1. 30 Sep, 2011 1 commit
    • Peter Zijlstra's avatar
      posix-cpu-timers: Cure SMP wobbles · d670ec13
      Peter Zijlstra authored
      David reported:
        Attached below is a watered-down version of rt/tst-cpuclock2.c from
        GLIBC.  Just build it with "gcc -o test test.c -lpthread -lrt" or
        Run it several times, and you will see cases where the main thread
        will measure a process clock difference before and after the nanosleep
        which is smaller than the cpu-burner thread's individual thread clock
        difference.  This doesn't make any sense since the cpu-burner thread
        is part of the top-level process's thread group.
        I've reproduced this on both x86-64 and sparc64 (using both 32-bit and
        64-bit binaries).
        For example:
        [davem@boricha build-x86_64-linux]$ ./test
        process: before(0.001221967) after(0.498624371) diff(497402404)
        thread:  before(0.000081692) after(0.498316431) diff(498234739)
        self:    before(0.001223521) after(0.001240219) diff(16698)
        [davem@boricha build-x86_64-linux]$ 
        The diff of 'process' should always be >= the diff of 'thread'.
        I make sure to wrap the 'thread' clock measurements the most tightly
        around the nanosleep() call, and that the 'process' clock measurements
        are the outer-most ones.
        #include <unistd.h>
        #include <stdio.h>
        #include <stdlib.h>
        #include <time.h>
        #include <fcntl.h>
        #include <string.h>
        #include <errno.h>
        #include <pthread.h>
        static pthread_barrier_t barrier;
        static void *chew_cpu(void *arg)
      	  while (1)
      		  __asm__ __volatile__("" : : : "memory");
      	  return NULL;
        int main(void)
      	  clockid_t process_clock, my_thread_clock, th_clock;
      	  struct timespec process_before, process_after;
      	  struct timespec me_before, me_after;
      	  struct timespec th_before, th_after;
      	  struct timespec sleeptime;
      	  unsigned long diff;
      	  pthread_t th;
      	  int err;
      	  err = clock_getcpuclockid(0, &process_clock);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  err = pthread_getcpuclockid(pthread_self(), &my_thread_clock);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  pthread_barrier_init(&barrier, NULL, 2);
      	  err = pthread_create(&th, NULL, chew_cpu, NULL);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  err = pthread_getcpuclockid(th, &th_clock);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  err = clock_gettime(process_clock, &process_before);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  err = clock_gettime(my_thread_clock, &me_before);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  err = clock_gettime(th_clock, &th_before);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  sleeptime.tv_sec = 0;
      	  sleeptime.tv_nsec = 500000000;
      	  nanosleep(&sleeptime, NULL);
      	  err = clock_gettime(th_clock, &th_after);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  err = clock_gettime(my_thread_clock, &me_after);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  err = clock_gettime(process_clock, &process_after);
      	  if (err)
      		  return 1;
      	  diff = process_after.tv_nsec - process_before.tv_nsec;
      	  printf("process: before(%lu.%.9lu) after(%lu.%.9lu) diff(%lu)\n",
      		 process_before.tv_sec, process_before.tv_nsec,
      		 process_after.tv_sec, process_after.tv_nsec, diff);
      	  diff = th_after.tv_nsec - th_before.tv_nsec;
      	  printf("thread:  before(%lu.%.9lu) after(%lu.%.9lu) diff(%lu)\n",
      		 th_before.tv_sec, th_before.tv_nsec,
      		 th_after.tv_sec, th_after.tv_nsec, diff);
      	  diff = me_after.tv_nsec - me_before.tv_nsec;
      	  printf("self:    before(%lu.%.9lu) after(%lu.%.9lu) diff(%lu)\n",
      		 me_before.tv_sec, me_before.tv_nsec,
      		 me_after.tv_sec, me_after.tv_nsec, diff);
      	  return 0;
      This is due to us using p->se.sum_exec_runtime in
      thread_group_cputime() where we iterate the thread group and sum all
      data. This does not take time since the last schedule operation (tick
      or otherwise) into account. We can cure this by using
      task_sched_runtime() at the cost of having to take locks.
      This also means we can (and must) do away with
      thread_group_sched_runtime() since the modified thread_group_cputime()
      is now more accurate and would deadlock when called from
      Aside of that it makes the function safe on 32 bit systems. The old
      code added t->se.sum_exec_runtime unprotected. sum_exec_runtime is a
      64bit value and could be changed on another cpu at the same time.
      Reported-by: default avatarDavid Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarPeter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
      Cc: stable@kernel.org
      Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1314874459.7945.22.camel@twins
      Tested-by: default avatarDavid Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
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