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Subject[tip: sched/core] sched/fair: Better document newidle_balance()
The following commit has been merged into the sched/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 7277a34c6be0b2972bdd1fea88c7cef409bed5b4
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/7277a34c6be0b2972bdd1fea88c7cef409bed5b4
Author: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
AuthorDate: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:15:55 +01:00
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
CommitterDate: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:35:18 +01:00

sched/fair: Better document newidle_balance()

Whilst chasing the pick_next_task() race, there was some confusion
about the newidle_balance() return values. Document them.

[ mingo: Minor edits. ]

Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: bsegall@google.com
Cc: dietmar.eggemann@arm.com
Cc: juri.lelli@redhat.com
Cc: ktkhai@virtuozzo.com
Cc: mgorman@suse.de
Cc: qais.yousef@arm.com
Cc: qperret@google.com
Cc: rostedt@goodmis.org
Cc: valentin.schneider@arm.com
Cc: vincent.guittot@linaro.org
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20191108131909.488364308@infradead.org
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
---
kernel/sched/fair.c | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 6e622f4..c48a695 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -9941,6 +9941,11 @@ static inline void nohz_newidle_balance(struct rq *this_rq) { }
/*
* idle_balance is called by schedule() if this_cpu is about to become
* idle. Attempts to pull tasks from other CPUs.
+ *
+ * Returns:
+ * < 0 - we released the lock and there are !fair tasks present
+ * 0 - failed, no new tasks
+ * > 0 - success, new (fair) tasks present
*/
int newidle_balance(struct rq *this_rq, struct rq_flags *rf)
{
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