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Date:   Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:56:44 +0530
From:   Balbir Singh <bsingharora@...il.com>
To:     Josh Snyder <joshs@...flix.com>
Cc:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Brendan Gregg <bgregg@...flix.com>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>,
        linux-block@...r.kernel.org, Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] delayacct: Account blkio completion on the correct task

On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 9:45 PM, Josh Snyder <joshs@...flix.com> wrote:
> Before commit e33a9bba85a8 ("sched/core: move IO scheduling accounting from
> io_schedule_timeout() into scheduler"), delayacct_blkio_end was called after
> context-switching into the task which completed I/O. This resulted in double
> counting: the task would account a delay both waiting for I/O and for time
> spent in the runqueue.
>

Yes, we included the time spent in the runqueue to delays on account of I/O.

> With e33a9bba85a8, delayacct_blkio_end is called by try_to_wake_up. In
> ttwu, we have not yet context-switched. This is more correct, in that the
> delay accounting ends when the I/O is complete. But delayacct_blkio_end
> relies upon `get_current()`, and we have not yet context-switched into the
> task whose I/O completed. This results in the wrong task having its delay
> accounting statistics updated.
>
> Instead of doing that, pass the task_struct being woken to
> delayacct_blkio_end, so that it can update the statistics of the correct
> task.
>
> Fixes: e33a9bba85a8 ("sched/core: move IO scheduling accounting from io_schedule_timeout() into scheduler")
> Signed-off-by: Josh Snyder <joshs@...flix.com>
> ---

Acked-by: Balbir Singh <bsingharora@...il.com>

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