From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2022 17:08:23 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] rcu-tasks: Use schedule_hrtimeout_range() while waiting for
 the gp.

The RCU selftest is using schedule_timeout_idle() which fails on
PREEMPT_RT because it is used early in boot-up phase an which point
ksoftirqd is not yet ready and is required for the timer to expire.

To avoid this lockup, use schedule_hrtimeout() and let the timer expire
in hardirq context. This is ensures that the timer fires even on
PREEMPT_RT without any further requirement.

The timer is set to expire between fract and fract + HZ / 2 jiffies in
order to minimize the amount of extra wake ups and to allign with
possible other timer which expire within this window.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
 kernel/rcu/tasks.h |    7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
@@ -630,12 +630,15 @@ static void rcu_tasks_wait_gp(struct rcu
 	while (!list_empty(&holdouts)) {
 		bool firstreport;
 		bool needreport;
+		ktime_t exp;
 		int rtst;
 		/* Slowly back off waiting for holdouts */
 		set_tasks_gp_state(rtp, RTGS_WAIT_SCAN_HOLDOUTS);
-		schedule_timeout_idle(fract);
+		exp = jiffies_to_nsecs(fract);
+		__set_current_state(TASK_IDLE);
+		schedule_hrtimeout_range(&exp, jiffies_to_nsecs(HZ / 2),
 		if (fract < HZ)