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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/1]: timers: Enabling timer migration to cpu0
Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 14:43 +0530, Arun R Bharadwaj wrote:
>
>> The implentation details of this as follows:
>>
>
> 80 char lines please
>
>
>> A sysfs entry is created
>> at /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpuX/timer_migration. By setting this to 1,
>> timer migration is enabled for that cpu.
>> An important thing to note here is cpu-pinned timers. Timers can be
>> pinned to a particular cpu using the function add_timer_on(). So, such
>> timers should not be migrated.
>>
>
> You utterly fail to mention hrtimers even though you do touch those as
> well, what's more - there are hrtimers that need to be run on the cpu
> that queues them - you don't seem to provide anything like that.
>
>
>> Since the last 3 bits of the tvec_base is guaranteed to be 0, and
>> since the last bit is being used to indicate deferrable timers, I'm
>> using the second last bit to indicate cpu-pinned timers.
>> The implementation of functions to manage the TBASE_PINNED_FLAG is
>> similar to those which manage the TBASE_DEFERRABLE_FLAG.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Arun Bharadwaj <arun@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> ---
>>
>
> please add --show-c-function to your diff
>
>
>> Index: linux-2.6.26/drivers/base/cpu.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6.26.orig/drivers/base/cpu.c 2008-09-15 08:14:40.000000000 +0000
>> +++ linux-2.6.26/drivers/base/cpu.c 2008-09-15 09:34:52.000000000 +0000
>> @@ -13,6 +13,7 @@
>>
>> #include "base.h"
>>
>> +DEFINE_PER_CPU(int, enable_timer_migration);
>> struct sysdev_class cpu_sysdev_class = {
>> .name = "cpu",
>> };
>> @@ -20,6 +21,21 @@
>>
>> static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct sys_device *, cpu_sys_devices);
>>
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_TIMER_MIGRATION
>> +static ssize_t timer_migration_show(struct sys_device *dev, char *buf)
>> +{
>> + struct cpu *cpu = container_of(dev, struct cpu, sysdev);
>> + return sprintf(buf, "%u\n", per_cpu(enable_timer_migration, cpu->sysdev.id));
>> +}
>> +static ssize_t timer_migration_store(struct sys_device *dev, const char *buf, size_t count)
>> +{
>> + struct cpu *cpu = container_of(dev, struct cpu, sysdev);
>> + per_cpu(enable_timer_migration, cpu->sysdev.id) = buf[0] - 48;
>> + return count;
>> +}
>> +static SYSDEV_ATTR(timer_migration, 0666, timer_migration_show, timer_migration_store);
>> +#endif
>>
>
> Why bother with the CONFIG_ variable - its so little code and it adds to
> the Kconfig space.
>
>
>> #ifdef CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
>> static ssize_t show_online(struct sys_device *dev, char *buf)
>> {
>> @@ -175,6 +191,11 @@
>> if (!error)
>> error = sysdev_create_file(&cpu->sysdev, &attr_crash_notes);
>> #endif
>> +
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_TIMER_MIGRATION
>> + if (!error)
>> + error = sysdev_create_file(&cpu->sysdev, &attr_timer_migration);
>> +#endif
>> return error;
>> }
>>
>> Index: linux-2.6.26/init/Kconfig
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6.26.orig/init/Kconfig 2008-09-15 08:14:40.000000000 +0000
>> +++ linux-2.6.26/init/Kconfig 2008-09-15 08:14:48.000000000 +0000
>> @@ -923,3 +923,9 @@
>> designed for best read-side performance on non-realtime
>> systems. Classic RCU is the default. Note that the
>> PREEMPT_RCU symbol is used to select/deselect this option.
>> +
>> +config TIMER_MIGRATION
>> + bool
>> + default y
>> + help
>> + This option enables migration of non cpu-affine timers to cpu0.
>>
>
> this will earn you a place in the hall of kconfig-help-text of shame.
