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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] checkpatch: Warn on use of yield()
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On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 13:45 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> The case at hand was a life-lock due to expecting that yield() would run
> another process which it needed in order to complete. Yield() does not
> provide that guarantee.

OK.

Perhaps the kernel-doc comments in sched/core.c
should/could be expanded/updated.

/**
* sys_sched_yield - yield the current processor to other threads.
*
* This function yields the current CPU to other tasks. If there are no
* other threads running on this CPU then this function will return.
*/

[]

/**
* yield - yield the current processor to other threads.
*
* This is a shortcut for kernel-space yielding - it marks the
* thread runnable and calls sys_sched_yield().
*/
void __sched yield(void)
{
set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
sys_sched_yield();
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(yield);




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