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SubjectRe: [RFC] rcu: Check the range of jiffies_till_xxx_fqs on setting them
On Tue, May 29, 2018 at 04:23:36PM +0900, Byungchul Park wrote:
> Hello Paul and folks,
>
> I've thought the code should've been like the below since the range
> checking of jiffies_till_first_fqs and jiffies_till_next_fqs everytime
> in the loop of rcu_gp_kthread are unnecessary at all. However, it's ok
> even if you don't think it's worth doing it.

Nice!

> Secondly, I also think jiffies_till_first_fqs = 0 is meaningless so
> added checking and adjusting it as what's done on jiffies_till_next_fqs.
> Thought?

Actually, jiffies_till_first_fqs == 0 is very useful for cases where
at least one CPU is expected to be idle and grace-period latency is
important. In this case, doing the first scan immediately gets the
dyntick-idle state recorded immediately, getting the idle CPUs out of
the way of the grace period immediately.

So why not do this scan as part of grace-period initialization? Because
doing so consumes extra CPU and results in extra cache misses, which is
the opposite of what you want on a completely busy system, especially
one where the CPUs are context switching quickly. Thus no scan during
grace-period initialization.

But I can see the desire to share code.

One approach would be to embed the kernel_params_ops structure inside
another structure containing the limits, then just have two structures.
Perhaps something like this already exists? I don't see it right off,
but then again, I am not exactly an expert on module_param.

Thoughts?

Thanx, Paul

> Thank you in advance.
> Byungchul
>
> ----->8-----
> >From 67fecc15b44b2521de96de109782c04ce65afb85 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@lge.com>
> Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 15:49:26 +0900
> Subject: [RFC] rcu: Check the range of jiffies_till_xxx_fqs on setting them
>
> Currently, the range of jiffies_till_first_fqs and jiffies_till_next_fqs
> are always checked and adjusted in the loop of rcu_gp_kthread on runtime.
> However, it would be better and enough to check them only on setting
> them, so remove unnecessary checking and adjusting in the loop.
>
> Additionally, add adjusting jiffies_till_first_fqs so guaranteed to be
> greater than 0, which hasn't been done before.
>
> Signed-off-by: Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@lge.com>
> ---
> kernel/rcu/tree.c | 38 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
> 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> index 4e96761..4964237 100644
> --- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> @@ -518,8 +518,31 @@ void rcu_all_qs(void)
> static ulong jiffies_till_next_fqs = ULONG_MAX;
> static bool rcu_kick_kthreads;
>
> -module_param(jiffies_till_first_fqs, ulong, 0644);
> -module_param(jiffies_till_next_fqs, ulong, 0644);
> +static int param_set_fqs_jiffies(const char *val, const struct kernel_param *kp)
> +{
> + ulong tmp;
> + int ret = kstrtoul(val, 0, &tmp);
> +
> + if (ret < 0)
> + return ret;
> +
> + if (tmp > HZ)
> + tmp = HZ;
> + else if (tmp < 1)
> + tmp = 1;
> +
> + /* Prevent tearing */
> + WRITE_ONCE(*(ulong *)kp->arg, tmp);
> + return 0;
> +}
> +
> +static struct kernel_param_ops fqs_jiffies_ops = {
> + .set = param_set_fqs_jiffies,
> + .get = param_get_ulong,
> +};
> +
> +module_param_cb(jiffies_till_first_fqs, &fqs_jiffies_ops, &jiffies_till_first_fqs, 0644);
> +module_param_cb(jiffies_till_next_fqs, &fqs_jiffies_ops, &jiffies_till_next_fqs, 0644);
> module_param(rcu_kick_kthreads, bool, 0644);
>
> /*
> @@ -2129,10 +2152,6 @@ static int __noreturn rcu_gp_kthread(void *arg)
> /* Handle quiescent-state forcing. */
> first_gp_fqs = true;
> j = jiffies_till_first_fqs;
> - if (j > HZ) {
> - j = HZ;
> - jiffies_till_first_fqs = HZ;
> - }
> ret = 0;
> for (;;) {
> if (!ret) {
> @@ -2167,13 +2186,6 @@ static int __noreturn rcu_gp_kthread(void *arg)
> WRITE_ONCE(rsp->gp_activity, jiffies);
> ret = 0; /* Force full wait till next FQS. */
> j = jiffies_till_next_fqs;
> - if (j > HZ) {
> - j = HZ;
> - jiffies_till_next_fqs = HZ;
> - } else if (j < 1) {
> - j = 1;
> - jiffies_till_next_fqs = 1;
> - }
> } else {
> /* Deal with stray signal. */
> cond_resched_tasks_rcu_qs();
> --
> 1.9.1
>

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