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SubjectRe: [PATCH 19/25] sched/vite: Handle nice updates under vtime
On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 05:11:03PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 04:53:54PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > > + irq_work_queue_on(&per_cpu(vtime_set_nice_work, cpu), cpu);
> > >
> > > What happens if you already had one pending? Do we loose updates?
> >
> > No, if irq_work is already pending, it doesn't requeue iff the work hasn't
> > been executed yet and it's guaranteed it will see the freshest update.
> > (you should trust more the code you wrote ;-)
>
> Yeah, I do remember hoq irq_work works. What I was asking was about how
> this specific handler deals with 'missing' updates.
>
> Suppose we start with state A, set it to B and raise the IPI, then set
> it to C before the interrupt happens.
>
> That means the irq_work handler will see C and never observe B.

Ah right, but that's ok, we can miss a few intermediate very short states. In this
case the most recent update is the relevant one.

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