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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] fix locking in cpu_disable_scheduler()

On 10/28/2013 04:05 PM, Jan Beulich wrote:
So commit eedd6039 ("scheduler: adjust internal locking interface")
uncovered - by now using proper spin lock constructs - a bug after all:
When bringing down a CPU, cpu_disable_scheduler() gets called with
interrupts disabled, and hence the use of vcpu_schedule_lock_irq() was
never really correct (i.e. the caller ended up with interrupts enabled
despite having disabled them explicitly).

Fixing this however surfaced another problem: The call path
vcpu_migrate() -> evtchn_move_pirqs() wants to acquire the event lock,
which however is a non-IRQ-safe once, and hence check_lock() doesn't
like this lock to be acquired when interrupts are already off. As we're
in stop-machine context here, getting things wrong wrt interrupt state
management during lock acquire/release is out of question though, so
the simple solution to this appears to be to just suppress spin lock
debugging for the period of time while the stop machine callback gets

Signed-off-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>

Acked-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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