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From: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec <at> gmail.com>
Subject: [RFC][PATCH 00/32] Nohz cpusets v2 (adaptive tickless kernel)
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Wednesday 21st March 2012 13:58:05 UTC (over 4 years ago)
Hi all,

A summary of what this is about can be found here:

There are still a lot of things to handle. Especially about
what is done by scheduler_tick() but we also need to:

- completely handle cputime accounting (need to find every "reader"
of cputime and flush cputimes for all of them).
-handle  perf
- handle irqtime finegrained accounting
- handle ilb load balancing
- etc...

Nonetheless this is time to post a new iteration of the patchset
because the design has changed a bit, some bugs have been fixed,
more simplification, more unification with dynticks-idle code,
namespace fixes, various improvements here and there...

The git branch can be fetched from:


Changelog since v1:

- Rebase against 3.3-rc7 + tip:timers/core branch targeted
for 3.4-rc1

- Refine some changelogs

- Adapt against latest rcu changes: introduce new APIs
  rcu_user_enter(), rcu_user_exit(), rcu_user_enter_irq()
  and rcu_user_exit_irq()

- Handle RCU idle mode with do_notify_resume() path

- Fix deadlock after double rq lock on schedule:
  schedule() -> rq_lock -> next is idle task ->
  tick_nohz_restart_sched_tick() -> wake up softirq ->
  rq lock

- Fix lockup while issuing flush times IPI on exit path:

  CPU 0	     	   	   	 CPU 1

				smp_call_function(CPU 1)
				* deadlock *

- Many namespace renames (cpuset_* to tick_nohz_*) and code migration
from sched.c to tick-sched.c

- Seperate code that determine if we can stop the idle tick and don't
use it for adaptive tickless mode.

- Fix adaptive tickless mode set on idle incidentally. TIF_NOHZ was
then missing on the following task that ran tickless, issuing some
illegal uses of RCU

- Restart the tick anytime more than one task is on the runqueue. We were
only covering wake ups, now we also handle migration and any other source
of task enqueuing

- Handle use of RCU in schedule() when called right before resuming
(new schedule_user() API)

- Take the decision to stop the tick from irq exit instead of the middle of
the timer
interrupt. This gives more opportunity to stop it and is one step more to
unify idle
and adaptive tickless.

- Unify tickless idle and tickless user/system CPU time accounting

- If the tick is stopped adaptively and we are going to schedule the idle
task, don't restart the tick.

- Remove task_nohz_mode per cpu var and use ts->tick_stopped instead. This
leads to more unification between idle tickless and adaptive tickless.

Frederic Weisbecker (32):
  nohz: Separate idle sleeping time accounting from nohz logic
  nohz: Make nohz API agnostic against idle ticks cputime accounting
  nohz: Rename ts->idle_tick to ts->last_tick
  nohz: Move nohz load balancer selection into idle logic
  nohz: Move ts->idle_calls incrementation into strict idle logic
  nohz: Move next idle expiry time record into idle logic area
  cpuset: Set up interface for nohz flag
  nohz: Try not to give the timekeeping duty to an adaptive tickless
  x86: New cpuset nohz irq vector
  nohz: Adaptive tick stop and restart on nohz cpuset
  nohz/cpuset: Don't turn off the tick if rcu needs it
  nohz/cpuset: Wake up adaptive nohz CPU when a timer gets enqueued
  nohz/cpuset: Don't stop the tick if posix cpu timers are running
  nohz/cpuset: Restart tick when nohz flag is cleared on cpuset
  nohz/cpuset: Restart the tick if printk needs it
  rcu: Restart the tick on non-responding adaptive nohz CPUs
  rcu: Restart tick if we enqueue a callback in a nohz/cpuset CPU
  nohz: Generalize tickless cpu time accounting
  nohz/cpuset: Account user and system times in adaptive nohz mode
  nohz/cpuset: New API to flush cputimes on nohz cpusets
  nohz/cpuset: Flush cputime on threads in nohz cpusets when waiting
  nohz/cpuset: Flush cputimes on procfs stat file read
  nohz/cpuset: Flush cputimes for getrusage() and times() syscalls
  x86: Syscall hooks for nohz cpusets
  x86: Exception hooks for nohz cpusets
  x86: Add adaptive tickless hooks on do_notify_resume()
  nohz: Don't restart the tick before scheduling to idle
  rcu: New rcu_user_enter() and rcu_user_exit() APIs
  rcu: New rcu_user_enter_irq() and rcu_user_exit_irq() APIs
  rcu: Switch to extended quiescent state in userspace from nohz cpuset
  nohz: Exit RCU idle mode when we schedule before resuming userspace
  nohz/cpuset: Disable under some configs

 arch/Kconfig                       |    3 +
 arch/x86/Kconfig                   |    1 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/entry_arch.h  |    3 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/hw_irq.h      |    7 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/irq_vectors.h |    2 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/smp.h         |   11 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/thread_info.h |   10 +-
 arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S         |   12 +-
 arch/x86/kernel/irqinit.c          |    4 +
 arch/x86/kernel/ptrace.c           |   10 +
 arch/x86/kernel/signal.c           |    3 +
 arch/x86/kernel/smp.c              |   26 ++
 arch/x86/kernel/traps.c            |   20 +-
 arch/x86/mm/fault.c                |   13 +-
 fs/proc/array.c                    |    2 +
 include/linux/cpuset.h             |   29 ++
 include/linux/kernel_stat.h        |    2 +
 include/linux/posix-timers.h       |    1 +
 include/linux/rcupdate.h           |    8 +
 include/linux/sched.h              |   10 +-
 include/linux/tick.h               |   75 ++++--
 init/Kconfig                       |    8 +
 kernel/cpuset.c                    |  107 +++++++
 kernel/exit.c                      |    8 +
 kernel/posix-cpu-timers.c          |   12 +
 kernel/printk.c                    |   15 +-
 kernel/rcutree.c                   |  150 ++++++++--
 kernel/sched/core.c                |   83 ++++++-
 kernel/sched/sched.h               |   23 ++
 kernel/softirq.c                   |    6 +-
 kernel/sys.c                       |    6 +
 kernel/time/tick-sched.c           |  540
 kernel/time/timer_list.c           |    7 +-
 kernel/timer.c                     |    2 +-
 34 files changed, 1042 insertions(+), 177 deletions(-)

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