On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 02:15:18PM +0530, Ritesh Harjani wrote:
For systems which do not have CONFIG_PREEMPT set and
if there is a heavy multi-threaded load/store operation happening
on pmem + sometimes along with device latencies, softlockup warnings like
this could trigger. This was seen on Power where pagesize is 64K.
To avoid softlockup, this patch adds a cond_resched() in this path.
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#31 stuck for 22s!
CPU: 31 PID: 15627 <..> 5.3.18-20
Reviewed-by: Aneesh Kumar K.V <aneesh.kumar(a)linux.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Ritesh Harjani <riteshh(a)linux.ibm.com>
drivers/nvdimm/pmem.c | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
diff --git a/drivers/nvdimm/pmem.c b/drivers/nvdimm/pmem.c
index 2df6994acf83..fcf7af13897e 100644
@@ -214,6 +214,7 @@ static blk_qc_t pmem_make_request(struct request_queue *q, struct bio
bio->bi_status = rc;
There are already cond_resched() calls between submitted bios in
blkdev_issue_zeroout() via both __blkdev_issue_zero_pages() and
__blkdev_issue_write_zeroes(), so I'm kinda wondering where the
problem is coming from here.
Just how big is the bio being issued here that it spins for 22s
trying to copy it?
And, really, if the system is that bound on cacheline bouncing that
it prevents memcpy() from making progress, I think we probably
should be issuing a soft lockup warning like this...