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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v5 3/3] docs: scheduler: Add introduction to scheduler context-switch
On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 1:26 PM Srikar Dronamraju
<srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> * john mathew <john.mathew@unikie.com> [2020-05-14 12:26:37]:
>
> > +
> > +Context Switching
> > +-----------------
> > +
> > +Context switching, the switching from a running task to another,
> > +is done by the context_switch() function defined in kernel/sched.c.
>
> context_switch is defined in kernel/sched/core.c
Fixed in v6.
>
> > +It is called by __schedule() when a new process has been selected to run.
> > +The execution flow is as follows:
> > +
> > +
> > + For a kernel task switching to a user task, switch_mm_irqs_off()
> > + replaces the address space of prev kernel task with the next from the user
> > + task. Same as for exiting process in this case, the context_switch()
>
> Did you mean existing instead of exiting?
I reworded the description in v6.
>
> > + function saves the pointer to the memory descriptor used by prev in the
> > + runqueue???s prev_mm field and resets prev task active address space.
Yes, hopefully better described in the v6.
Please review and ack.
> > +
> --
> Thanks and Regards
> Srikar Dronamraju

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