>
>
>> Index: linux-2.6.26/include/linux/timer.h
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6.26.orig/include/linux/timer.h 2008-09-15 08:14:40.000000000 +0000
>> +++ linux-2.6.26/include/linux/timer.h 2008-09-15 08:31:27.000000000 +0000
>> @@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
>> #include <linux/ktime.h>
>> #include <linux/stddef.h>
>> #include <linux/debugobjects.h>
>> +#include <linux/percpu.h>
>>
>> struct tvec_base;
>>
>> @@ -187,3 +188,7 @@
>> unsigned long round_jiffies_relative(unsigned long j);
>>
>> #endif
>> +
>> +#ifdef CONFIG_TIMER_MIGRATION
>> +DECLARE_PER_CPU(int, enable_timer_migration);
>> +#endif
>> Index: linux-2.6.26/kernel/timer.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6.26.orig/kernel/timer.c 2008-09-15 08:14:40.000000000 +0000
>> +++ linux-2.6.26/kernel/timer.c 2008-09-15 11:22:06.000000000 +0000
>> @@ -37,6 +37,7 @@
>> #include <linux/delay.h>
>> #include <linux/tick.h>
>> #include <linux/kallsyms.h>
>> +#include <linux/timer.h>
>>
>> #include <asm/uaccess.h>
>> #include <asm/unistd.h>
>> @@ -87,8 +88,9 @@
>> * the new flag to indicate whether the timer is deferrable
>> */
>> #define TBASE_DEFERRABLE_FLAG (0x1)
>> +#define TBASE_PINNED_FLAG (0x2)
>>
>> -/* Functions below help us manage 'deferrable' flag */
>> +/* Functions below help us manage 'deferrable' flag and 'cpu-pinned-timer' flag */
>> static inline unsigned int tbase_get_deferrable(struct tvec_base *base)
>> {
>> return ((unsigned int)(unsigned long)base & TBASE_DEFERRABLE_FLAG);
>> @@ -96,7 +98,7 @@
>>
>> static inline struct tvec_base *tbase_get_base(struct tvec_base *base)
>> {
>> - return ((struct tvec_base *)((unsigned long)base & ~TBASE_DEFERRABLE_FLAG));
>> + return (struct tvec_base *)((unsigned long)base & ~TBASE_DEFERRABLE_FLAG & ~TBASE_PINNED_FLAG);
>> }
>>
>
> I'm pretty sure this line is too long.
>
>
>> static inline void timer_set_deferrable(struct timer_list *timer)
>> @@ -105,11 +107,21 @@
>> TBASE_DEFERRABLE_FLAG));
>> }
>>
>> +static inline unsigned int tbase_get_pinned(struct tvec_base *base)
>> +{
>> + return ((unsigned int)(unsigned long)base & TBASE_PINNED_FLAG);
>> +}
>>
>
> Why explicitly cast to unsigned int?
>
>
>> static inline void
>> timer_set_base(struct timer_list *timer, struct tvec_base *new_base)
>> {
>> timer->base = (struct tvec_base *)((unsigned long)(new_base) |
>> - tbase_get_deferrable(timer->base));
>> + tbase_get_deferrable(timer->base) | tbase_get_pinned(timer->base));
>> +}
>> +
>> +static inline void timer_set_pinned(struct timer_list *timer)
>> +{
>> + timer->base = ((struct tvec_base *)((unsigned long)(timer->base) | TBASE_PINNED_FLAG));
>> }
>>
>
> <80 ?
>
>
>> /**
>> @@ -540,6 +552,12 @@
>>
>> new_base = __get_cpu_var(tvec_bases);
>>
>> + #ifdef CONFIG_TIMER_MIGRATION
>> + if (__get_cpu_var(enable_timer_migration) && !tbase_get_pinned(timer->base)) {
>> + new_base = per_cpu(tvec_bases, 0);
>> + }
>> + #endif
>>
>
> We don't indent preprocessor directives like that, also we don't use
> braces on single statement blocks.
>
>
>> if (base != new_base) {
>> /*
>> * We are trying to schedule the timer on the local CPU.
>> @@ -579,6 +597,7 @@
>> struct tvec_base *base = per_cpu(tvec_bases, cpu);
>> unsigned long flags;
>>
>> + timer_set_pinned(timer);
>> timer_stats_timer_set_start_info(timer);
>> BUG_ON(timer_pending(timer) || !timer->function);
>> spin_lock_irqsave(&base->lock, flags);
>> Index: linux-2.6.26/kernel/hrtimer.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6.26.orig/kernel/hrtimer.c 2008-09-15 08:14:40.000000000 +0000
>> +++ linux-2.6.26/kernel/hrtimer.c 2008-09-15 11:17:19.000000000 +0000
>> @@ -200,6 +200,12 @@
>> struct hrtimer_cpu_base *new_cpu_base;
>>
>> new_cpu_base = &__get_cpu_var(hrtimer_bases);
>> +
>> + #ifdef CONFIG_TIMER_MIGRATION
>> + if (__get_cpu_var(enable_timer_migration))
>> + new_cpu_base = &per_cpu(hrtimer_bases, 0);
>> + #endif
>>
>
> idem
>
> and NAK - this will actually break stuff.
>
>
>> new_base = &new_cpu_base->clock_base[base->index];
>>
>> if (base != new_base) {
>>
>
>

Thanks for pointing out all my blunders. I'll soon clean up my patch and
post it again.



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