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Date:	Thu,  9 Apr 2015 11:27:17 +0800
From:	Xunlei Pang <>
Cc:	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Juri Lelli <>,
	Dan Streetman <>,
	Xunlei Pang <>
Subject: [PATCH v5 2/3] sched/rt: Fix wrong SMP scheduler behavior for equal prio cases

From: Xunlei Pang <>

Currently, SMP RT scheduler has some trouble in dealing with
equal prio cases.

For example, in check_preempt_equal_prio():
When RT1(current task) gets preempted by RT2, if there is a
migratable RT3 with same prio, RT3 will be pushed away instead
of RT1 afterwards, because RT1 will be enqueued to the tail of
the pushable list when going through succeeding put_prev_task_rt()
triggered by resched. This broke FIFO.

Furthermore, this is also problematic for normal preempted cases
if there're some rt tasks queued with the same prio as current.
Because current will be put behind these tasks in the pushable

So, if a task is running and gets preempted by a higher priority
task (or even with same priority for migrating), this patch ensures
that it is put ahead of any existing task with the same priority in
the pushable queue.

Suggested-by: Steven Rostedt <>
Signed-off-by: Xunlei Pang <>
 kernel/sched/rt.c | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/rt.c b/kernel/sched/rt.c
index 575da76..402162a 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/rt.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/rt.c
@@ -359,11 +359,15 @@ static inline void set_post_schedule(struct rq *rq)
 	rq->post_schedule = has_pushable_tasks(rq);
-static void enqueue_pushable_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
+static void
+enqueue_pushable_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p, bool head)
 	plist_del(&p->pushable_tasks, &rq->rt.pushable_tasks);
 	plist_node_init(&p->pushable_tasks, p->prio);
-	plist_add(&p->pushable_tasks, &rq->rt.pushable_tasks);
+	if (head)
+		plist_add_head(&p->pushable_tasks, &rq->rt.pushable_tasks);
+	else
+		plist_add_tail(&p->pushable_tasks, &rq->rt.pushable_tasks);
 	/* Update the highest prio pushable task */
 	if (p->prio < rq->
@@ -385,7 +389,8 @@ static void dequeue_pushable_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
-static inline void enqueue_pushable_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
+static inline
+void enqueue_pushable_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p, bool head)
@@ -1260,7 +1265,7 @@ enqueue_task_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p, int flags)
 	enqueue_rt_entity(rt_se, flags & ENQUEUE_HEAD);
 	if (!task_current(rq, p) && p->nr_cpus_allowed > 1)
-		enqueue_pushable_task(rq, p);
+		enqueue_pushable_task(rq, p, false);
 static void dequeue_task_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p, int flags)
@@ -1507,7 +1512,16 @@ static void put_prev_task_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
 	 * if it is still active
 	if (on_rt_rq(&p->rt) && p->nr_cpus_allowed > 1)
-		enqueue_pushable_task(rq, p);
+		/*
+		 * put_prev_task_rt() is called by many functions,
+		 * pick_next_task_rt() is the only one may have
+		 * PREEMPT_ACTIVE set. So if detecting p(current
+		 * task) is preempted in such case, we should
+		 * enqueue it to the front of the pushable plist,
+		 * as there may be multiple tasks with the same
+		 * priority as p.
+		 */
+		enqueue_pushable_task(rq, p, !!(preempt_count() & PREEMPT_ACTIVE));
 #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
@@ -2091,7 +2105,7 @@ static void set_cpus_allowed_rt(struct task_struct *p,
 	} else {
 		if (!task_current(rq, p))
-			enqueue_pushable_task(rq, p);
+			enqueue_pushable_task(rq, p, false);

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