[Xen-devel] [PATCH] xen/sched: fix get_cpu_idle_time() with core scheduling
get_cpu_idle_time() is calling vcpu_runstate_get() for an idle vcpu.
With core scheduling active this is fragile, as idle vcpus are assigned
to other scheduling units temporarily, and that assignment is changed
in some cases without holding the scheduling lock, and
vcpu_runstate_get() is using v->sched_unit as parameter for
unit_schedule_[un]lock_irq(), resulting in an ASSERT() triggering in
unlock in case v->sched_unit has changed meanwhile.
Fix that by using a local unit variable holding the correct unit.
Signed-off-by: Juergen Gross <email@example.com>
I have verified that all other uses of v->sched_unit are not
problematic: they are all for non-idle vcpus, or in scheduling paths
dealing with scheduling themselves and thus being aware of the
potential problem or not vulnerable by it.
xen/common/sched/core.c | 13 +++++++++++--
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/xen/common/sched/core.c b/xen/common/sched/core.c
index 2e43f8029f..de5a6b1a57 100644
@@ -308,17 +308,26 @@ void vcpu_runstate_get(const struct vcpu *v,
+ struct sched_unit *unit;
- lock = likely(v == current) ? NULL : unit_schedule_lock_irq(v->sched_unit);
+ * Be careful in case of an idle vcpu: the assignment to a unit might
+ * change even with the scheduling lock held, so be sure to use the
+ * correct unit for locking in order to avoid triggering an ASSERT() in
+ * the unlock function.
+ unit = is_idle_vcpu(v) ? get_sched_res(v->processor)->sched_unit_idle
+ : v->sched_unit;
+ lock = likely(v == current) ? NULL : unit_schedule_lock_irq(unit);
memcpy(runstate, &v->runstate, sizeof(*runstate));
delta = NOW() - runstate->state_entry_time;
if ( delta > 0 )
runstate->time[runstate->state] += delta;
if ( unlikely(lock != NULL) )
- unit_schedule_unlock_irq(lock, v->sched_unit);
+ unit_schedule_unlock_irq(lock, unit);
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