[next,v2] softirq: enable MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME tuning with sysctl, max_softirq_time_msecs
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Zhiqiang Liu June 25, 2019, 3:13 a.m. UTC
From: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>

In __do_softirq func, MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME was set to 2ms via experimentation by
commit c10d73671 ("softirq: reduce latencies") in 2013, which was designed
to reduce latencies for various network workloads. The key reason is that the
maximum number of microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle in net_rx_action func
was set to 2 jiffies, so different HZ settting will lead to different latencies.

However, commit 7acf8a1e8 ("Replace 2 jiffies with sysctl netdev_budget_usecs
to enable softirq tuning") adopts netdev_budget_usecs to tun maximum number of
microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle. So the latencies of net_rx_action can be
controlled by sysadmins to copy with hardware changes over time.

Correspondingly, the MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME should be able to be tunned by sysadmins,
who knows best about hardware performance, for excepted tradeoff between latence
and fairness. Here, we add sysctl variable max_softirq_time_msecs to replace
MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME with 2ms default value.

Note: max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
value, which is in one jiffies range.

Signed-off-by: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>
---
 Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 kernel/softirq.c                |  8 +++++---
 kernel/sysctl.c                 |  9 +++++++++
 3 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Comments

Zhiqiang Liu June 28, 2019, 6:52 a.m. UTC | #1
Friendly ping ...

On 2019/6/25 11:13, Zhiqiang Liu wrote:
> From: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>
> 
> In __do_softirq func, MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME was set to 2ms via experimentation by
> commit c10d73671 ("softirq: reduce latencies") in 2013, which was designed
> to reduce latencies for various network workloads. The key reason is that the
> maximum number of microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle in net_rx_action func
> was set to 2 jiffies, so different HZ settting will lead to different latencies.
> 
> However, commit 7acf8a1e8 ("Replace 2 jiffies with sysctl netdev_budget_usecs
> to enable softirq tuning") adopts netdev_budget_usecs to tun maximum number of
> microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle. So the latencies of net_rx_action can be
> controlled by sysadmins to copy with hardware changes over time.
> 
> Correspondingly, the MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME should be able to be tunned by sysadmins,
> who knows best about hardware performance, for excepted tradeoff between latence
> and fairness. Here, we add sysctl variable max_softirq_time_msecs to replace
> MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME with 2ms default value.
> 
> Note: max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
> value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
> The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
> between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
> value, which is in one jiffies range.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>  kernel/softirq.c                |  8 +++++---
>  kernel/sysctl.c                 |  9 +++++++++
>  3 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
> index f0c86fbb3b48..23b36393f150 100644
> --- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
> @@ -44,6 +44,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
>  - kexec_load_disabled
>  - kptr_restrict
>  - l2cr                        [ PPC only ]
> +- max_softirq_time_msecs
>  - modprobe                    ==> Documentation/debugging-modules.txt
>  - modules_disabled
>  - msg_next_id		      [ sysv ipc ]
> @@ -445,6 +446,22 @@ This flag controls the L2 cache of G3 processor boards. If
> 
>  ==============================================================
> 
> +max_softirq_time_msecs:
> +
> +Maximum number of milliseconds to break the loop of restarting softirq
> +processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times in __do_softirq().
> +max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
> +value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
> +The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
> +between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
> +value, which is in one jiffies range.
> +
> +max_softirq_time_msecs is a non-negative integer value, and setting
> +negative value is meaningless and will return error.
> +Default: 2
> +
> +==============================================================
> +
>  modules_disabled:
> 
>  A toggle value indicating if modules are allowed to be loaded
> diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
> index a6b81c6b6bff..1e456db70093 100644
> --- a/kernel/softirq.c
> +++ b/kernel/softirq.c
> @@ -199,7 +199,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);
> 
>  /*
>   * We restart softirq processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times,
> - * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after 2 ms.
> + * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after
> + * max_softirq_time_msecs msecs.
>   * The MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME provides a nice upper bound in most cases, but in
>   * certain cases, such as stop_machine(), jiffies may cease to
>   * increment and so we need the MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART limit as
> @@ -210,7 +211,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);
>   * we want to handle softirqs as soon as possible, but they
>   * should not be able to lock up the box.
>   */
> -#define MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME  msecs_to_jiffies(2)
> +unsigned int __read_mostly max_softirq_time_msecs = 2;
>  #define MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART 10
> 
>  #ifdef CONFIG_TRACE_IRQFLAGS
> @@ -248,7 +249,8 @@ static inline void lockdep_softirq_end(bool in_hardirq) { }
> 
>  asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
>  {
> -	unsigned long end = jiffies + MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME;
> +	unsigned long end = jiffies +
> +		msecs_to_jiffies(max_softirq_time_msecs);
>  	unsigned long old_flags = current->flags;
>  	int max_restart = MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART;
>  	struct softirq_action *h;
> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
> index 1beca96fb625..96ff292ce7f6 100644
> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
> @@ -118,6 +118,7 @@ extern unsigned int sysctl_nr_open_min, sysctl_nr_open_max;
>  #ifndef CONFIG_MMU
>  extern int sysctl_nr_trim_pages;
>  #endif
> +extern unsigned int max_softirq_time_msecs;
> 
>  /* Constants used for minimum and  maximum */
>  #ifdef CONFIG_LOCKUP_DETECTOR
> @@ -1276,6 +1277,14 @@ static struct ctl_table kern_table[] = {
>  		.extra2		= &one,
>  	},
>  #endif
> +	{
> +		.procname	= "max_softirq_time_msecs",
> +		.data		= &max_softirq_time_msecs,
> +		.maxlen		= sizeof(unsigned int),
> +		.mode		= 0644,
> +		.proc_handler   = proc_dointvec_minmax,
> +		.extra1		= &zero,
> +	},
>  	{ }
>  };
>
Zhiqiang Liu July 9, 2019, 1:32 a.m. UTC | #2
Friendly ping ...

