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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] schedutil: Allow cpufreq requests to be made even when kthread kicked
On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 04:28:23PM +0200, Juri Lelli wrote:
[...]
> > > > We would need more locking stuff in the work handler in that case and
> > > > I think there maybe a chance of missing the request in that solution
> > > > if the request happens right at the end of when sugov_work returns.
> > >
> > > Mmm, true. Ideally we might want to use some sort of queue where to
> > > atomically insert requests and then consume until queue is empty from
> > > sugov kthread.
> >
> > IMO we don't really need a queue or anything, we should need the kthread to
> > process the *latest* request it sees since that's the only one that matters.
>
> Yep, makes sense.
>
> > > But, I guess that's going to be too much complexity for an (hopefully)
> > > corner case.
> >
> > I thought of this corner case too, I'd argue its still an improvement over
> > not doing anything, but we could tighten this up a bit more if you wanted by
>
> Indeed! :)
>
> > doing something like this on top of my patch. Thoughts?
> >
> > ---8<-----------------------
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > index a87fc281893d..e45ec24b810b 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > @@ -394,6 +394,7 @@ static void sugov_work(struct kthread_work *work)
> > unsigned int freq;
> > unsigned long flags;
> >
> > +redo_work:
> > /*
> > * Hold sg_policy->update_lock shortly to handle the case where:
> > * incase sg_policy->next_freq is read here, and then updated by
> > @@ -409,6 +410,9 @@ static void sugov_work(struct kthread_work *work)
> > __cpufreq_driver_target(sg_policy->policy, freq,
> > CPUFREQ_RELATION_L);
> > mutex_unlock(&sg_policy->work_lock);
> > +
> > + if (sg_policy->work_in_progress)
> > + goto redo_work;
>
> Didn't we already queue up another irq_work at this point?

Oh yeah, so the case I was thinking was if the kthread was active, while the
new irq_work raced and finished.

Since that would just mean a new kthread_work for the worker, the loop I
mentioned above isn't needed. Infact there's already a higher level loop
taking care of it in kthread_worker_fn as below. So the governor thread
will not sleep and we'll keep servicing all pending requests till
they're done. So I think we're good with my original patch.

repeat:
[...]
if (!list_empty(&worker->work_list)) {
work = list_first_entry(&worker->work_list,
struct kthread_work, node);
list_del_init(&work->node);
}
worker->current_work = work;
spin_unlock_irq(&worker->lock);

if (work) {
__set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
work->func(work);
} else if (!freezing(current))
schedule();

try_to_freeze();
cond_resched();
goto repeat;

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