Patchwork [3.11,61/70] hrtimer: Prevent all reprogramming if hang detected

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Submitter Luis Henriques
Date May 7, 2014, 1:13 p.m.
Message ID <1399468393-10140-62-git-send-email-luis.henriques@canonical.com>
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Permalink /patch/346649/
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Luis Henriques - May 7, 2014, 1:13 p.m.
3.11.10.10 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

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From: Stuart Hayes <stuart.w.hayes@gmail.com>

commit 6c6c0d5a1c949d2e084706f9e5fb1fccc175b265 upstream.

If the last hrtimer interrupt detected a hang it sets hang_detected=1
and programs the clock event device with a delay to let the system
make progress.

If hang_detected == 1, we prevent reprogramming of the clock event
device in hrtimer_reprogram() but not in hrtimer_force_reprogram().

This can lead to the following situation:

hrtimer_interrupt()
   hang_detected = 1;
   program ce device to Xms from now (hang delay)

We have two timers pending:
   T1 expires 50ms from now
   T2 expires 5s from now

Now T1 gets canceled, which causes hrtimer_force_reprogram() to be
invoked, which in turn programs the clock event device to T2 (5
seconds from now).

Any hrtimer_start after that will not reprogram the hardware due to
hang_detected still being set. So we effectivly block all timers until
the T2 event fires and cleans up the hang situation.

Add a check for hang_detected to hrtimer_force_reprogram() which
prevents the reprogramming of the hang delay in the hardware
timer. The subsequent hrtimer_interrupt will resolve all outstanding
issues.

[ tglx: Rewrote subject and changelog and fixed up the comment in
  	hrtimer_force_reprogram() ]

Signed-off-by: Stuart Hayes <stuart.w.hayes@gmail.com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/53602DC6.2060101@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques@canonical.com>
---
 kernel/hrtimer.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

Patch

diff --git a/kernel/hrtimer.c b/kernel/hrtimer.c
index 383319b..0d6df7b 100644
--- a/kernel/hrtimer.c
+++ b/kernel/hrtimer.c
@@ -581,6 +581,23 @@  hrtimer_force_reprogram(struct hrtimer_cpu_base *cpu_base, int skip_equal)
 
 	cpu_base->expires_next.tv64 = expires_next.tv64;
 
+	/*
+	 * If a hang was detected in the last timer interrupt then we
+	 * leave the hang delay active in the hardware. We want the
+	 * system to make progress. That also prevents the following
+	 * scenario:
+	 * T1 expires 50ms from now
+	 * T2 expires 5s from now
+	 *
+	 * T1 is removed, so this code is called and would reprogram
+	 * the hardware to 5s from now. Any hrtimer_start after that
+	 * will not reprogram the hardware due to hang_detected being
+	 * set. So we'd effectivly block all timers until the T2 event
+	 * fires.
+	 */
+	if (cpu_base->hang_detected)
+		return;
+
 	if (cpu_base->expires_next.tv64 != KTIME_MAX)
 		tick_program_event(cpu_base->expires_next, 1);
 }