[RFC PATCH v2 05/18] sched: add task flag for preempt IRQ tracking
luto at amacapital.net
Sat May 21 01:41:00 AEST 2016
On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 7:05 AM, Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 04:39:51PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>> On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 4:15 PM, Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > Note this example is with today's unwinder. It could be made smarter to
>> > get the RIP from the pt_regs so the '?' could be removed from
>> > copy_page_to_iter().
>> > Thoughts?
>> I think we should do that. The silly sample patch I sent you (or at
>> least that I think I sent you) did that, and it worked nicely.
> Yeah, we can certainly do something similar to make the unwinder
> smarter. It should be very simple with this approach: if it finds the
> pt_regs() function on the stack, the (struct pt_regs *) pointer will be
> right after it.
That seems barely easier than checking if it finds a function in
.entry that's marked on the stack, and the latter has no runtime cost.
>> > diff --git a/arch/x86/entry/calling.h b/arch/x86/entry/calling.h
>> > index 9a9e588..f54886a 100644
>> > --- a/arch/x86/entry/calling.h
>> > +++ b/arch/x86/entry/calling.h
>> > @@ -201,6 +201,32 @@ For 32-bit we have the following conventions - kernel is built with
>> > .byte 0xf1
>> > .endm
>> > + /*
>> > + * Create a stack frame for the saved pt_regs. This allows frame
>> > + * pointer based unwinders to find pt_regs on the stack.
>> > + */
>> > + .macro CREATE_PT_REGS_FRAME regs=%rsp
>> > +#ifdef CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER
>> > + pushq \regs
>> > + pushq $pt_regs+1
>> > + pushq %rbp
>> > + movq %rsp, %rbp
>> > +#endif
>> > + .endm
>> I don't love this part. It's going to hurt performance, and, given
>> that we need to change the unwinder anyway to make it useful, let's
>> just emit a table somewhere in .rodata and use it directly.
> I'm not sure about the idea of a table. I get the feeling it would add
> more complexity to both the entry code and the unwinder. How would you
> specify the pt_regs location when it's on a different stack? (See the
> interrupt macro: non-nested interrupts will place pt_regs on the task
> stack before switching to the irq stack.)
Hmm. I need to think about the interrupt stack case a bit. Although
the actual top of the interrupt stack has a nearly fixed format, and I
have old patches to clean it up and make it actually be fixed. I'll
try to dust those off and resend them soon.
> If you're worried about performance, I can remove the syscall
> annotations. They're optional anyway, since the pt_regs is always at
> the same place on the stack for syscalls.
> I think three extra pushes wouldn't be a performance issue for
> interrupts/exceptions. And they'll go away when we finally bury
I bet we'll always need to support CONFIG_FRAME_POINTER for some
I'll play with this a bit.
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