[CPUFREQ] fix timer teardown in ondemand governor
authorMathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
Sun, 17 May 2009 14:30:45 +0000 (10:30 -0400)
committerDave Jones <davej@redhat.com>
Tue, 26 May 2009 16:04:50 +0000 (12:04 -0400)
* Rafael J. Wysocki (rjw@sisk.pl) wrote:
> This message has been generated automatically as a part of a report
> of regressions introduced between 2.6.28 and 2.6.29.
> The following bug entry is on the current list of known regressions
> introduced between 2.6.28 and 2.6.29.  Please verify if it still should
> be listed and let me know (either way).
> Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13186
> Subject : cpufreq timer teardown problem
> Submitter : Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
> Date : 2009-04-23 14:00 (24 days old)
> References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=124049523515036&w=4
> Handled-By : Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
> Patch : http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/19754/
>    http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/19753/

(updated changelog)

cpufreq fix timer teardown in ondemand governor

The problem is that dbs_timer_exit() uses cancel_delayed_work() when it should
use cancel_delayed_work_sync(). cancel_delayed_work() does not wait for the
workqueue handler to exit.

The ondemand governor does not seem to be affected because the
"if (!dbs_info->enable)" check at the beginning of the workqueue handler returns
immediately without rescheduling the work. The conservative governor in
2.6.30-rc has the same check as the ondemand governor, which makes things
usually run smoothly. However, if the governor is quickly stopped and then
started, this could lead to the following race :

dbs_enable could be reenabled and multiple do_dbs_timer handlers would run.
This is why a synchronized teardown is required.

The following patch applies to, at least, 2.6.28.x,, 2.6.30-rc2.

Depends on patch
cpufreq: remove rwsem lock from CPUFREQ_GOV_STOP call

Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
CC: gregkh@suse.de
CC: stable@kernel.org
CC: cpufreq@vger.kernel.org
CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
CC: rjw@sisk.pl
CC: Ben Slusky <sluskyb@paranoiacs.org>
Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>

index 338f428a15b765ceaef4686225715d5d2f9f93e3..e741c339df768e77e6f155658b16ef2757897afd 100644 (file)
@@ -98,6 +98,9 @@ static unsigned int dbs_enable;       /* number of CPUs using this policy */
  * (like __cpufreq_driver_target()) is being called with dbs_mutex taken, then
  * cpu_hotplug lock should be taken before that. Note that cpu_hotplug lock
  * is recursive for the same process. -Venki
+ * DEADLOCK ALERT! (2) : do_dbs_timer() must not take the dbs_mutex, because it
+ * would deadlock with cancel_delayed_work_sync(), which is needed for proper
+ * raceless workqueue teardown.
 static DEFINE_MUTEX(dbs_mutex);
@@ -562,7 +565,7 @@ static inline void dbs_timer_init(struct cpu_dbs_info_s *dbs_info)
 static inline void dbs_timer_exit(struct cpu_dbs_info_s *dbs_info)
        dbs_info->enable = 0;
-       cancel_delayed_work(&dbs_info->work);
+       cancel_delayed_work_sync(&dbs_info->work);
 static int cpufreq_governor_dbs(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,