[PATCH] arm: use cpu_online_mask when using forced irq_set_affinity

Sudeep Holla sudeep.holla at arm.com
Fri Jun 20 06:04:52 PDT 2014

Hi Russell,

On 23/05/14 13:51, Sudeep Holla wrote:
> On 23/05/14 13:10, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 05:40:40PM +0100, Sudeep Holla wrote:
>>> From: Sudeep Holla <sudeep.holla at arm.com>
>>> Commit 01f8fa4f01d8("genirq: Allow forcing cpu affinity of interrupts")
>>> enabled the forced irq_set_affinity which previously refused to route an
>>> interrupt to an offline cpu.
>>> Commit ffde1de64012("irqchip: Gic: Support forced affinity setting")
>>> implements this force logic and disables the cpu online check for GIC
>>> interrupt controller.
>>> When __cpu_disable calls migrate_irqs, it disables the current cpu in
>>> cpu_online_mask and uses forced irq_set_affinity to migrate the IRQs
>>> away from the cpu but passes affinity mask with the cpu being offlined
>>> also included in it.
>>> When calling irq_set_affinity with force == true in a cpu hotplug path,
>>> the caller must ensure that the cpu being offlined is not present in the
>>> affinity mask or it may be selected as the target CPU, leading to the
>>> interrupt not being migrated.
>>> This patch uses cpu_online_mask when using forced irq_set_affinity so
>>> that the IRQs are properly migrated away.
>>> Tested on TC2 hotpluging CPU0 in and out. Without this patch the system
>>> locks up as the IRQs are not migrated away from CPU0.
>> You don't explain /how/ this happens, and I'm not convinced that you've
>> properly diagnosed this bug.
> Sorry for not being elaborate enough.
> - On boot by default all the irqs have cpu_online_mask as affinity
> - Now if CPU0 is being hotplugged out, CPU0 is removed from cpu_online_mask
>     and migrate_irqs is called
> - In migrate_one_irq, when affinity is read from the irq_desc, it still contains
>     CPU0 which is expected.
> - irq_set_affinity is called with affinity with CPU0 set and force = true,
>     which chooses CPU0 resulting in not migrating the IRQ.
>>> @@ -155,11 +155,15 @@ static bool migrate_one_irq(struct irq_desc *desc)
>>>    	if (irqd_is_per_cpu(d) || !cpumask_test_cpu(smp_processor_id(), affinity))
>>>    		return false;
>>> -	if (cpumask_any_and(affinity, cpu_online_mask) >= nr_cpu_ids) {
>>> -		affinity = cpu_online_mask;
>>> +	if (cpumask_any_and(affinity, cpu_online_mask) >= nr_cpu_ids)
>>>    		ret = true;
>>> -	}
>> The idea here with the original code is:
>> - if the current CPU (which is the one being offlined) is not in the
>>     affinity mask, do nothing.
>> - if "affinity & cpu_online_mask" indicates that there's no CPUs in the
>>     new set (cpu_online_mask must have been updated to indicate that the
>>     current CPU is offline) then re-set the affinity mask and report that
>>     we forced a change.
>> - otherwise, re-set the existing affinity (which will force the IRQ
>>     controller to re-evaluate it's routing given the affinity and online
>>     CPUs.)
> I completely understand the above idea, except that the new feature added
> to allow forced affinity setting(as mentioned in the commit log by 2 commits),
> changes the behaviour of last step.
> IRQ controller now re-evaluates it's routing based on the given affinity alone
> and doesn't consider online CPUs when force = true is set. This will result in
> the CPU being offlined chosen as the target if it happens to be the first in the
> affinity mask.
>> This code is correct.  In fact, changing it as you have, you /always/
>> reset the affinity mask whether or not the CPU being offlined is the
>> last CPU in the affinity set.
>> If you are finding that CPU0 is left with interrupts afterwards, the
>> bug lies elsewhere - probably in the IRQ controller code.
> Since the IRQ controller code is changed to provide that feature, either
> - we have to choose not to use forced option, or
> - we need to make sure we pass valid affinity mask with force = true option
> I chose latter in this patch. Let me know your opinion.

Any suggestions on this ? Since commit 01f8fa4f01d8 and ffde1de64012 are now in
stable releases, CPU0 hotplug is broken there now.


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