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Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2023 19:56:15 +0800
From: "Abdul Rahim, Faizal" <faizal.abdul.rahim@...ux.intel.com>
To: Vladimir Oltean <vladimir.oltean@....com>
Cc: Vinicius Costa Gomes <vinicius.gomes@...el.com>,
 Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@...atatu.com>, Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
 Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>, "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
 Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
 Paolo Abeni <pabeni@...hat.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
 linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net 5/7] net/sched: taprio: fix delayed switching to
 new schedule after timer expiry



On 9/11/2023 7:50 pm, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 07, 2023 at 06:20:21AM -0500, Faizal Rahim wrote:
>> If a new GCL is triggered and the new admin base time falls before the
>> expiry of advance_timer (current running entry from oper),
>> taprio_start_sched() resets the current advance_timer expiry to the
>> new admin base time. However, upon expiry, advance_sched() doesn't
>> immediately switch to the admin schedule. It continues running entries
>> from the old oper schedule, and only switches to the new admin schedule
>> much later. Ideally, if the advance_timer is shorten to align with the
>> new admin base time, when the timer expires, advance_sched() should
>> trigger switch_schedules() at the beginning.
>>
>> To resolve this issue, set the cycle_time_correction to a non-initialized
>> value in taprio_start_sched(). advance_sched() will use it to initiate
>> switch_schedules() at the beginning.
>>
>> Fixes: a3d43c0d56f1 ("taprio: Add support adding an admin schedule")
> 
> Did the commit you blame really introduce this issue, or was it your
> rework to trigger switch_schedules() based on the correction?
> 

Ohh actually this issue happens even without my whole patch set.

>> Signed-off-by: Faizal Rahim <faizal.abdul.rahim@...ux.intel.com>
>> ---
>>   net/sched/sch_taprio.c | 21 ++++++++++++++++++---
>>   1 file changed, 18 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/net/sched/sch_taprio.c b/net/sched/sch_taprio.c
>> index f18a5fe12f0c..01b114edec30 100644
>> --- a/net/sched/sch_taprio.c
>> +++ b/net/sched/sch_taprio.c
>> @@ -1379,14 +1379,19 @@ static void setup_first_end_time(struct taprio_sched *q,
>>   }
>>   
>>   static void taprio_start_sched(struct Qdisc *sch,
>> -			       ktime_t start, struct sched_gate_list *new)
>> +			       ktime_t new_base_time,
>> +			       struct sched_gate_list *new)
>>   {
>>   	struct taprio_sched *q = qdisc_priv(sch);
>> -	ktime_t expires;
>> +	struct sched_gate_list *oper = NULL;
>> +	ktime_t expires, start;
>>   
>>   	if (FULL_OFFLOAD_IS_ENABLED(q->flags))
>>   		return;
>>   
>> +	oper = rcu_dereference_protected(q->oper_sched,
>> +					 lockdep_is_held(&q->current_entry_lock));
>> +
>>   	expires = hrtimer_get_expires(&q->advance_timer);
>>   	if (expires == 0)
>>   		expires = KTIME_MAX;
>> @@ -1395,7 +1400,17 @@ static void taprio_start_sched(struct Qdisc *sch,
>>   	 * reprogram it to the earliest one, so we change the admin
>>   	 * schedule to the operational one at the right time.
>>   	 */
>> -	start = min_t(ktime_t, start, expires);
>> +	start = min_t(ktime_t, new_base_time, expires);
>> +
>> +	if (expires != KTIME_MAX &&
>> +	    ktime_compare(start, new_base_time) == 0) {
>> +		/* Since timer was changed to align to the new admin schedule,
>> +		 * setting the variable below to a non-initialized value will
> 
> I find the wording "setting the variable below to a non-initialized value"
> confusing. 0 is non-initialized? You're talking about a value different
> than INIT_CYCLE_TIME_CORRECTION. What about "setting a specific cycle
> correction will indicate ..."?
> 

Sure

>> +		 * indicate to advance_sched() to call switch_schedules() after
>> +		 * this timer expires.
>> +		 */
>> +		oper->cycle_time_correction = 0;
> 
> Why 0 and not ktime_sub(new_base_time, oper->cycle_end_time)? Doesn't
> the precise correction value make a difference?
> 

Negative correction and its calculation is a separate problem handled in 
different patch.

My intention is to highlight a specific issue and address it with a single 
patch. The core problem stemmed from the new admin schedule not making an 
immediate transition in advance_sched().

I'll rework this patch to focus specifically on resolving this problem 
while gradually aligning with the overall series. Importantly, I won't be 
removing anything from this patch in the process.

Is that okay ?

>> +	}
>>   
>>   	hrtimer_start(&q->advance_timer, start, HRTIMER_MODE_ABS);
>>   }
>> -- 
>> 2.25.1
>>
> 

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