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From: Jia He <hejianet@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 14:02:31 -0700
Subject: mm/hugetlb: avoid soft lockup in set_max_huge_pages()
commit 649920c6ab93429b94bc7c1aa7c0e8395351be32 upstream.
In powerpc servers with large memory(32TB), we watched several soft
lockups for hugepage under stress tests.
The call traces are as follows:
1.
get_page_from_freelist+0x2d8/0xd50
__alloc_pages_nodemask+0x180/0xc20
alloc_fresh_huge_page+0xb0/0x190
set_max_huge_pages+0x164/0x3b0
2.
prep_new_huge_page+0x5c/0x100
alloc_fresh_huge_page+0xc8/0x190
set_max_huge_pages+0x164/0x3b0
This patch fixes such soft lockups. It is safe to call cond_resched()
there because it is out of spin_lock/unlock section.
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1469674442-14848-1-git-send-email-hejianet@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: Jia He <hejianet@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Naoya Horiguchi <n-horiguchi@ah.jp.nec.com>
Acked-by: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
Acked-by: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@oracle.com>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
---
mm/hugetlb.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
--- a/mm/hugetlb.c
+++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
@@ -1655,6 +1655,10 @@ static unsigned long set_max_huge_pages(
* and reducing the surplus.
*/
spin_unlock(&hugetlb_lock);
+
+ /* yield cpu to avoid soft lockup */
+ cond_resched();
+
if (hstate_is_gigantic(h))
ret = alloc_fresh_gigantic_page(h, nodes_allowed);
else