Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
> Wolfgang Grandegger wrote:
>  > Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>  > > Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>  > >  > Wolfgang Grandegger wrote:
>  > >  >  > Hi Gilles,
>  > >  >  > 
>  > >  >  > Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>  > >  >  > > On Dec 6, 2007 3:05 PM, Wolfgang Grandegger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> wrote:
>  > >  >  > >> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>  > >  >  > >>> On Dec 6, 2007 2:28 PM, Gilles Chanteperdrix
>  > >  >  > >>> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  > >  >  > >>>> On Dec 6, 2007 2:24 PM, Wolfgang Grandegger <[EMAIL 
> PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  > >  >  > >>>>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>  > >  >  > >>>>>> On Dec 6, 2007 1:31 PM, Wolfgang Grandegger <[EMAIL 
> PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> Hello,
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>>
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> how do I cancel or delete a Xenomai POSIX thread running 
> in primary
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> context from a higher priority thread? IIUC, 
> pthread_kill() can only be
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> used in secondary context. I tried pthread_cancel(), but 
> it only works
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> when hitting a cancelation point, e.g. 
> pthread_testcancel(). Setting
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> pthread_setcanceltype(PTHREAD_CANCEL_ASYNCHRONOUS) did not 
> help. Is
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> there a code snippet or even an example program showing 
> how to cancel a
>  > >  >  > >>>>>>> pthread in primary context?
>  > >  >  > >>>>>> pthread_kill or pthread_cancel should result in sending a 
> signal to
>  > >  >  > >>>>>> the target thread, so should cause this thread to switch to 
> secondary
>  > >  >  > >>>>>> mode to handle it. If you want to wait for the target 
> thread to be
>  > >  >  > >>>>>> canceled, you should use pthread_cancel and pthread_join.
>  > >  >  > >>>>> There is no way to cancel a pthread in primary mode from 
> another pthread?
>  > >  >  > >>>> No. You always need secondary mode to effectively delete a 
> thread. The
>  > >  >  > >>>> same goes for the native skin.
>  > >  >  > >>> Ok. I understand what you mean. You want pthread_cancel not to 
> leave
>  > >  >  > >>> primary mode. This can easily be done by causing 
> pthread_cancel to use
>  > >  >  > >>> the kernel-space real-time pthread_cancel service. This should 
> work
>  > >  >  > >>> with no further modification.
>  > >  >  > >> I want to cancel/delete a task running in primary mode, e.g.
>  > >  >  > >>
>  > >  >  > >>   void* work_task(void* dummy)
>  > >  >  > >>   {
>  > >  >  > >>         int count = 0;
>  > >  >  > >>         while (1)
>  > >  >  > >>                 count++;
>  > >  >  > >>   }
>  > >  >  > >>
>  > >  >  > >> from the outside (= another higher priority task). How can I 
> use the
>  > >  >  > >> kernel-space real-time pthread_cancel service? My POSIX app is 
> runs in
>  > >  >  > >> user-land.
>  > >  >  > > 
>  > >  >  > > I was thinking about adding a pthread_cancel syscall that would 
> have
>  > >  >  > > triggered the kernel-space pthread_cancel. But this will not 
> work:
>  > >  >  > > user-space cleanup handlers would no longer get executed. 
> However,
>  > >  >  > > this can work for pthread_kill. Here is a patch which adds the
>  > >  >  > > pthread_kill syscall.
>  > >  >  > 
>  > >  >  > Great, thanks a lot. This seems to work but I'm now fiddling with 
> proper
>  > >  >  > cleanup and exit. I have attached my small test program. It behaves
>  > >  >  > somehow strange, at least to me:
>  > >  >  > 
>  > >  >  > - I see task period overruns when the low prio task is started. I
>  > >  >  >   suspect some switch to secondary mode in init_task().
>  > >  >  > 
>  > >  >  > - The program/system hangs after the listed messages:
>  > >  >  > 
>  > >  >  >   # ./kill_pthread
>  > >  >  >   Starting high_prio_task
>  > >  >  >   Killed low_prio task: count=3813129, overruns=0
>  > >  >  > 
>  > >  >  > Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
>  > >  >  > 
>  > >  >  > This is with Linux 2.4.25 and Xenomai 2.3.x on a MPC5200 board.
>  > >  > 
>  > >  > Your test runs fine with Xenomai trunk (on ARM). I will now try with
>  > >  > current state of the v2.3.x branch.
>  > > 
>  > > Works with v2.3.x too.
>  > 
>  > I re-activated my test PC running Linux 2.6.20.21. with Xenomai 2.3.x.
>  > There the program runs fine _without_ your pthread_kill patch. For some
>  > reason the low_prio_task() is running in secondary mode (do you know
>  > why? Is there a function to check the mode?). I added
>  > 
>  >         struct sched_param  param = { .sched_priority = LOW_PRIO };
>  >         pthread_setschedparam(pthread_self(), SCHED_FIFO, &param);

After adding pthread_getschedparam() I realized, that policy was 1 and
prio 10 and not as expected 5. The corresponding attribute settings
before calling pthread_create have been ignored somehow. Am I doing
something wrong in task_init()?

>  > to the head of that function and then I get:
>  > 
>  >   ./kill_pthread
>  >   Starting high_prio_task
>  >   BUG: NMI Watchdog detected LOCKUP
>  >   Killed low_prio task: count=1588495996, overruns=0
>  >   Exiting main
>  > 
>  > I have attached the corresponding oops in case it's of interest.
>  > Unfortunately, with your patch and adding the function
>  > __real_pthread_kill() to wrappers.c, the behavior is the same. I'm going
>  > to repeat the tests with Xenomai trunk tomorrow.
> 
> The oops is due to the NMI watchdog calling some linux domain functions
> over Xenomai domain. You should probably use Xenomai watchdog instead.
> 
> As for the reason why the watchdog triggers: are you sure you are
> running the kernel recompiled after having applied the patch?

Indeed, after a "make clean; make bzImage" of the kernel it behaves
differently. Wired, may be some dependency issue.

  # ./kill_pthread
  Starting high_prio_task
  low_prio_task: policy=1 prio=10
  Killed low_prio task: count=172709970, overruns=0

  [1]+  Stopped                 ./kill_pthread

The low_prio_task() seems to be aborted and the process is stopped. If I
do a "kill %1" though, the system hangs. I'm now trying Xenomai trunk
with Linux 2.6.23.

Wolfgang.


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