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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] sched: Fix sched_wakeup tracepoint
On Fri, 2015-06-05 at 13:23 +0000, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> OK, so considering the definition naming feedback you provided, we
> may need a 3 tracepoint if we want to calculate both wakeup latency
> and scheduling latency (naming ofc open to discussion):
> sched_wakeup: when try_to_wake_up{,_local} is called in the waker.
> sched_activate_task: when the wakee is marked runnable.
> sched_switch: when scheduling actually happens.

I would propose:

sched_waking: upon calling try_to_wake_up() as soon as we know we need
to change state; guaranteed to be called from the context doing the

sched_woken: the wakeup is complete (task is runnable, any delay
between this and actually getting on a cpu is down to the scheduler).

sched_switch: when switching from task @prev to @next.

This means abandoning trace_sched_wakeup(); which might be a problem,
which is why I bloody hate tracepoints :-(

> We can then calculate wakeup latency as
> time@sched_activate - time@sched_wakeup
> And scheduling latency as
> time@sched_switch - time@sched_activate
> In the case of critical path analysis, we don't care about this
> level of granularity. What we care about is is sum of the two,
> which we can express as:
> time@sched_switch - time@sched_wakeup
> Is there an officially blessed name for this ?

No idea.

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