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Subject[PATCH 3.12 109/142] sched/rt: Add a missing rescheduling point
From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>

3.12-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


commit 619bd4a71874a8fd78eb6ccf9f272c5e98bcc7b7 upstream.

Since the change in commit:

fd7a4bed1835 ("sched, rt: Convert switched_{from, to}_rt() / prio_changed_rt() to balance callbacks")

... we don't reschedule a task under certain circumstances:

Lets say task-A, SCHED_OTHER, is running on CPU0 (and it may run only on
CPU0) and holds a PI lock. This task is removed from the CPU because it
used up its time slice and another SCHED_OTHER task is running. Task-B on
CPU1 runs at RT priority and asks for the lock owned by task-A. This
results in a priority boost for task-A. Task-B goes to sleep until the
lock has been made available. Task-A is already runnable (but not active),
so it receives no wake up.

The reality now is that task-A gets on the CPU once the scheduler decides
to remove the current task despite the fact that a high priority task is
enqueued and waiting. This may take a long time.

The desired behaviour is that CPU0 immediately reschedules after the
priority boost which made task-A the task with the lowest priority.

[js] no deadline in 3.12 yet

Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <>
Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Fixes: fd7a4bed1835 ("sched, rt: Convert switched_{from, to}_rt() prio_changed_rt() to balance callbacks")
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Slaby <>
kernel/sched/rt.c | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/rt.c b/kernel/sched/rt.c
index 10edf9d2a8b7..ce4ec3ae9abc 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/rt.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/rt.c
@@ -1871,10 +1871,9 @@ static void switched_to_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
if (rq->rt.overloaded)
+#endif /* CONFIG_SMP */
if (p->prio < rq->curr->prio)
-#endif /* CONFIG_SMP */

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