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Subject[PATCH] sched: Introduce TASK_NOLOAD and TASK_IDLE
Subject: sched: Introduce TASK_NOLOAD and TASK_IDLE
From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Date: Fri May 8 14:23:45 CEST 2015

Currently people use TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE to idle kthreads and wait for
'work' because TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE contributes to the loadavg. Having
all idle kthreads contribute to the loadavg is somewhat silly.

Now mostly this works OK, because kthreads have all their signals
masked. However there's a few sites where this is causing problems and
TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE should be used, except for that loadavg issue.

This patch adds TASK_NOLOAD which, when combined with
TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE avoids the loadavg accounting.

As most of imagined usage sites are loops where a thread wants to
idle, waiting for work, a helper TASK_IDLE is introduced.

Cc: Julian Anastasov <ja@ssi.bg>
Cc: NeilBrown <neilb@suse.de>
Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
---
include/linux/sched.h | 10 +++++++---
include/trace/events/sched.h | 3 ++-
2 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -213,9 +213,10 @@ print_cfs_rq(struct seq_file *m, int cpu
#define TASK_WAKEKILL 128
#define TASK_WAKING 256
#define TASK_PARKED 512
-#define TASK_STATE_MAX 1024
+#define TASK_NOLOAD 1024
+#define TASK_STATE_MAX 2048

-#define TASK_STATE_TO_CHAR_STR "RSDTtXZxKWP"
+#define TASK_STATE_TO_CHAR_STR "RSDTtXZxKWPN"

extern char ___assert_task_state[1 - 2*!!(
sizeof(TASK_STATE_TO_CHAR_STR)-1 != ilog2(TASK_STATE_MAX)+1)];
@@ -225,6 +226,8 @@ extern char ___assert_task_state[1 - 2*!
#define TASK_STOPPED (TASK_WAKEKILL | __TASK_STOPPED)
#define TASK_TRACED (TASK_WAKEKILL | __TASK_TRACED)

+#define TASK_IDLE (TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE | TASK_NOLOAD)
+
/* Convenience macros for the sake of wake_up */
#define TASK_NORMAL (TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE | TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE)
#define TASK_ALL (TASK_NORMAL | __TASK_STOPPED | __TASK_TRACED)
@@ -240,7 +243,8 @@ extern char ___assert_task_state[1 - 2*!
((task->state & (__TASK_STOPPED | __TASK_TRACED)) != 0)
#define task_contributes_to_load(task) \
((task->state & TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE) != 0 && \
- (task->flags & PF_FROZEN) == 0)
+ (task->flags & PF_FROZEN) == 0 && \
+ (task->state & TASK_NOLOAD) == 0)

#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP

--- a/include/trace/events/sched.h
+++ b/include/trace/events/sched.h
@@ -147,7 +147,8 @@ TRACE_EVENT(sched_switch,
__print_flags(__entry->prev_state & (TASK_STATE_MAX-1), "|",
{ 1, "S"} , { 2, "D" }, { 4, "T" }, { 8, "t" },
{ 16, "Z" }, { 32, "X" }, { 64, "x" },
- { 128, "K" }, { 256, "W" }, { 512, "P" }) : "R",
+ { 128, "K" }, { 256, "W" }, { 512, "P" },
+ { 1024, "N" }) : "R",
__entry->prev_state & TASK_STATE_MAX ? "+" : "",
__entry->next_comm, __entry->next_pid, __entry->next_prio)
);

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