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Date:   Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:14:20 +0900
From:   Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@....com>
To:     <peterz@...radead.org>, <mingo@...nel.org>
CC:     <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <juri.lelli@...il.com>,
        <rostedt@...dmis.org>, <kernel-team@....com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] sched/deadline: Change the way to replenish
 runtime for sleep tasks

On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 12:18:48PM +0900, byungchul.park wrote:
> > Current code handles this by replenishing a runtime in hrtimer callback
> > for deadline. But this approach has room for improvement in two ways:
> > 
> >    1. No need to keep the hrtimer for a sleep task because it can be
> >       handled when waking it up.
> > 
> >    2. It will be replenished twice unnecessarily if the task sleeps for
> >       long time so that the deadline, assigned in the hrtimer callback,
> >       also passed. In other words, one happens in the callback and the
> >       other happens in update_dl_entiry() when waking it up.

I wanted to enhance not only the second but also the first, so remove
the unnecessary timer overhead for sleep tasks. It's possible but it
makes code too complecated and I won't do that.

I will resend a patch doing only the second one at the next spin.

Thank you,
Byungchul

> > @@ -981,6 +983,9 @@ static void dequeue_task_dl(struct rq *rq, struct
> > task_struct *p, int flags)
> >  {
> >  	update_curr_dl(rq);
> >  	__dequeue_task_dl(rq, p, flags);
> > +
> > +	if (flags & DEQUEUE_SLEEP)
> > +		hrtimer_try_to_cancel(&p->dl.dl_timer);
> 
> Sorry. I found I might have made a mistake. I might have to re-start the
> timer when waking it up if necessary. Let me think more.

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