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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/2] Add epoll round robin wakeup mode
On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:33 AM, Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com> wrote:
> When we are sharing a wakeup source among multiple epoll fds, we end up with
> thundering herd wakeups, since there is currently no way to add to the
> wakeup source exclusively. This series introduces 2 new epoll flags,
> EPOLLEXCLUSIVE for adding to a wakeup source exclusively. And EPOLLROUNDROBIN
> which is to be used in conjunction to EPOLLEXCLUSIVE to evenly
> distribute the wakeups. This patch was originally motivated by a desire to
> improve wakeup balance and cpu usage for a listen socket() shared amongst
> multiple epoll fd sets.
>
> See: http://lwn.net/Articles/632590/ for previous test program and testing
> resutls.
>
> Epoll manpage text:
>
> EPOLLEXCLUSIVE
> Provides exclusive wakeups when attaching multiple epoll fds to a
> shared wakeup source. Must be specified with an EPOLL_CTL_ADD operation.
>
> EPOLLROUNDROBIN
> Provides balancing for exclusive wakeups when attaching multiple epoll
> fds to a shared wakeup soruce. Depends on EPOLLEXCLUSIVE being set and
> must be specified with an EPOLL_CTL_ADD operation.
>
> Thanks,

What permissions do you need on the file descriptor to do this? This
will be the first case where a poll-like operation has side effects,
and that's rather weird IMO.

--Andy

>
> -Jason
>
>
> Jason Baron (2):
> sched/wait: add round robin wakeup mode
> epoll: introduce EPOLLEXCLUSIVE and EPOLLROUNDROBIN
>
> fs/eventpoll.c | 25 ++++++++++++++++++++-----
> include/linux/wait.h | 11 +++++++++++
> include/uapi/linux/eventpoll.h | 6 ++++++
> kernel/sched/wait.c | 10 ++++++++--
> 4 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>
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> 1.8.2.rc2
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Andy Lutomirski
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