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SubjectRe: [PATCH, v3 2/2] cgroups: introduce timer slack subsystem
On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 02:56:05PM -0800, jacob pan wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2011 22:47:36 +0200
> "Kirill A. Shutsemov" <kirill@shutemov.name> wrote:
>
> > From: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name>
> >
> > Provides a way of tasks grouping by timer slack value. Introduces per
> > cgroup max and min timer slack value. When a task attaches to a
> > cgroup, its timer slack value adjusts (if needed) to fit min-max
> > range.
> >
> > It also provides a way to set timer slack value for all tasks in the
> > cgroup at once.
> >
> > This functionality is useful in mobile devices where certain
> > background apps are attached to a cgroup and minimum wakeups are
> > desired.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <kirill@shutemov.name>
> > Idea-by: Jacob Pan <jacob.jun.pan@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
> > include/linux/cgroup_subsys.h | 6 +
> > include/linux/init_task.h | 4 +-
> > init/Kconfig | 10 ++
> > kernel/Makefile | 1 +
> > kernel/cgroup_timer_slack.c | 242
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>
> > +
> > +static int cgroup_timer_slack_check(struct task_struct *task,
> > + unsigned long slack_ns)
> > +{
> > + struct cgroup_subsys_state *css;
> > + struct timer_slack_cgroup *tslack_cgroup;
> > +
>
> use rcu_read_lock()/unlock?
> lockdep complains unprotected rcu dereference check.

Hmm.. I'm not sure, but it looks like lockdep false positive similar to
cgroup_freezer's (see commit 8b46f88084).
Paul, am I right?

> > + css = task_subsys_state(task, timer_slack_subsys.subsys_id);
> > + tslack_cgroup = container_of(css, struct timer_slack_cgroup,
> > css); +
> > + if (slack_ns < tslack_cgroup->min_slack_ns)
> > + return -EPERM;
> > + if (slack_ns > tslack_cgroup->max_slack_ns)
> > + return -EPERM;
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
>
> > +
> > +static struct cftype files[] = {
> > + {
> > + .name = "set_slack_ns",
> > + .write_u64 = tslack_write_set_slack_ns,
> > + },
> should we also allow reading of the current slack_ns?

There is no 'current slack_ns' for a cgroup since any process free to
change it with prctl().

> > + {
> > + .name = "min_slack_ns",
> > + .private = TIMER_SLACK_MIN,
> > + .read_u64 = tslack_read_range,
> > + .write_u64 = tslack_write_range,
> > + },
> > + {
> > + .name = "max_slack_ns",
> > + .private = TIMER_SLACK_MAX,
> > + .read_u64 = tslack_read_range,
> > + .write_u64 = tslack_write_range,
> > + },
> > +};
> > +

--
Kirill A. Shutemov


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