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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 07/10] futex: use freezable blocking call


On 05/02/2013 12:45 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Wed, 1 May 2013, Colin Cross wrote:
>
>> Avoid waking up every thread sleeping in a futex_wait call during
>> suspend and resume by calling a freezable blocking call. Previous
>> patches modified the freezer to avoid sending wakeups to threads
>> that are blocked in freezable blocking calls.
>>
>> This call was selected to be converted to a freezable call because
>> it doesn't hold any locks or release any resources when interrupted
>> that might be needed by another freezing task or a kernel driver
>> during suspend, and is a common site where idle userspace tasks are
>> blocked.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Colin Cross <ccross@android.com>
>
> Acked-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>

Beat me to it :-) Also agreed.

Acked-by: Darren Hart <dvhart@linux.intel.com>

>
>> ---
>> kernel/futex.c | 3 ++-
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/kernel/futex.c b/kernel/futex.c
>> index b26dcfc..d710fae 100644
>> --- a/kernel/futex.c
>> +++ b/kernel/futex.c
>> @@ -61,6 +61,7 @@
>> #include <linux/nsproxy.h>
>> #include <linux/ptrace.h>
>> #include <linux/sched/rt.h>
>> +#include <linux/freezer.h>
>>
>> #include <asm/futex.h>
>>
>> @@ -1807,7 +1808,7 @@ static void futex_wait_queue_me(struct futex_hash_bucket *hb, struct futex_q *q,
>> * is no timeout, or if it has yet to expire.
>> */
>> if (!timeout || timeout->task)
>> - schedule();
>> + freezable_schedule();
>> }
>> __set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
>> }
>> --
>> 1.8.2.1
>>
>>

--
Darren Hart
Intel Open Source Technology Center
Yocto Project - Technical Lead - Linux Kernel


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