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Date:   Fri, 3 May 2019 18:51:41 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:     Waiman Long <longman@...hat.com>
Cc:     Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        x86@...nel.org, Davidlohr Bueso <dave@...olabs.net>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@...ux.intel.com>,
        huang ying <huang.ying.caritas@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH-tip v7 11/20] locking/rwsem: Wake up almost all readers
 in wait queue

On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 05:25:48PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> When the front of the wait queue is a reader, other readers
> immediately following the first reader will also be woken up at the
> same time. However, if there is a writer in between. Those readers
> behind the writer will not be woken up.

> @@ -345,13 +359,20 @@ static void __rwsem_mark_wake(struct rw_semaphore *sem,
>  	 * 2) For each waiters in the new list, clear waiter->task and
>  	 *    put them into wake_q to be woken up later.
>  	 */
> -	list_for_each_entry(waiter, &sem->wait_list, list) {
> +	INIT_LIST_HEAD(&wlist);
> +	list_for_each_entry_safe(waiter, tmp, &sem->wait_list, list) {
>  		if (waiter->type == RWSEM_WAITING_FOR_WRITE)
> -			break;
> +			continue;
>  
>  		woken++;
> +		list_move_tail(&waiter->list, &wlist);
> +
> +		/*
> +		 * Limit # of readers that can be woken up per wakeup call.
> +		 */
> +		if (woken >= MAX_READERS_WAKEUP)
> +			break;
>  	}
> -	list_cut_before(&wlist, &sem->wait_list, &waiter->list);
>  
>  	adjustment = woken * RWSEM_READER_BIAS - adjustment;
>  	lockevent_cond_inc(rwsem_wake_reader, woken);

An idea for later; maybe we can simplify this by playing silly games
with the queueing.

Writers: always list_add_tail()
Readers: keep a pointer to first_reader in the queue;
	 when NULL; list_add_tail() and set
	 otherwise: list_add_tail(, first_reader);

Possily also keep a count of first_reader list size, and if 'big' reset
first_reader.

That way we never have to skip over writers.

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