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SubjectRe: [PATCH V6] powercap/drivers/idle_injection: Add an idle injection framework
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 03:02:14PM +0200, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> On 12/06/2018 14:52, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > In this case, you can do:
>
> That is what we had before but we change the code to set the count
> before waking up the task, so compute the cpumask_weight of the
> resulting AND right before this loop.
>
> > + for_each_cpu_and(cpu, &ii_dev->cpumask, cpu_online_mask) {
> > + iit = per_cpu_ptr(&idle_injection_thread, cpu);
> > + iit->should_run = 1;
> > + wake_up_process(iit->tsk);
> > + }


Ah, I see, but since you do:

if (atomic_dec_and_test())
last_man()

where that last_man() thing will start a timer, there is no real problem
with doing atomic_inc() with before wake_up_process().

Yes, it allows doing last_man, too often, but repeated hrtimer_start()
will DTRT and reprogram the timer.

Also, last_man() uses @run_duration, but the way I read it, the timer is
for waking things up again, this means it is in fact the sleep duration,
no?

Furthermore, should you not be using hrtimer_forward(&timer,
idle_duration + run_duration) instead? AFAICT the current scheme is
prone to drifting.

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