[ltt-dev] LTTng0.158 Linux-2629-RT kernel BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/rtmutex.c:685
tglx at linutronix.de
Tue Feb 16 12:01:49 EST 2010
On Tue, 16 Feb 2010, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > The function is called from an IPI. That's a LTTNG problem, not a RT one.
> I use del_timer in IPI to delete lttng per-cpu timers on all CPUs. I
> have to do this because timers created with add_timer_on are documented
> to be incompatible with del_timer_sync():
> * Synchronization rules: Callers must prevent restarting of the timer,
> * otherwise this function is meaningless. It must not be called from
> * interrupt contexts. The caller must not hold locks which would prevent
> * completion of the timer's handler. The timer's handler must not call
> * add_timer_on(). Upon exit the timer is not queued and the handler is
> * not running on any CPU.
Errm. The documentation says:
"The timer's handler must not call add_timer_on()."
It's not talking about a timer which was initialized with
And your per cpu timer handlers have no requirement to call
add_timer_on() simply because add/mod_timer() is requeueing the timer
on the same cpu on which the handler runs.
So the IPI is just a solution for a non existing problem.
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