On 2019/6/28 14:52, Zhiqiang Liu wrote:
> Friendly ping ...
> 
> On 2019/6/25 11:13, Zhiqiang Liu wrote:
>> From: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>
>>
>> In __do_softirq func, MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME was set to 2ms via experimentation by
>> commit c10d73671 ("softirq: reduce latencies") in 2013, which was designed
>> to reduce latencies for various network workloads. The key reason is that the
>> maximum number of microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle in net_rx_action func
>> was set to 2 jiffies, so different HZ settting will lead to different latencies.
>>
>> However, commit 7acf8a1e8 ("Replace 2 jiffies with sysctl netdev_budget_usecs
>> to enable softirq tuning") adopts netdev_budget_usecs to tun maximum number of
>> microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle. So the latencies of net_rx_action can be
>> controlled by sysadmins to copy with hardware changes over time.
>>
>> Correspondingly, the MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME should be able to be tunned by sysadmins,
>> who knows best about hardware performance, for excepted tradeoff between latence
>> and fairness. Here, we add sysctl variable max_softirq_time_msecs to replace
>> MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME with 2ms default value.
>>
>> Note: max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
>> value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
>> The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
>> between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
>> value, which is in one jiffies range.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>
>> ---
>>  Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>>  kernel/softirq.c                |  8 +++++---
>>  kernel/sysctl.c                 |  9 +++++++++
>>  3 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
>> index f0c86fbb3b48..23b36393f150 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
>> @@ -44,6 +44,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
>>  - kexec_load_disabled
>>  - kptr_restrict
>>  - l2cr                        [ PPC only ]
>> +- max_softirq_time_msecs
>>  - modprobe                    ==> Documentation/debugging-modules.txt
>>  - modules_disabled
>>  - msg_next_id		      [ sysv ipc ]
>> @@ -445,6 +446,22 @@ This flag controls the L2 cache of G3 processor boards. If
>>
>>  ==============================================================
>>
>> +max_softirq_time_msecs:
>> +
>> +Maximum number of milliseconds to break the loop of restarting softirq
>> +processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times in __do_softirq().
>> +max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
>> +value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
>> +The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
>> +between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
>> +value, which is in one jiffies range.
>> +
>> +max_softirq_time_msecs is a non-negative integer value, and setting
>> +negative value is meaningless and will return error.
>> +Default: 2
>> +
>> +==============================================================
>> +
>>  modules_disabled:
>>
>>  A toggle value indicating if modules are allowed to be loaded
>> diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
>> index a6b81c6b6bff..1e456db70093 100644
>> --- a/kernel/softirq.c
>> +++ b/kernel/softirq.c
>> @@ -199,7 +199,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);
>>
>>  /*
>>   * We restart softirq processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times,
>> - * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after 2 ms.
>> + * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after
>> + * max_softirq_time_msecs msecs.
>>   * The MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME provides a nice upper bound in most cases, but in
>>   * certain cases, such as stop_machine(), jiffies may cease to
>>   * increment and so we need the MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART limit as
>> @@ -210,7 +211,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);
>>   * we want to handle softirqs as soon as possible, but they
>>   * should not be able to lock up the box.
>>   */
>> -#define MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME  msecs_to_jiffies(2)
>> +unsigned int __read_mostly max_softirq_time_msecs = 2;
>>  #define MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART 10
>>
>>  #ifdef CONFIG_TRACE_IRQFLAGS
>> @@ -248,7 +249,8 @@ static inline void lockdep_softirq_end(bool in_hardirq) { }
>>
>>  asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
>>  {
>> -	unsigned long end = jiffies + MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME;
>> +	unsigned long end = jiffies +
>> +		msecs_to_jiffies(max_softirq_time_msecs);
>>  	unsigned long old_flags = current->flags;
>>  	int max_restart = MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART;
>>  	struct softirq_action *h;
>> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
>> index 1beca96fb625..96ff292ce7f6 100644
>> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
>> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
>> @@ -118,6 +118,7 @@ extern unsigned int sysctl_nr_open_min, sysctl_nr_open_max;
>>  #ifndef CONFIG_MMU
>>  extern int sysctl_nr_trim_pages;
>>  #endif
>> +extern unsigned int max_softirq_time_msecs;
>>
>>  /* Constants used for minimum and  maximum */
>>  #ifdef CONFIG_LOCKUP_DETECTOR
>> @@ -1276,6 +1277,14 @@ static struct ctl_table kern_table[] = {
>>  		.extra2		= &one,
>>  	},
>>  #endif
>> +	{
>> +		.procname	= "max_softirq_time_msecs",
>> +		.data		= &max_softirq_time_msecs,
>> +		.maxlen		= sizeof(unsigned int),
>> +		.mode		= 0644,
>> +		.proc_handler   = proc_dointvec_minmax,
>> +		.extra1		= &zero,
>> +	},
>>  	{ }
>>  };
>>
> 
> 
> .
>
Zhiqiang Liu Sept. 11, 2019, 3:17 a.m. UTC | #3
Friendly ping...

