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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:36:00 +0100
From:   Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@...aro.org>
To:     Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@....com>
Cc:     linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-pm@...r.kernel.org" <linux-pm@...r.kernel.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        "Rafael J . Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@...el.com>,
        Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org>,
        Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@....com>,
        Morten Rasmussen <morten.rasmussen@....com>,
        Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com>,
        Todd Kjos <tkjos@...roid.com>,
        Joel Fernandes <joelaf@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 4/6] sched/rt: fast switch to maximum frequency when RT
 tasks are scheduled

On 6 December 2017 at 12:38, Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@....com> wrote:
> Hi Vincent,
>
> On 06-Dec 10:39, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>> Hi Patrick,
>>
>> On 30 November 2017 at 12:47, Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@....com> wrote:
>
> [...]
>
>> >  static void dequeue_task_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p, int flags)
>> > @@ -1564,6 +1564,9 @@ pick_next_task_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *prev, struct rq_flags *rf)
>> >
>> >         p = _pick_next_task_rt(rq);
>> >
>> > +       /* Kick cpufreq (see the comment in kernel/sched/sched.h). */
>>
>> p is null when there is no rt task to pick.
>> You should test this condition before calling cpufreq_update_util
>
> Mmm... for what I see, from the above function's implementation,
> _pick_next_task_rt() is always returning a valid pointer to an RT
> task.
>
> The above call does a:
>
>    p->se.exec_start = rq_clock_task(rq);
>
> right before returning, and there is also a BUG_ON(!rt_se) in the
> previous RT tasks scanning loop.
>
> Am I missing something?

No you're right the return Null is done earlier if there is no task

>
>> > +       cpufreq_update_util(rq, SCHED_CPUFREQ_RT);
>> > +
>> >         /* The running task is never eligible for pushing */
>> >         dequeue_pushable_task(rq, p);
>
> [...]
>
>> > @@ -2317,6 +2323,9 @@ static void set_curr_task_rt(struct rq *rq)
>> >
>> >         p->se.exec_start = rq_clock_task(rq);
>> >
>> > +       /* Kick cpufreq (see the comment in kernel/sched/sched.h). */
>> > +       cpufreq_update_util(rq, SCHED_CPUFREQ_RT);
>>
>> Is this change linked to the "- when a task is set to be RT" in the
>> commit message ?
>>
>> I can't see a situation where this is call without the previous one.
>> AFAICT, enqueue_task_rt will be called before each call to this
>> function
>
> Yeah, you right, in core.c the pattern seems to always be:
>
>     if (queued)
>             enqueue_task()
>     if (running)
>             set_curr_task()
>
> I'll remove this chunk from the next version.
>
>>
>> > +
>> >         /* The running task is never eligible for pushing */
>> >         dequeue_pushable_task(rq, p);
>> >  }
>
> Thanks for the review!
>
> --
> #include <best/regards.h>
>
> Patrick Bellasi

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