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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] 2.6.0 fix preempt ctx switch accounting
* Nick Piggin <> wrote:

> Make sure to count kernel preemption as a context switch. A short cut
> has been preventing it.

i'd prefer the much simpler patch below. This also keeps the kernel
preemption logic isolated instead of mixing it into the normal path.


--- linux/kernel/sched.c.orig
+++ linux/kernel/sched.c
@@ -1520,8 +1520,10 @@ need_resched:
* if entering off of a kernel preemption go straight
* to picking the next task.
- if (unlikely(preempt_count() & PREEMPT_ACTIVE))
+ if (unlikely(preempt_count() & PREEMPT_ACTIVE)) {
+ prev->nivcsw++;
goto pick_next_task;
+ }

switch (prev->state) {
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