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Date:   Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:42:17 -0700
From:   Steve Muckle <>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>
        Todd Kjos <>, Paul Turner <>,
        Quentin Perret <>,
        Patrick Bellasi <>,
        Chris Redpath <>,
        Morten Rasmussen <>,
        Dietmar Eggemann <>,
        Miguel de Dios <>,
        John Dias <>,
        Steve Muckle <>
Subject: [PATCH] sched/fair: fix vruntime_normalized for remote non-migration wakeup

When a task which previously ran on a given CPU is remotely queued to
wake up on that same CPU, there is a period where the task's state is
TASK_WAKING and its vruntime is not normalized. This is not accounted
for in vruntime_normalized() which will cause an
error in the task's vruntime if it is switched from the fair class
during this time, for example if it is boosted to RT priority via
rt_mutex_setprio. The rq's min_vruntime will not be subtracted from the
task's vruntime but it will be added again when the task returns to the
fair class. The task's vruntime will have been erroneously doubled and
the effective priority of the task will be reduced.

Note this will also lead to inflation of all vruntimes since the doubled
vruntime value will become the rq's min_vruntime when other tasks leave
the rq. This leads to repeated doubling of the vruntime and priority

Fix this by recognizing a WAKING task's vruntime as normalized only if
sched_remote_wakeup is true. This indicates a migration, in which case
the vruntime would have been normalized in migrate_task_rq_fair().

Based on a similar patch from

Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <>
Signed-off-by: Steve Muckle <>
 kernel/sched/fair.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index b39fb596f6c1..b3b62cf37fb6 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -9638,7 +9638,8 @@ static inline bool vruntime_normalized(struct task_struct *p)
 	 * - A task which has been woken up by try_to_wake_up() and
 	 *   waiting for actually being woken up by sched_ttwu_pending().
-	if (!se->sum_exec_runtime || p->state == TASK_WAKING)
+	if (!se->sum_exec_runtime ||
+	    (p->state == TASK_WAKING && p->sched_remote_wakeup))
 		return true;
 	return false;

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