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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched/fair: Fix CFS bandwidth hrtimer expiry type
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Odin Ugedal <odin@uged.al> writes:

> The time remaining until expiry of the refresh_timer can be negative.
> Casting the type to an unsigned 64-bit value will cause integer
> underflow, making the runtime_refresh_within return false instead of
> true. These situations are rare, but they do happen.
>
> This does not cause user-facing issues or errors; other than
> possibly unthrottling cfs_rq's using runtime from the previous period(s),
> making the CFS bandwidth enforcement less strict in those (special)
> situations.

Yeah, extremely rare, not any real sort of problem when it does happen,
but no reason not to fix it and get the slight win in precision.

Reviewed-by: Ben Segall <bsegall@google.com>

>
> Signed-off-by: Odin Ugedal <odin@uged.al>
> ---
> kernel/sched/fair.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> index 23663318fb81..62446c052efb 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> @@ -5108,7 +5108,7 @@ static const u64 cfs_bandwidth_slack_period = 5 * NSEC_PER_MSEC;
> static int runtime_refresh_within(struct cfs_bandwidth *cfs_b, u64 min_expire)
> {
> struct hrtimer *refresh_timer = &cfs_b->period_timer;
> - u64 remaining;
> + s64 remaining;
>
> /* if the call-back is running a quota refresh is already occurring */
> if (hrtimer_callback_running(refresh_timer))
> @@ -5116,7 +5116,7 @@ static int runtime_refresh_within(struct cfs_bandwidth *cfs_b, u64 min_expire)
>
> /* is a quota refresh about to occur? */
> remaining = ktime_to_ns(hrtimer_expires_remaining(refresh_timer));
> - if (remaining < min_expire)
> + if (remaining < (s64)min_expire)
> return 1;
>
> return 0;

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