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Date:   Mon,  4 Jan 2021 19:59:52 -0500
From:   Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, stable@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Yunfeng Ye <yeyunfeng@...wei.com>,
        Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>,
        Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>, Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.19 1/8] workqueue: Kick a worker based on the actual activation of delayed works

From: Yunfeng Ye <yeyunfeng@...wei.com>

[ Upstream commit 01341fbd0d8d4e717fc1231cdffe00343088ce0b ]

In realtime scenario, We do not want to have interference on the
isolated cpu cores. but when invoking alloc_workqueue() for percpu wq
on the housekeeping cpu, it kick a kworker on the isolated cpu.

  alloc_workqueue
    pwq_adjust_max_active
      wake_up_worker

The comment in pwq_adjust_max_active() said:
  "Need to kick a worker after thawed or an unbound wq's
   max_active is bumped"

So it is unnecessary to kick a kworker for percpu's wq when invoking
alloc_workqueue(). this patch only kick a worker based on the actual
activation of delayed works.

Signed-off-by: Yunfeng Ye <yeyunfeng@...wei.com>
Reviewed-by: Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>
Signed-off-by: Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <sashal@...nel.org>
---
 kernel/workqueue.c | 13 ++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/workqueue.c b/kernel/workqueue.c
index eef77c82d2e19..cd98ef48345e1 100644
--- a/kernel/workqueue.c
+++ b/kernel/workqueue.c
@@ -3554,17 +3554,24 @@ static void pwq_adjust_max_active(struct pool_workqueue *pwq)
 	 * is updated and visible.
 	 */
 	if (!freezable || !workqueue_freezing) {
+		bool kick = false;
+
 		pwq->max_active = wq->saved_max_active;
 
 		while (!list_empty(&pwq->delayed_works) &&
-		       pwq->nr_active < pwq->max_active)
+		       pwq->nr_active < pwq->max_active) {
 			pwq_activate_first_delayed(pwq);
+			kick = true;
+		}
 
 		/*
 		 * Need to kick a worker after thawed or an unbound wq's
-		 * max_active is bumped.  It's a slow path.  Do it always.
+		 * max_active is bumped. In realtime scenarios, always kicking a
+		 * worker will cause interference on the isolated cpu cores, so
+		 * let's kick iff work items were activated.
 		 */
-		wake_up_worker(pwq->pool);
+		if (kick)
+			wake_up_worker(pwq->pool);
 	} else {
 		pwq->max_active = 0;
 	}
-- 
2.27.0

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