On 01/17/17 16:50, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Monday, January 16, 2017 10:10:16 PM Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
>> On 01/16/17 20:31, John Baldwin wrote:
>>> On Monday, January 16, 2017 04:51:42 PM Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
>>>> When booting I observe an additional 30-second delay after this print:
>>>>> Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
>>>> ~30 second delay and boot continues like normal.
>>>> Checking "vmstat -i" reveals that some timers have been running loose.
>>>>> cpu0:timer 44300 442
>>>>> cpu1:timer 40561 404
>>>>> cpu3:timer 48462822 483058
>>>>> cpu2:timer 48477898 483209
>>>> Trying to add delays and/or prints around the Timecounters printout
>>>> makes the issue go away. Any ideas for debugging?
>>> I have generally used KTR tracing to trace what is happening during
>>> boot to debug EARLY_AP_STARTUP issues.
>> Hi John,
>> What happens is that getnextcpuevent(0) keeps on returning
>> "state->nextcall" which is in the past for CPU #2 and #3 on my box.
>> In "cpu_new_callout()" there is a check if "bt >= state->nextcall",
>> which I suspect is true, so "state->nextcall" never gets set to real
>> minimum sbintime.
>> The attached patch fixes the problem for me, but I'm not 100% sure
>> is correct.
> I think we want to be honoring any currently scheduled callouts.
The problem here is that we might be changing the clocksource, then
sbinuptime() will change too, so I think the value should be reset by
configtimer() and then corrected at the next call to callout_process().
> You could
> do that by setting it to 'cc_firstevent' of the associated CPU, but in
> practice 'state->nextcall' should already be set to that (it is
> to SBT_MAX in cpu_initclocks_bsp() and is then only set to other
> to cpu_new_callout()). Keep in mind that configtimer() is not just
> from boot, but is also invoked when starting/stopping the profiling
> However, when setting 'nextevent' (which is used to schedule the next
> interrupt), we should be honoring the existing 'nextcall' if it is sooner
> than the next hardclock.
Does this matter for the first tick? How often is configtimer() called?
> (One odd thing is that even in your case the first call to
> the 'now => state->nextcallout' check in handleevents() should be true
> which resets both nextcall and nextcallopt and invokes
Let me take you through the failure path, by code inspection:
1) configtimer() is called and we init nextcall and nextcallopt:
> next = now + timerperiod;
> state->nextcall = next;
> state->nextcallopt = next;
2) Any callout_reset() calls cpu_new_callout():
> state->nextcallopt = bt_opt;
> if (bt >= state->nextcall)
We follow this path, because "bt" is surely based on sbinuptime() and is
greater or equal to state->nextcall. Note that state->nextcallopt is
updated to bt_opt, which is in the future.
> goto done;
> state->nextcall = bt;
3) getnextcpuevent(0) is called by the fast timercb() to setup the next
> state = DPCPU_PTR(timerstate);
> /* Handle hardclock() events, skipping some if CPU is idle. */
> event = state->nexthard;
> /* Handle callout events. */
> if (event > state->nextcall)
We then go looping into this path, because state->nextcall is still
equal to "next" as in step 1) which is now in the past, until "now >=
state->nextcallopt" inside handleevents(), which clears this condition.
> event = state->nextcall;
> return (event);
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