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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] sched/deadline: remove useless param from setup_new_dl_entity
Hi Juri,

On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:07:43 +0100
Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@arm.com> wrote:

> setup_new_dl_entity() takes two parameters, but it only actually uses
> one of them, under a different name, to setup a new dl_entity, after:
>
> 2f9f3fdc928 "sched/deadline: Remove dl_new from struct
> sched_dl_entity"
>
> as we currently do
>
> setup_new_dl_entity(&p->dl, &p->dl)
>
> However, before Luca's change we were doing
>
> setup_new_dl_entity(dl_se, pi_se)
>
> in update_dl_entity() for a dl_se->new entity: we were using pi_se's
> parameters (the potential PI donor) for setting up a new entity.
>
> Restore this behaviour (as we want to correctly initialize parameters
> of a boosted task that enters DEADLINE) by removing the useless second
> parameter of setup_new_dl_entity() and retrieving the top waiter
> directly from inside that function.
I did not have time to test this patch yet, but it still looks good to
me.



Thanks,
Luca


>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> Cc: Luca Abeni <luca.abeni@unitn.it>
> Signed-off-by: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@arm.com>
>
> ---
> Changes from v1:
> - Steve pointed out that we were actually using the second
> parameter to permorm initialization
> - Luca confirmed that behavior is slightly changed w.r.t. before
> his change
> - changelog updated and original behavior restored
> ---
> kernel/sched/deadline.c | 14 +++++++++++---
> 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/deadline.c b/kernel/sched/deadline.c
> index fcb7f0217ff4..2000ad2294d5 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/deadline.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/deadline.c
> @@ -346,11 +346,12 @@ static void check_preempt_curr_dl(struct rq
> *rq, struct task_struct *p,
> * one, and to (try to!) reconcile itself with its own scheduling
> * parameters.
> */
> -static inline void setup_new_dl_entity(struct sched_dl_entity *dl_se,
> - struct sched_dl_entity *pi_se)
> +static inline void setup_new_dl_entity(struct sched_dl_entity *dl_se)
> {
> struct dl_rq *dl_rq = dl_rq_of_se(dl_se);
> struct rq *rq = rq_of_dl_rq(dl_rq);
> + struct task_struct *pi_task =
> rt_mutex_get_top_task(dl_task_of(dl_se));
> + struct sched_dl_entity *pi_se = dl_se;
>
> WARN_ON(dl_time_before(rq_clock(rq), dl_se->deadline));
>
> @@ -363,6 +364,13 @@ static inline void setup_new_dl_entity(struct
> sched_dl_entity *dl_se, return;
>
> /*
> + * Use the scheduling parameters of the top pi-waiter task,
> + * if we have one from which we can inherit a deadline.
> + */
> + if (pi_task && dl_se->dl_boosted &&
> dl_prio(pi_task->normal_prio))
> + pi_se = &pi_task->dl;
> +
> + /*
> * We use the regular wall clock time to set deadlines in the
> * future; in fact, we must consider execution overheads
> (time
> * spent on hardirq context, etc.).
> @@ -1721,7 +1729,7 @@ static void switched_from_dl(struct rq *rq,
> struct task_struct *p) static void switched_to_dl(struct rq *rq,
> struct task_struct *p) {
> if (dl_time_before(p->dl.deadline, rq_clock(rq)))
> - setup_new_dl_entity(&p->dl, &p->dl);
> + setup_new_dl_entity(&p->dl);
>
> if (task_on_rq_queued(p) && rq->curr != p) {
> #ifdef CONFIG_SMP

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