On 2019/6/25 11:13, Zhiqiang Liu wrote:
> From: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>
> 
> In __do_softirq func, MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME was set to 2ms via experimentation by
> commit c10d73671 ("softirq: reduce latencies") in 2013, which was designed
> to reduce latencies for various network workloads. The key reason is that the
> maximum number of microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle in net_rx_action func
> was set to 2 jiffies, so different HZ settting will lead to different latencies.
> 
> However, commit 7acf8a1e8 ("Replace 2 jiffies with sysctl netdev_budget_usecs
> to enable softirq tuning") adopts netdev_budget_usecs to tun maximum number of
> microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle. So the latencies of net_rx_action can be
> controlled by sysadmins to copy with hardware changes over time.
> 
> Correspondingly, the MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME should be able to be tunned by sysadmins,
> who knows best about hardware performance, for excepted tradeoff between latence
> and fairness. Here, we add sysctl variable max_softirq_time_msecs to replace
> MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME with 2ms default value.
> 
> Note: max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
> value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
> The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
> between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
> value, which is in one jiffies range.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Zhiqiang liu <liuzhiqiang26@huawei.com>
> ---
>  Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 17 +++++++++++++++++
>  kernel/softirq.c                |  8 +++++---
>  kernel/sysctl.c                 |  9 +++++++++
>  3 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
> index f0c86fbb3b48..23b36393f150 100644
> --- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
> @@ -44,6 +44,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
>  - kexec_load_disabled
>  - kptr_restrict
>  - l2cr                        [ PPC only ]
> +- max_softirq_time_msecs
>  - modprobe                    ==> Documentation/debugging-modules.txt
>  - modules_disabled
>  - msg_next_id		      [ sysv ipc ]
> @@ -445,6 +446,22 @@ This flag controls the L2 cache of G3 processor boards. If
> 
>  ==============================================================
> 
> +max_softirq_time_msecs:
> +
> +Maximum number of milliseconds to break the loop of restarting softirq
> +processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times in __do_softirq().
> +max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
> +value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
> +The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
> +between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
> +value, which is in one jiffies range.
> +
> +max_softirq_time_msecs is a non-negative integer value, and setting
> +negative value is meaningless and will return error.
> +Default: 2
> +
> +==============================================================
> +
>  modules_disabled:
> 
>  A toggle value indicating if modules are allowed to be loaded
> diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
> index a6b81c6b6bff..1e456db70093 100644
> --- a/kernel/softirq.c
> +++ b/kernel/softirq.c
> @@ -199,7 +199,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);
> 
>  /*
>   * We restart softirq processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times,
> - * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after 2 ms.
> + * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after
> + * max_softirq_time_msecs msecs.
>   * The MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME provides a nice upper bound in most cases, but in
>   * certain cases, such as stop_machine(), jiffies may cease to
>   * increment and so we need the MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART limit as
> @@ -210,7 +211,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);
>   * we want to handle softirqs as soon as possible, but they
>   * should not be able to lock up the box.
>   */
> -#define MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME  msecs_to_jiffies(2)
> +unsigned int __read_mostly max_softirq_time_msecs = 2;
>  #define MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART 10
> 
>  #ifdef CONFIG_TRACE_IRQFLAGS
> @@ -248,7 +249,8 @@ static inline void lockdep_softirq_end(bool in_hardirq) { }
> 
>  asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
>  {
> -	unsigned long end = jiffies + MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME;
> +	unsigned long end = jiffies +
> +		msecs_to_jiffies(max_softirq_time_msecs);
>  	unsigned long old_flags = current->flags;
>  	int max_restart = MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART;
>  	struct softirq_action *h;
> diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
> index 1beca96fb625..96ff292ce7f6 100644
> --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
> +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
> @@ -118,6 +118,7 @@ extern unsigned int sysctl_nr_open_min, sysctl_nr_open_max;
>  #ifndef CONFIG_MMU
>  extern int sysctl_nr_trim_pages;
>  #endif
> +extern unsigned int max_softirq_time_msecs;
> 
>  /* Constants used for minimum and  maximum */
>  #ifdef CONFIG_LOCKUP_DETECTOR
> @@ -1276,6 +1277,14 @@ static struct ctl_table kern_table[] = {
>  		.extra2		= &one,
>  	},
>  #endif
> +	{
> +		.procname	= "max_softirq_time_msecs",
> +		.data		= &max_softirq_time_msecs,
> +		.maxlen		= sizeof(unsigned int),
> +		.mode		= 0644,
> +		.proc_handler   = proc_dointvec_minmax,
> +		.extra1		= &zero,
> +	},
>  	{ }
>  };
>

