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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] sched/wait: add round robin wakeup mode
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On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 9:05 PM, Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com> wrote:
> The motivation for this flag is to allow the distribution of wakeups from
> a shared source in a balanced manner. Currently, we can add threads exclusively
> but that often results in the same thread woken up again and again. In the case
> where we are trying to balance work across threads this is not desirable.
>
> The WQ_FLAG_ROUND_ROBIN is restricted to being exclusive as well, otherwise we
> do not know who is being woken up.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jason Baron <jbaron@akamai.com>
> ---
> include/linux/wait.h | 11 +++++++++++
> kernel/sched/wait.c | 5 ++++-
> 2 files changed, 15 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/linux/wait.h b/include/linux/wait.h
> index 2232ed1..bbdef98 100644
> --- a/include/linux/wait.h
> +++ b/include/linux/wait.h
> @@ -16,6 +16,7 @@ int default_wake_function(wait_queue_t *wait, unsigned mode, int flags, void *ke
> /* __wait_queue::flags */
> #define WQ_FLAG_EXCLUSIVE 0x01
> #define WQ_FLAG_WOKEN 0x02
> +#define WQ_FLAG_ROUND_ROBIN 0x04
>
> struct __wait_queue {
> unsigned int flags;
> @@ -109,6 +110,16 @@ static inline int waitqueue_active(wait_queue_head_t *q)
>
> extern void add_wait_queue(wait_queue_head_t *q, wait_queue_t *wait);
> extern void add_wait_queue_exclusive(wait_queue_head_t *q, wait_queue_t *wait);
> +
> +/*
> + * rr relies on exclusive, otherwise we don't know which entry was woken
> + */
> +static inline void add_wait_queue_rr(wait_queue_head_t *q, wait_queue_t *wait)
> +{
> + wait->flags |= WQ_FLAG_ROUND_ROBIN;
> + add_wait_queue_exclusive(q, wait);
> +}
> +
> extern void remove_wait_queue(wait_queue_head_t *q, wait_queue_t *wait);
>
> static inline void __add_wait_queue(wait_queue_head_t *head, wait_queue_t *new)
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/wait.c b/kernel/sched/wait.c
> index 852143a..17d1039 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/wait.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/wait.c
> @@ -71,8 +71,11 @@ static void __wake_up_common(wait_queue_head_t *q, unsigned int mode,
> unsigned flags = curr->flags;
>
> if (curr->func(curr, mode, wake_flags, key) &&
> - (flags & WQ_FLAG_EXCLUSIVE) && !--nr_exclusive)
> + (flags & WQ_FLAG_EXCLUSIVE) && !--nr_exclusive) {
> + if (flags & WQ_FLAG_ROUND_ROBIN)
> + list_move_tail(&curr->task_list, &q->task_list);
> break;
> + }
> }
> }
>
> --
> 1.8.2.rc2
>
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