mpslsi0 : Trying sleep, but thread marked as sleeping prohibited
Kashyap.Desai at lsi.com
Thu Feb 23 13:15:36 UTC 2012
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Schouten [mailto:ed at 80386.nl]
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:16 PM
> To: Desai, Kashyap
> Cc: freebsd-scsi at freebsd.org; freebsd-stable; joerg at FreeBSD.org; Kenneth
> D. Merry; McConnell, Stephen; Justin T. Gibbs
> Subject: Re: mpslsi0 : Trying sleep, but thread marked as sleeping
> Hi Kashyap,
> * Desai, Kashyap <Kashyap.Desai at lsi.com>, 20120222 18:51:
> > Adding Ed Schouten and Jorg Wunsch as I see there are author of
> > msleep/mtx related APIs.
> Am I? :-)
I am new to FreeBSD and desperate to know the answer. :-). Thanks for your help.
> > 1. When any irq is register with FreeBSD OS, it sets " TDP_NOSLEEPING"
> > pflag. It means though irq in freebsd is treated as thread, We cannot
> > sleep in IRQ because of " "TDP_NOSLEEPING " set.
> > 2. In mps driver we have below code snippet in ISR routine.
> > mps_dprint(sc, MPS_TRACE, "%s\n", __func__);
> > mps_lock(sc);
> > mps_intr_locked(data);
> > mps_unlock(sc);
> > I wonder why there is no issue with above code ? Theoretical we cannot
> > sleep in ISR. (as explained in #1) Any thoughts ?
> The TDP_NOSLEEPING flag only disallows sleeping of an indeterminate
> amount of time. Locking a mutex is allowed, as it can only cause the
> thread to be blocked for a small amount of time, waiting for another
> thread to unlock it.
So does this assumption that another thread will release mutex fast enough ?
Same as msleep() this can be applicable here as well. I mean another thread _can_ (if some bad drivers) take long time to release mutex.
> > 3. I recently added few place msleep() instead of DELAY in ISR context
> > and I see " Trying sleep, but thread marked as sleeping prohibited".
> Which makes sense, as msleep() can be used to sleep for indefinitely.
This part is clear. ! I agree with all experts view.
> Ed Schouten <ed at 80386.nl>
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