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SubjectRe: [PATCH 01/13] sched: Add 3 new scheduler syscalls to support an extended scheduling parameters ABI
Hello Peter,

On 02/14/2014 05:19 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 03:13:22PM +0100, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>> Peter, Dario,
>>
>> This is a little late in the day, but I think it's an important point
>> to just check before this API goes final.
>>
>>> SYNOPSIS
>>> #include <sched.h>
>>>
>>> struct sched_attr {
>>> u32 size;
>>>
>>> u32 sched_policy;
>>> u64 sched_flags;
>> [...]
>>> };
>>>
>>> int sched_setattr(pid_t pid, const struct sched_attr *attr);
>>>
>>> int sched_getattr(pid_t pid, const struct sched_attr *attr, unsigned int size);
>>
>> So, I that there's a flags field in the structure, which allows for
>> some extensibility for these calls in the future. However, is it
>> worthwhile to consider adding a 'flags' argument in the base signature
>> of either of these calls, to allow for some possible extensions in the
>> future. (See http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/585415/7b905c0248a158a2/ ).
>
> Sure why not..

Well, it doesn't need to be added gratuitously -- just if you think there's
some nonzero chance it might prove useful in the future ;-).

> I picked 'unsigned long' for the flags argument; I don't
> think there's a real standard for this, I've seen: 'int' 'unsigned int'
> and 'unsigned long' flags.
>
> Please holler if there is indeed a preference and I picked the wrong
> one.
>
> BTW; do you need more text on the manpage thingy I send you or was that
> sufficient?

If your could take another pass though your existing text, to incorporate the
new flags stuff, and then send a page to me + linux-man@
that would be great.

Cheers,

Michael


> ---
> Subject: sched: Add 'flags' argument to sched_{set,get}attr() syscalls
>
> Because of a recent syscall design debate; its deemed appropriate for
> each syscall to have a flags argument for future extension; without
> immediately requiring new syscalls.
>
> Suggested-by: Michael Kerrisk <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> ---
> include/linux/syscalls.h | 6 ++++--
> kernel/sched/core.c | 11 ++++++-----
> 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/syscalls.h b/include/linux/syscalls.h
> index 40ed9e9a77e5..bf41aeb09078 100644
> --- a/include/linux/syscalls.h
> +++ b/include/linux/syscalls.h
> @@ -281,13 +281,15 @@ asmlinkage long sys_sched_setscheduler(pid_t pid, int policy,
> asmlinkage long sys_sched_setparam(pid_t pid,
> struct sched_param __user *param);
> asmlinkage long sys_sched_setattr(pid_t pid,
> - struct sched_attr __user *attr);
> + struct sched_attr __user *attr,
> + unsigned long flags);
> asmlinkage long sys_sched_getscheduler(pid_t pid);
> asmlinkage long sys_sched_getparam(pid_t pid,
> struct sched_param __user *param);
> asmlinkage long sys_sched_getattr(pid_t pid,
> struct sched_attr __user *attr,
> - unsigned int size);
> + unsigned int size,
> + unsigned long flags);
> asmlinkage long sys_sched_setaffinity(pid_t pid, unsigned int len,
> unsigned long __user *user_mask_ptr);
> asmlinkage long sys_sched_getaffinity(pid_t pid, unsigned int len,
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> index fb9764fbc537..deeaa54fdf92 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> @@ -3631,13 +3631,14 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE2(sched_setparam, pid_t, pid, struct sched_param __user *, param)
> * @pid: the pid in question.
> * @uattr: structure containing the extended parameters.
> */
> -SYSCALL_DEFINE2(sched_setattr, pid_t, pid, struct sched_attr __user *, uattr)
> +SYSCALL_DEFINE3(sched_setattr, pid_t, pid, struct sched_attr __user *, uattr,
> + unsigned long, flags)
> {
> struct sched_attr attr;
> struct task_struct *p;
> int retval;
>
> - if (!uattr || pid < 0)
> + if (!uattr || pid < 0 || flags)
> return -EINVAL;
>
> if (sched_copy_attr(uattr, &attr))
> @@ -3774,8 +3775,8 @@ static int sched_read_attr(struct sched_attr __user *uattr,
> * @uattr: structure containing the extended parameters.
> * @size: sizeof(attr) for fwd/bwd comp.
> */
> -SYSCALL_DEFINE3(sched_getattr, pid_t, pid, struct sched_attr __user *, uattr,
> - unsigned int, size)
> +SYSCALL_DEFINE4(sched_getattr, pid_t, pid, struct sched_attr __user *, uattr,
> + unsigned int, size, unsigned long, flags)
> {
> struct sched_attr attr = {
> .size = sizeof(struct sched_attr),
> @@ -3784,7 +3785,7 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE3(sched_getattr, pid_t, pid, struct sched_attr __user *, uattr,
> int retval;
>
> if (!uattr || pid < 0 || size > PAGE_SIZE ||
> - size < SCHED_ATTR_SIZE_VER0)
> + size < SCHED_ATTR_SIZE_VER0 || flags)
> return -EINVAL;
>
> rcu_read_lock();
>


--
Michael Kerrisk
Linux man-pages maintainer; http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/
Linux/UNIX System Programming Training: http://man7.org/training/


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