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authorRobert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com>2010-09-02 15:07:48 -0400
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2010-09-03 08:05:18 +0200
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perf, x86: Try to handle unknown nmis with an enabled PMU
When the PMU is enabled it is valid to have unhandled nmis, two events could trigger 'simultaneously' raising two back-to-back NMIs. If the first NMI handles both, the latter will be empty and daze the CPU. The solution to avoid an 'unknown nmi' massage in this case was simply to stop the nmi handler chain when the PMU is enabled by stating the nmi was handled. This has the drawback that a) we can not detect unknown nmis anymore, and b) subsequent nmi handlers are not called. This patch addresses this. Now, we check this unknown NMI if it could be a PMU back-to-back NMI. Otherwise we pass it and let the kernel handle the unknown nmi. This is a debug log: cpu #6, nmi #32333, skip_nmi #32330, handled = 1, time = 1934364430 cpu #6, nmi #32334, skip_nmi #32330, handled = 1, time = 1934704616 cpu #6, nmi #32335, skip_nmi #32336, handled = 2, time = 1936032320 cpu #6, nmi #32336, skip_nmi #32336, handled = 0, time = 1936034139 cpu #6, nmi #32337, skip_nmi #32336, handled = 1, time = 1936120100 cpu #6, nmi #32338, skip_nmi #32336, handled = 1, time = 1936404607 cpu #6, nmi #32339, skip_nmi #32336, handled = 1, time = 1937983416 cpu #6, nmi #32340, skip_nmi #32341, handled = 2, time = 1938201032 cpu #6, nmi #32341, skip_nmi #32341, handled = 0, time = 1938202830 cpu #6, nmi #32342, skip_nmi #32341, handled = 1, time = 1938443743 cpu #6, nmi #32343, skip_nmi #32341, handled = 1, time = 1939956552 cpu #6, nmi #32344, skip_nmi #32341, handled = 1, time = 1940073224 cpu #6, nmi #32345, skip_nmi #32341, handled = 1, time = 1940485677 cpu #6, nmi #32346, skip_nmi #32347, handled = 2, time = 1941947772 cpu #6, nmi #32347, skip_nmi #32347, handled = 1, time = 1941949818 cpu #6, nmi #32348, skip_nmi #32347, handled = 0, time = 1941951591 Uhhuh. NMI received for unknown reason 00 on CPU 6. Do you have a strange power saving mode enabled? Dazed and confused, but trying to continue Deltas: nmi #32334 340186 nmi #32335 1327704 nmi #32336 1819 <<<< back-to-back nmi [1] nmi #32337 85961 nmi #32338 284507 nmi #32339 1578809 nmi #32340 217616 nmi #32341 1798 <<<< back-to-back nmi [2] nmi #32342 240913 nmi #32343 1512809 nmi #32344 116672 nmi #32345 412453 nmi #32346 1462095 <<<< 1st nmi (standard) handling 2 counters nmi #32347 2046 <<<< 2nd nmi (back-to-back) handling one counter nmi #32348 1773 <<<< 3rd nmi (back-to-back) handling no counter! [3] For back-to-back nmi detection there are the following rules: The PMU nmi handler was handling more than one counter and no counter was handled in the subsequent nmi (see [1] and [2] above). There is another case if there are two subsequent back-to-back nmis [3]. The 2nd is detected as back-to-back because the first handled more than one counter. If the second handles one counter and the 3rd handles nothing, we drop the 3rd nmi because it could be a back-to-back nmi. Signed-off-by: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> [ renamed nmi variable to pmu_nmi to avoid clash with .nmi in entry.S ] Signed-off-by: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> Cc: peterz@infradead.org Cc: gorcunov@gmail.com Cc: fweisbec@gmail.com Cc: ying.huang@intel.com Cc: ming.m.lin@intel.com Cc: eranian@google.com LKML-Reference: <1283454469-1909-3-git-send-email-dzickus@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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