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diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index f0c86fbb3b48..23b36393f150 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@  show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
 - kexec_load_disabled
 - kptr_restrict
 - l2cr                        [ PPC only ]
+- max_softirq_time_msecs
 - modprobe                    ==> Documentation/debugging-modules.txt
 - modules_disabled
 - msg_next_id		      [ sysv ipc ]
@@ -445,6 +446,22 @@  This flag controls the L2 cache of G3 processor boards. If

 ==============================================================

+max_softirq_time_msecs:
+
+Maximum number of milliseconds to break the loop of restarting softirq
+processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times in __do_softirq().
+max_softirq_time_msecs will be coverted to jiffies, and any budget
+value will be rounded up to the next jiffies, which relates to CONFIG_HZ.
+The time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference
+between the setting jiffies of max_softirq_time_msecs and the actual
+value, which is in one jiffies range.
+
+max_softirq_time_msecs is a non-negative integer value, and setting
+negative value is meaningless and will return error.
+Default: 2
+
+==============================================================
+
 modules_disabled:

 A toggle value indicating if modules are allowed to be loaded
diff --git a/kernel/softirq.c b/kernel/softirq.c
index a6b81c6b6bff..1e456db70093 100644
--- a/kernel/softirq.c
+++ b/kernel/softirq.c
@@ -199,7 +199,8 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);

 /*
  * We restart softirq processing for at most MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART times,
- * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after 2 ms.
+ * but break the loop if need_resched() is set or after
+ * max_softirq_time_msecs msecs.
  * The MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME provides a nice upper bound in most cases, but in
  * certain cases, such as stop_machine(), jiffies may cease to
  * increment and so we need the MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART limit as
@@ -210,7 +211,7 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(__local_bh_enable_ip);
  * we want to handle softirqs as soon as possible, but they
  * should not be able to lock up the box.
  */
-#define MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME  msecs_to_jiffies(2)
+unsigned int __read_mostly max_softirq_time_msecs = 2;
 #define MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART 10

 #ifdef CONFIG_TRACE_IRQFLAGS
@@ -248,7 +249,8 @@  static inline void lockdep_softirq_end(bool in_hardirq) { }

 asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
 {
-	unsigned long end = jiffies + MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME;
+	unsigned long end = jiffies +
+		msecs_to_jiffies(max_softirq_time_msecs);
 	unsigned long old_flags = current->flags;
 	int max_restart = MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART;
 	struct softirq_action *h;
diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
index 1beca96fb625..96ff292ce7f6 100644
--- a/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -118,6 +118,7 @@  extern unsigned int sysctl_nr_open_min, sysctl_nr_open_max;
 #ifndef CONFIG_MMU
 extern int sysctl_nr_trim_pages;
 #endif
+extern unsigned int max_softirq_time_msecs;

 /* Constants used for minimum and  maximum */
 #ifdef CONFIG_LOCKUP_DETECTOR
@@ -1276,6 +1277,14 @@  static struct ctl_table kern_table[] = {
 		.extra2		= &one,
 	},
 #endif
+	{
+		.procname	= "max_softirq_time_msecs",
+		.data		= &max_softirq_time_msecs,
+		.maxlen		= sizeof(unsigned int),
+		.mode		= 0644,
+		.proc_handler   = proc_dointvec_minmax,
+		.extra1		= &zero,
+	},
 	{ }
 };