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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers: Remove useless call to check_dl_overrun
On Wed,  7 Nov 2018 12:10:32 +0100
Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com> wrote:

> check_dl_overrun is used to send a SIGXCPU to users that asked to be
> informed when SCHED_DEADLINE runtime overruns occur.
>
> The function is called by check_thread_timers already, so the call in
> check_process_timers is redundant/wrong (even though harmless).
>
> Remove it.
>
> Fixes: 34be39305a77 ("sched/deadline: Implement "runtime overrun signal" support")
> Signed-off-by: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Luca Abeni <luca.abeni@santannapisa.it>
> Cc: Claudio Scordino <claudio@evidence.eu.com>
> Cc: Mathieu Poirier <mathieu.poirier@linaro.org>
> ---
> kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c | 3 ---
> 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c b/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
> index ce32cf741b25..8f0644af40be 100644
> --- a/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
> +++ b/kernel/time/posix-cpu-timers.c
> @@ -917,9 +917,6 @@ static void check_process_timers(struct task_struct *tsk,
> struct task_cputime cputime;
> unsigned long soft;
>
> - if (dl_task(tsk))
> - check_dl_overrun(tsk);
> -

Hmm, I wonder if we should just move this check directly into
run_posix_cpu_timers() directly. Why is it hidden in this call?

-- Steve


> /*
> * If cputimer is not running, then there are no active
> * process wide timers (POSIX 1.b, itimers, RLIMIT_CPU).

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