +0800, Baoquan He wrote:
> Currently system always reboot after below message when execute "kexec -e".
> [    0.572119] smpboot: Booting Node   0, Processors  #   1 OK
> In commit 1b3a5d02ee070c8f9943333b9b6370f486601e0f, reboot= handling was
> moved to kerne/reboot.c. However, the code to migrate current thread to
> reboot cpu was removed. That cause this incorrect kexec behavior.
> Now add that code block back.
> Reported-by: Matthew Whitehead <mwhitehe at redhat.com>
> Reported-by: Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com>
> Tested-by: WANG Chao <chaowang at redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Baoquan He <bhe at redhat.com>

Hi Bao,

This patch fixes the issue for me too. I noticed that we have generic
function migrate_to_reboot_cpu() to achieve what we want and rest of
the reboot paths are using it. So how about using that function. I 
wrote the new patch below. It works for me. Can you please give it
a try.


kexec: migrate to reboot cpu

Commit 1b3a5d02ee070c8f9943333b9b6370f486601e0f moved reboot= handling to
generic code. In the process it also removed the code in
native_machine_shutdown() which are moving reboot process to reboot_cpu/cpu0.

I guess that thought must have been that all reboot paths are calling
migrate_to_reboot_cpu(), so we don't need this special handling. But
kexec reboot path (kernel_kexec()) is not calling migrate_to_reboot_cpu()
so above change broke kexec. Now reboot can happen on non-boot cpu and when
INIT is sent in second kerneo to bring up BP, it brings down the machine.

So start calling migrate_to_reboot_cpu() in kexec reboot path to avoid
this problem.

Reported-by: Matthew Whitehead <mwhitehe at redhat.com>
Reported-by: Dave Young <dyoung at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com>
 include/linux/reboot.h |    1 +
 kernel/kexec.c         |    1 +
 kernel/reboot.c        |    2 +-
 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux-2.6/kernel/reboot.c
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/reboot.c	2013-10-16 00:30:50.000000000 -0400
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/reboot.c	2013-11-08 21:31:03.379064848 -0500
@@ -104,7 +104,7 @@ int unregister_reboot_notifier(struct no
-static void migrate_to_reboot_cpu(void)
+void migrate_to_reboot_cpu(void)
 	/* The boot cpu is always logical cpu 0 */
 	int cpu = reboot_cpu;
Index: linux-2.6/include/linux/reboot.h
--- linux-2.6.orig/include/linux/reboot.h	2013-11-08 21:33:27.000000000 -0500
+++ linux-2.6/include/linux/reboot.h	2013-11-08 21:34:29.778073522 -0500
@@ -43,6 +43,7 @@ extern int unregister_reboot_notifier(st
  * Architecture-specific implementations of sys_reboot commands.
+extern void migrate_to_reboot_cpu(void);
 extern void machine_restart(char *cmd);
 extern void machine_halt(void);
 extern void machine_power_off(void);
Index: linux-2.6/kernel/kexec.c
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/kexec.c	2013-10-16 00:30:50.000000000 -0400
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/kexec.c	2013-11-08 21:34:02.492072375 -0500
@@ -1676,6 +1676,7 @@ int kernel_kexec(void)
+		migrate_to_reboot_cpu();
 		printk(KERN_EMERG "Starting new kernel\n");

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