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Subject[PATCH v3 26/46] sched: introduce the finish_arch_pre_lock_switch() scheduler hook
This hook allows architecture specific code to be called right after
perf_events' context switch but before the scheduler lock is released.

It will serve two uses in this patch series:
1) Calls CMT's cgroup context switch code that update the current RMID
when no perf event is active (in continuous monitoring mode).
2) Calls __pqr_ctx_switch to perform the write with the final value to
the slow PQR_ASSOC msr.

This hook is different than the one used by Intel CAT in the series
currently under review in LKML. CAT series simply adds a call to
intel_rdt_sched_in in __switch_to (see
"[PATCH v6 09/10] x86/intel_rdt: Add scheduler hook").

This series proposes a change to use finish_arch_pre_lock_switch instead.
Since, for CMT, the integration with perf_events requires the context
switch of the intel rdt common code to occur after perf's context switch
and before releasing the switch lock, in order to perform (1) correctly.

Signed-off-by: David Carrillo-Cisneros <>
kernel/sched/core.c | 1 +
kernel/sched/sched.h | 3 +++
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 94732d1..2138ee6 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -2766,6 +2766,7 @@ static struct rq *finish_task_switch(struct task_struct *prev)
prev_state = prev->state;
perf_event_task_sched_in(prev, current);
+ finish_arch_pre_lock_switch();
finish_lock_switch(rq, prev);

diff --git a/kernel/sched/sched.h b/kernel/sched/sched.h
index 055f935..0a0208e 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/sched.h
+++ b/kernel/sched/sched.h
@@ -1112,6 +1112,9 @@ static inline int task_on_rq_migrating(struct task_struct *p)
#ifndef prepare_arch_switch
# define prepare_arch_switch(next) do { } while (0)
+#ifndef finish_arch_pre_lock_switch
+# define finish_arch_pre_lock_switch() do { } while (0)
#ifndef finish_arch_post_lock_switch
# define finish_arch_post_lock_switch() do { } while (0)
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