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SubjectRe: [RFC/RFT][PATCH v2 1/6] time: tick-sched: Reorganize idle tick management code
On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 05:34:20PM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 4:14 PM, Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@kernel.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 10:22:26AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >> On Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:18:29 AM CET Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> >> > On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 10:02:01AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> >> > > Index: linux-pm/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> >> > > ===================================================================
> >> > > --- linux-pm.orig/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> >> > > +++ linux-pm/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> >> > > +
> >> > > +/**
> >> > > + * tick_nohz_idle_prepare - prepare for entering idle on the current CPU.
> >> > > + *
> >> > > + * Called when we start the idle loop.
> >> > > + */
> >> > > +void tick_nohz_idle_prepare(void)
> >> > > +{
> >> > > + struct tick_sched *ts;
> >> > > +
> >> > > + __tick_nohz_idle_prepare();
> >> > > +
> >> > > + local_irq_disable();
> >> > > +
> >> > > + ts = this_cpu_ptr(&tick_cpu_sched);
> >> > > + ts->inidle = 1;
> >> > > +
> >> > > + local_irq_enable();
> >> > > +}
> >> >
> >> > Why not calling tick_nohz_start_idle() from there? This is going to
> >> > simplify the rest, you won't need to call tick_nohz_idle_go_idle()
> >> > from places that don't want to stop the tick and you can then remove
> >> > the stop_tick argument.
> >>
> >> So I guess I would then use ts->idle_entrytime as "now" in the
> >> tick_nohz_get_sleep_length() computation, right?
> >
> > Ah right, I missed the need for ktime_get().
> >
> > You can't use ts->idle_entrytime in tick_nohz_get_sleep_length() because
> > full dynticks doesn't rely on it.
> >
> > But I think you can just do the following, with a comment explaining that
> > idle_entrytime is expected to be fresh enough at this point:
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> > index 57b3de4..8e61796 100644
> > --- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> > +++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> > @@ -923,7 +923,7 @@ static void __tick_nohz_idle_enter(struct tick_sched *ts, bool stop_tick)
> >
> > ts->idle_calls++;
> >
> > - expires = tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick(ts, now, cpu);
> > + expires = tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick(ts, ts->idle_entrytime, cpu);
> > if (expires > 0LL) {
> > ts->idle_sleeps++;
> > ts->idle_expires = expires;
> >
>
> That's what I was thinking about, but ktime_get() seems to be working too.

Well, ktime_get() has its share of overhead, so if we can avoid a call and use
a cache...

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