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

Alexander Graf agraf at suse.de
Wed May 7 21:37:53 EST 2014

On 05/07/2014 07:56 AM, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> 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?
> In other words, how come we're not already preempt-disabled at this
> point?

This is probably because we're trying to confuse Linux :). The entry 
path happens with interrupts hard disabled, but preempt enabled so that 
Linux doesn't consider the guest time as non-preemptible. That's the 
only call I could find where preempt is logically enabled (though it 
really isn't).


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