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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] sched/core: add is_kthread() helper
On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 01:26:43PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:43 PM Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> wrote:
> > Code checking whether a task is a kthread isn't very consistent. Some
> > code correctly tests task->flags & PF_THREAD, while other code checks
> > task->mm (which can be true for a kthread which calls use_mm()).
> >
> > So that we can clean this up and keep the code easy to follow, let's add
> > an obvious helper function to test whether a task is a kthread.
> > Subsequent patches will use this as part of cleaning up and correcting
> > open-coded tests.
> >
> > At the same time, let's fix up the kerneldoc for is_idle_task() for
> > consistency with the new helper, using true/false rather than 0/1, given
> > the functions return bool.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
>
> Thanks for your patch!
>
> > --- a/include/linux/sched.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/sched.h
> > @@ -1621,13 +1621,24 @@ extern struct task_struct *idle_task(int cpu);
> > * is_idle_task - is the specified task an idle task?
> > * @p: the task in question.
> > *
> > - * Return: 1 if @p is an idle task. 0 otherwise.
> > + * Return: true if @p is an idle task, false otherwise.
> > */
> > static inline bool is_idle_task(const struct task_struct *p)
> > {
> > return !!(p->flags & PF_IDLE);
> > }
> >
> > +/**
> > + * is_kthread - is the specified task a kthread
> > + * @p: the task in question.
> > + *
> > + * Return: true if @p is a kthread, false otherwise.
> > + */
> > +static inline bool is_kthread(const struct task_struct *p)
> > +{
> > + return !!(p->flags & PF_KTHREAD);
>
> The !! is not really needed.
> Probably you followed is_idle_task() above (where it's also not needed).

Indeed! I'm aware of the implicit bool conversion, but kept that for
consistency.

Peter, Ingo, do you have a preference?

Thanks,
Mark.

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