FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
» Video Reviews

» Linux Archive

Linux-archive is a website aiming to archive linux email lists and to make them easily accessible for linux users/developers.

» Sponsor

» Partners

» Sponsor

Go Back   Linux Archive > Ubuntu > Ubuntu Kernel Team

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Andy Whitcroft
Default Sched: fix skip_clock_update optimization

From: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>

commit f26f9aff6aaf67e9a430d16c266f91b13a5bff64 upstream.

idle_balance() drops/retakes rq->lock, leaving the previous task
vulnerable to set_tsk_need_resched(). Clear it after we return
from balancing instead, and in setup_thread_stack() as well, so
no successfully descheduled or never scheduled task has it set.

Need resched confused the skip_clock_update logic, which assumes
that the next call to update_rq_clock() will come nearly immediately
after being set. Make the optimization robust against the waking
a sleeper before it sucessfully deschedules case by checking that
the current task has not been dequeued before setting the flag,
since it is that useless clock update we're trying to save, and
clear unconditionally in schedule() proper instead of conditionally
in put_prev_task().

Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Reported-by: Bjoern B. Brandenburg <bbb.lst@gmail.com>
Tested-by: Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
LKML-Reference: <1291802742.1417.9.camel@marge.simson.net>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Brad Figg <brad.figg@canonical.com>

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/911401
Signed-off-by: Andy Whitcroft <apw@canonical.com>
kernel/fork.c | 1 +
kernel/sched.c | 6 +++---
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 49ffdad..1819195 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -273,6 +273,7 @@ static struct task_struct *dup_task_struct(struct task_struct *orig)

setup_thread_stack(tsk, orig);
+ clear_tsk_need_resched(tsk);
stackend = end_of_stack(tsk);
*stackend = STACK_END_MAGIC; /* for overflow detection */

diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
index 63b4a14..87e47d0 100644
--- a/kernel/sched.c
+++ b/kernel/sched.c
@@ -564,7 +564,7 @@ void check_preempt_curr(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p, int flags)
* A queue event has occurred, and we're going to schedule. In
* this case, we can save a useless back to back clock update.
- if (test_tsk_need_resched(p))
+ if (rq->curr->se.on_rq && test_tsk_need_resched(rq->curr))
rq->skip_clock_update = 1;

@@ -3536,7 +3536,6 @@ static void put_prev_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *prev)
if (prev->se.on_rq)
- rq->skip_clock_update = 0;
prev->sched_class->put_prev_task(rq, prev);

@@ -3599,7 +3598,6 @@ need_resched_nonpreemptible:

- clear_tsk_need_resched(prev);

if (prev->state && !(preempt_count() & PREEMPT_ACTIVE)) {
if (unlikely(signal_pending_state(prev->state, prev)))
@@ -3616,6 +3614,8 @@ need_resched_nonpreemptible:

put_prev_task(rq, prev);
next = pick_next_task(rq);
+ clear_tsk_need_resched(prev);
+ rq->skip_clock_update = 0;

if (likely(prev != next)) {
sched_info_switch(prev, next);

kernel-team mailing list

Thread Tools

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:19 AM.

VBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2007, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2008, www.linux-archive.org