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authorDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2009-09-03 02:35:20 -0700
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2009-09-03 02:35:20 -0700
commite6617c6ec28a17cf2f90262b835ec05b9b861400 (patch)
tree550d509cca4413f472a6997751357f26aa2e680a /arch/sparc/prom/misc_64.c
parentsparc64: Validate linear D-TLB misses. (diff)
sparc64: Kill spurious NMI watchdog triggers by increasing limit to 30 seconds.
This is a compromise and a temporary workaround for bootup NMI watchdog triggers some people see with qla2xxx devices present. This happens when, for example: CPU 0 is in the driver init and looping submitting mailbox commands to load the firmware, then waiting for completion. CPU 1 is receiving the device interrupts. CPU 1 is where the NMI watchdog triggers. CPU 0 is submitting mailbox commands fast enough that by the time CPU 1 returns from the device interrupt handler, a new one is pending. This sequence runs for more than 5 seconds. The problematic case is CPU 1's timer interrupt running when the barrage of device interrupts begin. Then we have: timer interrupt return for softirq checking pending, thus enable interrupts qla2xxx interrupt return qla2xxx interrupt return ... 5+ seconds pass final qla2xxx interrupt for fw load return run timer softirq return At some point in the multi-second qla2xxx interrupt storm we trigger the NMI watchdog on CPU 1 from the NMI interrupt handler. The timer softirq, once we get back to running it, is smart enough to run the timer work enough times to make up for the missed timer interrupts. However, the NMI watchdogs (both x86 and sparc) use the timer interrupt count to notice the cpu is wedged. But in the above scenerio we'll receive only one such timer interrupt even if we last all the way back to running the timer softirq. The default watchdog trigger point is only 5 seconds, which is pretty low (the softwatchdog triggers at 60 seconds). So increase it to 30 seconds for now. Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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