[PATCH] powerpc/smp: Call smp_ops->setup_cpu() directly on the boot CPU

Michael Ellerman mpe at ellerman.id.au
Thu Jul 27 23:23:37 AEST 2017

In smp_cpus_done() we need to call smp_ops->setup_cpu() for the boot
CPU, which means it has to run *on* the boot CPU.

In the past we ensured it ran on the boot CPU by changing the CPU
affinity mask of current directly. That was removed in commit
6d11b87d55eb ("powerpc/smp: Replace open coded task affinity logic"),
and replaced with a work queue call.

Unfortunately using a work queue leads to a lockdep warning, now that
the CPU hotplug lock is a regular semaphore:

  WARNING: possible circular locking dependency detected
  kworker/0:1/971 is trying to acquire lock:
   (cpu_hotplug_lock.rw_sem){++++++}, at: [<c000000000100974>] apply_workqueue_attrs+0x34/0xa0

  but task is already holding lock:
   ((&wfc.work)){+.+.+.}, at: [<c0000000000fdb2c>] process_one_work+0x25c/0x800
       CPU0                    CPU1
       ----                    ----

Although the deadlock can't happen in practice, because
smp_cpus_done() only runs in early boot before CPU hotplug is allowed,
lockdep can't tell that.

Luckily in commit 8fb12156b8db ("init: Pin init task to the boot CPU,
initially") tglx changed the generic code to pin init to the boot CPU
to begin with. The unpinning of init from the boot CPU happens in
sched_init_smp(), which is called after smp_cpus_done().

So smp_cpus_done() is always called on the boot CPU, which means we
don't need the work queue call at all - and the lockdep warning goes

Signed-off-by: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
 arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c | 12 ++----------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c
index 997c88d54acf..cf0e1245b8cc 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/smp.c
@@ -1003,21 +1003,13 @@ static struct sched_domain_topology_level powerpc_topology[] = {
 	{ NULL, },
-static __init long smp_setup_cpu_workfn(void *data __always_unused)
-	smp_ops->setup_cpu(boot_cpuid);
-	return 0;
 void __init smp_cpus_done(unsigned int max_cpus)
-	 * We want the setup_cpu() here to be called on the boot CPU, but
-	 * init might run on any CPU, so make sure it's invoked on the boot
-	 * CPU.
+	 * We are running pinned to the boot CPU, see rest_init().
 	if (smp_ops && smp_ops->setup_cpu)
-		work_on_cpu_safe(boot_cpuid, smp_setup_cpu_workfn, NULL);
+		smp_ops->setup_cpu(boot_cpuid);
 	if (smp_ops && smp_ops->bringup_done)

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