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SubjectRe: [PATCH] usb: don't offload isochronous urb completions to ksoftirq
On Tue, 12 Jun 2018, Mikulas Patocka wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2018, Alan Stern wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 12 Jun 2018, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> >
> > > I have a single-core machine with usb2 soundcard. When I increase mplayer
> > > priority (to real-time or high non-realtime priority), the sound is
> > > stuttering. The reason for the stuttering is that mplayer at high priority
> > > preempts the softirq thread, preventing URBs from being completed. It was
> > > caused by the patch 428aac8a81058 that offloads URB completion to softirq.
> > >
> > > This patch prevents offloading isochronous URBs to softirq to fix the
> > > stuttering.
> >
> > How about just not running mplayer at such a high priority?
>
> I need to run mplayer at a high priority so that other work doesn't
> preempt mplayer and cause stuttering.

Think about this a little more... You _want_ the softirq thread to
preempt mplayer. Or at least, you don't want mplayer to use so much
CPU time that the softirq thread doesn't get a chance to run.

> > Or raising the priority of the softirq thread?
>
> Do you want to coordinate that with the softirq maintainers? I don't know
> if they would be happy to add an extra real-time softirq thread.

How about making the softirq thread's priority adjustable?

As for coordinating with the softirq maintainers -- whether I want to
or not isn't the issue. Right now I don't have _time_ to do it.

Alan Stern

> > Alan Stern
>
> Mikulas
>
> > > Fixes: c04ee4b1136e ("Revert "Revert "USB: EHCI: support running URB giveback in tasklet context""")
> > > Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> > >
> > > ---
> > > drivers/usb/core/hcd.c | 10 ++++++++++
> > > drivers/usb/host/ehci-q.c | 11 ++++++++++-
> > > include/linux/usb/hcd.h | 2 ++
> > > 3 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > Index: linux-4.17/drivers/usb/core/hcd.c
> > > ===================================================================
> > > --- linux-4.17.orig/drivers/usb/core/hcd.c 2018-06-12 16:06:23.000000000 +0200
> > > +++ linux-4.17/drivers/usb/core/hcd.c 2018-06-12 16:07:51.000000000 +0200
> > > @@ -1858,6 +1858,16 @@ void usb_hcd_giveback_urb(struct usb_hcd
> > > }
> > > EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(usb_hcd_giveback_urb);
> > >
> > > +void _usb_hcd_giveback_urb(struct usb_hcd *hcd, struct urb *urb, int status)
> > > +{
> > > + /* pass status to tasklet via unlinked */
> > > + if (likely(!urb->unlinked))
> > > + urb->unlinked = status;
> > > +
> > > + __usb_hcd_giveback_urb(urb);
> > > +}
> > > +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(_usb_hcd_giveback_urb);
> > > +
> > > /*-------------------------------------------------------------------------*/
> > >
> > > /* Cancel all URBs pending on this endpoint and wait for the endpoint's
> > > Index: linux-4.17/drivers/usb/host/ehci-q.c
> > > ===================================================================
> > > --- linux-4.17.orig/drivers/usb/host/ehci-q.c 2018-06-12 16:06:23.000000000 +0200
> > > +++ linux-4.17/drivers/usb/host/ehci-q.c 2018-06-12 16:09:28.000000000 +0200
> > > @@ -238,6 +238,8 @@ static int qtd_copy_status (
> > >
> > > static void
> > > ehci_urb_done(struct ehci_hcd *ehci, struct urb *urb, int status)
> > > +__releases(ehci->lock)
> > > +__acquires(ehci->lock)
> > > {
> > > if (usb_pipetype(urb->pipe) == PIPE_INTERRUPT) {
> > > /* ... update hc-wide periodic stats */
> > > @@ -264,7 +266,14 @@ ehci_urb_done(struct ehci_hcd *ehci, str
> > > #endif
> > >
> > > usb_hcd_unlink_urb_from_ep(ehci_to_hcd(ehci), urb);
> > > - usb_hcd_giveback_urb(ehci_to_hcd(ehci), urb, status);
> > > + if (usb_pipeisoc(urb->pipe)) {
> > > + /* complete() can reenter this HCD */
> > > + spin_unlock(&ehci->lock);
> > > + _usb_hcd_giveback_urb(ehci_to_hcd(ehci), urb, status);
> > > + spin_lock(&ehci->lock);
> > > + } else {
> > > + usb_hcd_giveback_urb(ehci_to_hcd(ehci), urb, status);
> > > + }
> > > }
> > >
> > > static int qh_schedule (struct ehci_hcd *ehci, struct ehci_qh *qh);
> > > Index: linux-4.17/include/linux/usb/hcd.h
> > > ===================================================================
> > > --- linux-4.17.orig/include/linux/usb/hcd.h 2018-06-05 21:07:27.000000000 +0200
> > > +++ linux-4.17/include/linux/usb/hcd.h 2018-06-12 16:07:11.000000000 +0200
> > > @@ -428,6 +428,8 @@ extern int usb_hcd_submit_urb(struct urb
> > > extern int usb_hcd_unlink_urb(struct urb *urb, int status);
> > > extern void usb_hcd_giveback_urb(struct usb_hcd *hcd, struct urb *urb,
> > > int status);
> > > +extern void _usb_hcd_giveback_urb(struct usb_hcd *hcd, struct urb *urb,
> > > + int status);
> > > extern int usb_hcd_map_urb_for_dma(struct usb_hcd *hcd, struct urb *urb,
> > > gfp_t mem_flags);
> > > extern void usb_hcd_unmap_urb_setup_for_dma(struct usb_hcd *, struct urb *);
> > > --
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> > >
> >
>
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