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authorMandeep Singh Baines <msb@google.com>2009-02-05 04:35:48 (GMT)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2009-02-05 18:54:57 (GMT)
commitce9dbe244bf2063c41792e40dae7745957b118e0 (patch)
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softlockup: check all tasks in hung_task
Impact: extend the scope of hung-task checks Changed the default value of hung_task_check_count to PID_MAX_LIMIT. hung_task_batch_count added to put an upper bound on the critical section. Every hung_task_batch_count checks, the rcu lock is never held for a too long time. Keeping the critical section small minimizes time preemption is disabled and keeps rcu grace periods small. To prevent following a stale pointer, get_task_struct is called on g and t. To verify that g and t have not been unhashed while outside the critical section, the task states are checked. The design was proposed by Frédéric Weisbecker. Signed-off-by: Mandeep Singh Baines <msb@google.com> Suggested-by: Frédéric Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Acked-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/hung_task.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/hung_task.c39
1 files changed, 37 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/hung_task.c b/kernel/hung_task.c
index ba8ccd4..481ca8b 100644
--- a/kernel/hung_task.c
+++ b/kernel/hung_task.c
@@ -17,9 +17,18 @@
#include <linux/sysctl.h>
/*
- * Have a reasonable limit on the number of tasks checked:
+ * The number of tasks checked:
*/
-unsigned long __read_mostly sysctl_hung_task_check_count = 1024;
+unsigned long __read_mostly sysctl_hung_task_check_count = PID_MAX_LIMIT;
+
+/*
+ * Limit number of tasks checked in a batch.
+ *
+ * This value controls the preemptibility of khungtaskd since preemption
+ * is disabled during the critical section. It also controls the size of
+ * the RCU grace period. So it needs to be upper-bound.
+ */
+#define HUNG_TASK_BATCHING 1024
/*
* Zero means infinite timeout - no checking done:
@@ -110,6 +119,24 @@ static void check_hung_task(struct task_struct *t, unsigned long now,
}
/*
+ * To avoid extending the RCU grace period for an unbounded amount of time,
+ * periodically exit the critical section and enter a new one.
+ *
+ * For preemptible RCU it is sufficient to call rcu_read_unlock in order
+ * exit the grace period. For classic RCU, a reschedule is required.
+ */
+static void rcu_lock_break(struct task_struct *g, struct task_struct *t)
+{
+ get_task_struct(g);
+ get_task_struct(t);
+ rcu_read_unlock();
+ cond_resched();
+ rcu_read_lock();
+ put_task_struct(t);
+ put_task_struct(g);
+}
+
+/*
* Check whether a TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE does not get woken up for
* a really long time (120 seconds). If that happens, print out
* a warning.
@@ -117,6 +144,7 @@ static void check_hung_task(struct task_struct *t, unsigned long now,
static void check_hung_uninterruptible_tasks(unsigned long timeout)
{
int max_count = sysctl_hung_task_check_count;
+ int batch_count = HUNG_TASK_BATCHING;
unsigned long now = get_timestamp();
struct task_struct *g, *t;
@@ -131,6 +159,13 @@ static void check_hung_uninterruptible_tasks(unsigned long timeout)
do_each_thread(g, t) {
if (!--max_count)
goto unlock;
+ if (!--batch_count) {
+ batch_count = HUNG_TASK_BATCHING;
+ rcu_lock_break(g, t);
+ /* Exit if t or g was unhashed during refresh. */
+ if (t->state == TASK_DEAD || g->state == TASK_DEAD)
+ goto unlock;
+ }
/* use "==" to skip the TASK_KILLABLE tasks waiting on NFS */
if (t->state == TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE)
check_hung_task(t, now, timeout);