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SubjectRe: sys_sched_yield keeps locked irq before call of schedule()

* Zdenek Kabelac <zdenek.kabelac@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
>
> With recent 2.6.28-rc3 kernel I've noticed that schedule() is
> sometime being called with locked IRQ
>
> Call Trace:
> [<ffffffff81334592>] _spin_lock_irq+0x92/0xa0
> [<ffffffff8133126b>] schedule+0x13b/0x4cb
> [<ffffffff81013c10>] ? native_sched_clock+0x70/0xa0
> [<ffffffff81040930>] ? sys_sched_yield+0x0/0x80
> [<ffffffff810409a5>] sys_sched_yield+0x75/0x80
> [<ffffffff8100c6bb>] system_call_fastpath+0x16/0x1b

is this some special warning you added? The stock kernel certainly
does not emit this warning.

> Which is a result of the function sys_sched_yield() that calls
> schedule() while it keeps irq.
>
> Is it correct to call the function schedule() which 'usually'
> expects irq being unlocked and do some 'lenghty' operations (i.e.
> debug statistics) which do not need to keep irq locked for such a
> long time?

the debug statistics are all fast and we disable interrupts straight
away when entering the schedule().

Ingo


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