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Subject[tip:sched/urgent] sched/rt: Improve pick_next_highest_task_rt()
Commit-ID:  1b028abc779b67b699daff55e27d2432f8d92666
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/1b028abc779b67b699daff55e27d2432f8d92666
Author: Michael J Wang <mjwang@broadcom.com>
AuthorDate: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:26:19 +0000
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitDate: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:52:12 +0200

sched/rt: Improve pick_next_highest_task_rt()

Avoid extra work by continuing on to the next rt_rq if the highest
prio task in current rt_rq is the same priority as our candidate
task.

More detailed explanation: if next is not NULL, then we have found a
candidate task, and its priority is next->prio. Now we are looking
for an even higher priority task in the other rt_rq's. idx is the
highest priority in the current candidate rt_rq. In the current 3.3
code, if idx is equal to next->prio, we would start scanning the tasks
in that rt_rq and replace the current candidate task with a task from
that rt_rq. But the new task would only have a priority that is equal
to our previous candidate task, so we have not advanced our goal of
finding a higher prio task. So we should avoid the extra work by
continuing on to the next rt_rq if idx is equal to next->prio.

Signed-off-by: Michael J Wang <mjwang@broadcom.com>
Acked-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Reviewed-by: Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/2EF88150C0EF2C43A218742ED384C1BC0FC83D6B@IRVEXCHMB08.corp.ad.broadcom.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
kernel/sched/rt.c | 2 +-
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/rt.c b/kernel/sched/rt.c
index b60dad7..44af55e 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/rt.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/rt.c
@@ -1428,7 +1428,7 @@ static struct task_struct *pick_next_highest_task_rt(struct rq *rq, int cpu)
next_idx:
if (idx >= MAX_RT_PRIO)
continue;
- if (next && next->prio < idx)
+ if (next && next->prio <= idx)
continue;
list_for_each_entry(rt_se, array->queue + idx, run_list) {
struct task_struct *p;

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