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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RT: Add priority-queuing and priority-inheritance to workqueue infrastructure
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On Wed, 2007-08-01 at 19:01 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> (you guys forgot to CC Ingo, Oleg and me)
>
> On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 20:52 -0700, Daniel Walker wrote:
>
> > Here's a simpler version .. uses the plist data structure instead of the
> > 100 queues, which makes for a cleaner patch ..
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Walker <dwalker@mvista.com>
>
> looks good, assuming you actually ran the code:

No faith huh? I boot tested a few times, but it could be tested more.

> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
>
> small nit below though..
>
> > ---
> > include/linux/workqueue.h | 7 ++++---
> > kernel/power/poweroff.c | 1 +
> > kernel/sched.c | 4 ----
> > kernel/workqueue.c | 40 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------
> > 4 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
> >
> > Index: linux-2.6.22/include/linux/workqueue.h
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.22.orig/include/linux/workqueue.h
> > +++ linux-2.6.22/include/linux/workqueue.h
> > @@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
> > #include <linux/timer.h>
> > #include <linux/linkage.h>
> > #include <linux/bitops.h>
> > +#include <linux/plist.h>
> > #include <asm/atomic.h>
> >
> > struct workqueue_struct;
> > @@ -26,7 +27,7 @@ struct work_struct {
> > #define WORK_STRUCT_PENDING 0 /* T if work item pending execution */
> > #define WORK_STRUCT_FLAG_MASK (3UL)
> > #define WORK_STRUCT_WQ_DATA_MASK (~WORK_STRUCT_FLAG_MASK)
> > - struct list_head entry;
> > + struct plist_node entry;
> > work_func_t func;
> > };
> >
> > @@ -43,7 +44,7 @@ struct execute_work {
> >
> > #define __WORK_INITIALIZER(n, f) { \
> > .data = WORK_DATA_INIT(), \
> > - .entry = { &(n).entry, &(n).entry }, \
> > + .entry = PLIST_NODE_INIT(n.entry, MAX_PRIO), \
> > .func = (f), \
> > }
> >
> > @@ -79,7 +80,7 @@ struct execute_work {
> > #define INIT_WORK(_work, _func) \
> > do { \
> > (_work)->data = (atomic_long_t) WORK_DATA_INIT(); \
> > - INIT_LIST_HEAD(&(_work)->entry); \
> > + plist_node_init(&(_work)->entry, -1); \
> > PREPARE_WORK((_work), (_func)); \
> > } while (0)
> >
> > Index: linux-2.6.22/kernel/power/poweroff.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.22.orig/kernel/power/poweroff.c
> > +++ linux-2.6.22/kernel/power/poweroff.c
> > @@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
> > #include <linux/sysrq.h>
> > #include <linux/init.h>
> > #include <linux/pm.h>
> > +#include <linux/sched.h>
> > #include <linux/workqueue.h>
> > #include <linux/reboot.h>
> >
> > Index: linux-2.6.22/kernel/sched.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.22.orig/kernel/sched.c
> > +++ linux-2.6.22/kernel/sched.c
> > @@ -4379,8 +4379,6 @@ long __sched sleep_on_timeout(wait_queue
> > }
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(sleep_on_timeout);
> >
> > -#ifdef CONFIG_RT_MUTEXES
> > -
> > /*
> > * rt_mutex_setprio - set the current priority of a task
> > * @p: task
> > @@ -4457,8 +4455,6 @@ out_unlock:
> > task_rq_unlock(rq, &flags);
> > }
> >
> > -#endif
> > -
> > void set_user_nice(struct task_struct *p, long nice)
> > {
> > int old_prio, delta, on_rq;
> > Index: linux-2.6.22/kernel/workqueue.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.22.orig/kernel/workqueue.c
> > +++ linux-2.6.22/kernel/workqueue.c
> > @@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ struct cpu_workqueue_struct {
> >
> > spinlock_t lock;
> >
> > - struct list_head worklist;
> > + struct plist_head worklist;
> > wait_queue_head_t more_work;
> > struct work_struct *current_work;
> >
> > @@ -127,16 +127,19 @@ struct cpu_workqueue_struct *get_wq_data
> > static void insert_work(struct cpu_workqueue_struct *cwq,
> > struct work_struct *work, int tail)
> > {
> > + int prio = current->normal_prio;
> > +
> > set_wq_data(work, cwq);
> > /*
> > * Ensure that we get the right work->data if we see the
> > * result of list_add() below, see try_to_grab_pending().
> > */
> > smp_wmb();
> > - if (tail)
> > - list_add_tail(&work->entry, &cwq->worklist);
> > - else
> > - list_add(&work->entry, &cwq->worklist);
> > + plist_node_init(&work->entry, prio);
> > + plist_add(&work->entry, &cwq->worklist);
>
> perhaps we ought to handle tail, perhaps not, not sure what the
> consequences are.

The plist doesn't distinguish since it's a sorted list. There is no way
to force something to the back of the list ..

It seems like the "tail" option was the old way to prioritize.. I think
It could be removed since we're always priority ordering now anyway..

Daniel

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