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SubjectRe: [RFC 5/9] sched: cpufreq: remove smp_processor_id() in remote paths
On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 4:26 PM, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
> On 11-04-17, 16:00, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
>> > On 29-03-17, 23:28, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> >> On Thursday, March 09, 2017 05:15:15 PM Viresh Kumar wrote:
>> >> > @@ -216,7 +216,7 @@ static void sugov_update_single(struct update_util_data *hook, u64 time,
>> >> > if (flags & SCHED_CPUFREQ_RT_DL) {
>> >> > next_f = policy->cpuinfo.max_freq;
>> >> > } else {
>> >> > - sugov_get_util(&util, &max);
>> >> > + sugov_get_util(&util, &max, hook->cpu);
>> >>
>> >> Why is this not racy?
>> >
>> > Why would reading the utilization values be racy? The only dynamic value here is
>> > "util_avg" and I am not sure if reading it is racy.
>> >
>> > But, this whole routine has races which I ignored as we may end up updating
>> > frequency simultaneously from two threads.
>>
>> Those races aren't there if we don't update cross-CPU, which is my point. :-)
>
> Of course. There are no races without this series.
>
>> >> > sugov_iowait_boost(sg_cpu, &util, &max);
>> >> > next_f = get_next_freq(sg_policy, util, max);
>> >> > }
>> >> > @@ -272,7 +272,7 @@ static void sugov_update_shared(struct update_util_data *hook, u64 time,
>> >> > unsigned long util, max;
>> >> > unsigned int next_f;
>> >> >
>> >> > - sugov_get_util(&util, &max);
>> >> > + sugov_get_util(&util, &max, hook->cpu);
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> And here?
>> >>
>> >> > raw_spin_lock(&sg_policy->update_lock);
>> >
>> > The lock prevents the same here though.
>> >
>> > So, if we are going to use this series, then we can use the same update-lock in
>> > case of single cpu per policies as well.
>>
>> No, we can't.
>>
>> The lock is unavoidable in the mulit-CPU policies case, but there's no
>> way I will agree on using a lock in the single-CPU case.
>
> How do you suggest to avoid the locking here then ? Some atomic
> variable read/write as done in cpufreq_governor.c ?

That is a very good question. :-)

I need to look at the scheduler code that invokes those things and see
what happens in there. Chances are there already is some sufficient
mutual exclusion in place.

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