[PATCH] KVM: PPC: BOOK3S: PR: Fix WARN_ON with debug options on

Aneesh Kumar K.V aneesh.kumar at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed May 7 17:58:27 EST 2014

Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org> writes:

> On Sun, May 04, 2014 at 10:56:08PM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> With debug option "sleep inside atomic section checking" enabled we get
>> the below WARN_ON during a PR KVM boot. This is because upstream now
>> have PREEMPT_COUNT enabled even if we have preempt disabled. Fix the
>> warning by adding preempt_disable/enable around floating point and altivec
>> enable.
> This worries me a bit.  In this code:
>>  	if (msr & MSR_FP) {
>> +		preempt_disable();
>>  		enable_kernel_fp();
>>  		load_fp_state(&vcpu->arch.fp);
>>  		t->fp_save_area = &vcpu->arch.fp;
>> +		preempt_enable();
> What would happen if we actually did get preempted at this point?
> Wouldn't we lose the FP state we just loaded?

I was not sure we have got CONFIG_PREEMPT working with kvm. So i was
not looking at preempted case. But yes, if we have PREEMPT enabled it
would break as per the current code. 

> In other words, how come we're not already preempt-disabled at this
> point?

I don't see us disabling preempt in the code path. Are you suggesting
that we should be preempt disabled for the whole duration of
kvmppc_handle_ext ? 


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