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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/6] sched: make double-lock-balance fair
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On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 10:21 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 13:35 -0400, Gregory Haskins wrote:
> > double_lock balance() currently favors logically lower cpus since they
> > often do not have to release their own lock to acquire a second lock.
> > The result is that logically higher cpus can get starved when there is
> > a lot of pressure on the RQs. This can result in higher latencies on
> > higher cpu-ids.
> >
> > This patch makes the algorithm more fair by forcing all paths to have
> > to release both locks before acquiring them again. Since callsites to
> > double_lock_balance already consider it a potential preemption/reschedule
> > point, they have the proper logic to recheck for atomicity violations.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Gregory Haskins <ghaskins@novell.com>
> > ---
> >
> > kernel/sched.c | 52 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> > 1 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
> > index df6b447..850b454 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched.c
> > @@ -2782,21 +2782,43 @@ static void double_rq_unlock(struct rq *rq1, struct rq *rq2)
> > __release(rq2->lock);
> > }
> >
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT
> > +
> > /*
> > - * double_lock_balance - lock the busiest runqueue, this_rq is locked already.
> > + * fair double_lock_balance: Safely acquires both rq->locks in a fair
> > + * way at the expense of forcing extra atomic operations in all
> > + * invocations. This assures that the double_lock is acquired using the
> > + * same underlying policy as the spinlock_t on this architecture, which
> > + * reduces latency compared to the unfair variant below. However, it
> > + * also adds more overhead and therefore may reduce throughput.
> > */
> > -static int double_lock_balance(struct rq *this_rq, struct rq *busiest)
> > +static inline int _double_lock_balance(struct rq *this_rq, struct rq *busiest)
> > + __releases(this_rq->lock)
> > + __acquires(busiest->lock)
> > + __acquires(this_rq->lock)
> > +{
> > + spin_unlock(&this_rq->lock);
> > + double_rq_lock(this_rq, busiest);
> > +
> > + return 1;
> > +}
>
> Right - so to belabour Nick's point:
>
> if (!spin_trylock(&busiest->lock)) {
> spin_unlock(&this_rq->lock);
> double_rq_lock(this_rq, busiest);
> }
>
> might unfairly treat someone who is waiting on this_rq if I understand
> it right?
>
> I suppose one could then write it like:
>
> if (spin_is_contended(&this_rq->lock) || !spin_trylock(&busiest->lock)) {
> spin_unlock(&this_rq->lock);
> double_rq_lock(this_rq, busiest);
> }
>
> But, I'm not sure that's worth the effort at that point..
>
> Anyway - I think all this is utterly defeated on CONFIG_PREEMPT by the
> spin with IRQs enabled logic in kernel/spinlock.c.
>
> Making this an -rt only patch...

n/m my last bit, that's only for spin_lock_irq*() which we're not using
here, so yes, it ought to work.




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