[3.13.y.z extended stable] Patch "sched: Fix unreleased llc_shared_mask bit during CPU hotplug" has been added to staging queue

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu Oct 9 20:51:46 UTC 2014


This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    sched: Fix unreleased llc_shared_mask bit during CPU hotplug

to the linux-3.13.y-queue branch of the 3.13.y.z extended stable tree 
which can be found at:

 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/linux.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/linux-3.13.y-queue

This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.13.11.9.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.13.y.z tree, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Dev/ExtendedStable

Thanks.
-Kamal

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>From d63c9d72fd0fc68a7ff6023b76ffc8f156fc6550 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Wanpeng Li <wanpeng.li at linux.intel.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:38:05 +0800
Subject: sched: Fix unreleased llc_shared_mask bit during CPU hotplug

commit 03bd4e1f7265548832a76e7919a81f3137c44fd1 upstream.

The following bug can be triggered by hot adding and removing a large number of
xen domain0's vcpus repeatedly:

	BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000004 IP: [..] find_busiest_group
	PGD 5a9d5067 PUD 13067 PMD 0
	Oops: 0000 [#3] SMP
	[...]
	Call Trace:
	load_balance
	? _raw_spin_unlock_irqrestore
	idle_balance
	__schedule
	schedule
	schedule_timeout
	? lock_timer_base
	schedule_timeout_uninterruptible
	msleep
	lock_device_hotplug_sysfs
	online_store
	dev_attr_store
	sysfs_write_file
	vfs_write
	SyS_write
	system_call_fastpath

Last level cache shared mask is built during CPU up and the
build_sched_domain() routine takes advantage of it to setup
the sched domain CPU topology.

However, llc_shared_mask is not released during CPU disable,
which leads to an invalid sched domainCPU topology.

This patch fix it by releasing the llc_shared_mask correctly
during CPU disable.

Yasuaki also reported that this can happen on real hardware:

  https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/7/22/1018

His case is here:

	==
	Here is an example on my system.
	My system has 4 sockets and each socket has 15 cores and HT is
	enabled. In this case, each core of sockes is numbered as
	follows:

		 | CPU#
	Socket#0 | 0-14 , 60-74
	Socket#1 | 15-29, 75-89
	Socket#2 | 30-44, 90-104
	Socket#3 | 45-59, 105-119

	Then llc_shared_mask of CPU#30 has 0x3fff80000001fffc0000000.

	It means that last level cache of Socket#2 is shared with
	CPU#30-44 and 90-104.

	When hot-removing socket#2 and #3, each core of sockets is
	numbered as follows:

		 | CPU#
	Socket#0 | 0-14 , 60-74
	Socket#1 | 15-29, 75-89

	But llc_shared_mask is not cleared. So llc_shared_mask of CPU#30
	remains having 0x3fff80000001fffc0000000.

	After that, when hot-adding socket#2 and #3, each core of
	sockets is numbered as follows:

		 | CPU#
	Socket#0 | 0-14 , 60-74
	Socket#1 | 15-29, 75-89
	Socket#2 | 30-59
	Socket#3 | 90-119

	Then llc_shared_mask of CPU#30 becomes
	0x3fff8000fffffffc0000000. It means that last level cache of
	Socket#2 is shared with CPU#30-59 and 90-104. So the mask has
	the wrong value.

Signed-off-by: Wanpeng Li <wanpeng.li at linux.intel.com>
Tested-by: Linn Crosetto <linn at hp.com>
Reviewed-by: Borislav Petkov <bp at suse.de>
Reviewed-by: Toshi Kani <toshi.kani at hp.com>
Reviewed-by: Yasuaki Ishimatsu <isimatu.yasuaki at jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes at google.com>
Cc: Prarit Bhargava <prarit at redhat.com>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <srostedt at redhat.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz at infradead.org>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1411547885-48165-1-git-send-email-wanpeng.li@linux.intel.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo at kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
---
 arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c b/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
index a965665..36d0440 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c
@@ -1287,6 +1287,9 @@ static void remove_siblinginfo(int cpu)

 	for_each_cpu(sibling, cpu_sibling_mask(cpu))
 		cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu, cpu_sibling_mask(sibling));
+	for_each_cpu(sibling, cpu_llc_shared_mask(cpu))
+		cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu, cpu_llc_shared_mask(sibling));
+	cpumask_clear(cpu_llc_shared_mask(cpu));
 	cpumask_clear(cpu_sibling_mask(cpu));
 	cpumask_clear(cpu_core_mask(cpu));
 	c->phys_proc_id = 0;
--
1.9.1





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