Re: do_boot_cpu can deadlock?

From: Gautham R Shenoy
Date: Thu Oct 23 2008 - 14:22:23 EST

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 07:02:12PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Hmm. arch/x86/kernel/smpboot.c:do_boot_cpu() can deadlock ?
> It is called from _cpu_up() under cpu_hotplug_begin(), and it
> waits for Again, if we have the pending work which
> needs get_online_cpus() we seem to have problems.

Good point. Though this code gets triggered mostly during boot time when
the CPUs are being brought online for the first time. If we have some
work-item pending at that time, which needs get_online_cpus(), we could
possibly see this deadlock.

> Oleg.

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