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SubjectRe: 2.6.27.8 scheduler bug - threads not being scheduled for long periods
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On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 11:56 -0600, Dimitri Sivanich wrote:
> One place we've found this happens is in update_curr(), which calculates a
> delta_exec value as follows:
> delta_exec = (unsigned long)(now - curr->exec_start);
>
> Sometimes this value will be very large, as 'now' (the rq clock time) will
> be less than 'exec_start'. When this happens, __update_curr() will
> calculate a delta_exec_weighted based on this large value and add it to the
> thread's vruntime:
> curr->vruntime += delta_exec_weighted;

So you're saying your rq->clock = sched_clock_cpu(cpu) = sched_clock()
[on ia64] goes backwards?

If so, then that's an architecture bug, sched_clock() must never be seen
to go backwards!


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