[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>

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