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Subject[PATCH v10 05/16] sched/core: Allow sched_setattr() to use the current policy
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The sched_setattr() syscall mandates that a policy is always specified.
This requires to always know which policy a task will have when
attributes are configured and this makes it impossible to add more
generic task attributes valid across different scheduling policies.
Reading the policy before setting generic tasks attributes is racy since
we cannot be sure it is not changed concurrently.

Introduce the required support to change generic task attributes without
affecting the current task policy. This is done by adding an attribute flag
(SCHED_FLAG_KEEP_POLICY) to enforce the usage of the current policy.

Add support for the SETPARAM_POLICY policy, which is already used by the
sched_setparam() POSIX syscall, to the sched_setattr() non-POSIX
syscall.

Signed-off-by: Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@arm.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
---
include/uapi/linux/sched.h | 4 +++-
kernel/sched/core.c | 2 ++
2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/sched.h b/include/uapi/linux/sched.h
index ed4ee170bee2..58b2368d3634 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/sched.h
@@ -51,9 +51,11 @@
#define SCHED_FLAG_RESET_ON_FORK 0x01
#define SCHED_FLAG_RECLAIM 0x02
#define SCHED_FLAG_DL_OVERRUN 0x04
+#define SCHED_FLAG_KEEP_POLICY 0x08

#define SCHED_FLAG_ALL (SCHED_FLAG_RESET_ON_FORK | \
SCHED_FLAG_RECLAIM | \
- SCHED_FLAG_DL_OVERRUN)
+ SCHED_FLAG_DL_OVERRUN | \
+ SCHED_FLAG_KEEP_POLICY)

#endif /* _UAPI_LINUX_SCHED_H */
diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 4b8bb6678f16..0cf6d9270868 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -4886,6 +4886,8 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE3(sched_setattr, pid_t, pid, struct sched_attr __user *, uattr,

if ((int)attr.sched_policy < 0)
return -EINVAL;
+ if (attr.sched_flags & SCHED_FLAG_KEEP_POLICY)
+ attr.sched_policy = SETPARAM_POLICY;

rcu_read_lock();
retval = -ESRCH;
--
2.21.0
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