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SubjectRe: [RFC -v2 PATCH 2/3] sched: add yield_to function
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On Fri, 2010-12-17 at 07:57 +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 14:49 -0500, Rik van Riel wrote:

> > >> +static void yield_to_fair(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
> > >> +{
> > >> + struct sched_entity *se =&p->se;
> > >> + struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq = cfs_rq_of(se);
> > >> + u64 remain = slice_remain(current);
> > >> +
> > >> + dequeue_task(rq, p, 0);
> > >> + se->vruntime -= remain;
> > >> + if (se->vruntime< cfs_rq->min_vruntime)
> > >> + se->vruntime = cfs_rq->min_vruntime;
> > >
> > > This has an excellent chance of moving the recipient rightward.. and the
> > > yielding task didn't yield anything. This may achieve the desired
> > > result or may just create a nasty latency spike... but it makes no
> > > arithmetic sense.
> >
> > Good point, the current task calls yield() in the function
> > that calls yield_to_fair, but I seem to have lost the code
> > that penalizes the current task's runtime...
> >
> > I'll reinstate that.
>
> See comment in parentheses above :)

BTW, with this vruntime donation thingy, what prevents a task from
forking off accomplices who do nothing but wait for a wakeup and
yield_to(exploit)?

Even swapping vruntimes in the same cfs_rq is dangerous as hell, because
one party is going backward.

-Mike



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