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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] sched: fix init NOHZ_IDLE flag
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On 8 February 2013 19:05, Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
> On my smp platform which is made of 5 cores in 2 clusters, I have the
> nr_busy_cpu field of sched_group_power struct that is not null when the
> platform is fully idle. The root cause seems to be:
> During the boot sequence, some CPUs reach the idle loop and set their
> NOHZ_IDLE flag while waiting for others CPUs to boot. But the nr_busy_cpus
> field is initialized later with the assumption that all CPUs are in the busy
> state whereas some CPUs have already set their NOHZ_IDLE flag.
> We set the NOHZ_IDLE flag when nr_busy_cpus is initialized to 0 in order to
> have a coherent configuration.
>
> The patch 2/2 protects this init against an update of NOHZ_IDLE flag because
> a NULL sched_domain is attached to the CPU during the build of the new
> sched_domain so nohz_kick_needed and set_cpu_sd_state_busy are not called and
> can't clear the NOHZ_IDLE flag

Hi Frederic,

With this v3, the initialization of NOHZ_IDLE and nr_busy_cpus is be
protected against any race condition because the initial state is the
idle state so if a cpu enters idle, it keeps the same state and we
can't set a busy state until the initialization is complete thanks to
the NULL domain.

Regards,
Vincent

>
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
> ---
> kernel/sched/core.c | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> index 26058d0..c730a4e 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> @@ -5884,7 +5884,9 @@ static void init_sched_groups_power(int cpu, struct sched_domain *sd)
> return;
>
> update_group_power(sd, cpu);
> - atomic_set(&sg->sgp->nr_busy_cpus, sg->group_weight);
> + atomic_set(&sg->sgp->nr_busy_cpus, 0);
> + set_bit(NOHZ_IDLE, nohz_flags(cpu));
> +
> }
>
> int __weak arch_sd_sibling_asym_packing(void)
> --
> 1.7.9.5
>


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