Commit 08d07259 authored by Wanpeng Li's avatar Wanpeng Li Committed by Thomas Gleixner

tick/nohz: Fix softlockup on scheduler stalls in kvm guest

tick_nohz_start_idle() is prevented to be called if the idle tick can't 
be stopped since commit 1f3b0f82 ("tick/nohz: Optimize nohz idle 
enter"). As a result, after suspend/resume the host machine, full dynticks 
kvm guest will softlockup:

 NMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 26s! [swapper/0:0]
 Call Trace:
  default_idle+0x31/0x1a0
  arch_cpu_idle+0xf/0x20
  default_idle_call+0x2a/0x50
  cpu_startup_entry+0x39b/0x4d0
  rest_init+0x138/0x140
  ? rest_init+0x5/0x140
  start_kernel+0x4c1/0x4ce
  ? set_init_arg+0x55/0x55
  ? early_idt_handler_array+0x120/0x120
  x86_64_start_reservations+0x24/0x26
  x86_64_start_kernel+0x142/0x14f

In addition, cat /proc/stat | grep cpu in guest or host:

cpu  398 16 5049 15754 5490 0 1 46 0 0
cpu0 206 5 450 0 0 0 1 14 0 0
cpu1 81 0 3937 3149 1514 0 0 9 0 0
cpu2 45 6 332 6052 2243 0 0 11 0 0
cpu3 65 2 328 6552 1732 0 0 11 0 0

The idle and iowait states are weird 0 for cpu0(housekeeping). 

The bug is present in both guest and host kernels, and they both have 
cpu0's idle and iowait states issue, however, host kernel's suspend/resume 
path etc will touch watchdog to avoid the softlockup.

- The watchdog will not be touched in tick_nohz_stop_idle path (need be 
  touched since the scheduler stall is expected) if idle_active flags are 
  not detected.
- The idle and iowait states will not be accounted when exit idle loop 
  (resched or interrupt) if idle start time and idle_active flags are 
  not set. 

This patch fixes it by reverting commit 1f3b0f82 since can't stop 
idle tick doesn't mean can't be idle.

Fixes: 1f3b0f82 ("tick/nohz: Optimize nohz idle enter")
Signed-off-by: default avatarWanpeng Li <wanpeng.li@hotmail.com>
Cc: Sanjeev Yadav<sanjeev.yadav@spreadtrum.com>
Cc: Gaurav Jindal<gaurav.jindal@spreadtrum.com>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
Cc: kvm@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Radim Krčmář <rkrcmar@redhat.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1472798303-4154-1-git-send-email-wanpeng.li@hotmail.comSigned-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
parent 98744b40
......@@ -908,10 +908,11 @@ static void __tick_nohz_idle_enter(struct tick_sched *ts)
ktime_t now, expires;
int cpu = smp_processor_id();
now = tick_nohz_start_idle(ts);
if (can_stop_idle_tick(cpu, ts)) {
int was_stopped = ts->tick_stopped;
now = tick_nohz_start_idle(ts);
ts->idle_calls++;
expires = tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick(ts, now, cpu);
......
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