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Subject[patch 1/2] nohz: only wakeup a single target cpu when kicking a task
When adding a tick dependency to a task, its necessary to
wakeup the CPU where the task resides to reevaluate tick
dependencies on that CPU.

However the current code wakes up all nohz_full CPUs, which
is unnecessary.

Switch to waking up a single CPU, by using ordering of writes
to task->cpu and task->tick_dep_mask.

From: Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@kernel.org>
Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Marcelo Tosatti <mtosatti@redhat.com>

Index: linux-2.6/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -274,6 +274,31 @@ void tick_nohz_full_kick_cpu(int cpu)
irq_work_queue_on(&per_cpu(nohz_full_kick_work, cpu), cpu);
}

+static void tick_nohz_kick_task(struct task_struct *tsk)
+{
+ int cpu = task_cpu(tsk);
+
+ /*
+ * If the task concurrently migrates to another cpu,
+ * we guarantee it sees the new tick dependency upon
+ * schedule.
+ *
+ *
+ * set_task_cpu(p, cpu);
+ * STORE p->cpu = @cpu
+ * __schedule() (switch to task 'p')
+ * LOCK rq->lock
+ * smp_mb__after_spin_lock() STORE p->tick_dep_mask
+ * tick_nohz_task_switch() smp_mb() (atomic_fetch_or())
+ * LOAD p->tick_dep_mask LOAD p->cpu
+ */
+
+ preempt_disable();
+ if (cpu_online(cpu))
+ tick_nohz_full_kick_cpu(cpu);
+ preempt_enable();
+}
+
/*
* Kick all full dynticks CPUs in order to force these to re-evaluate
* their dependency on the tick and restart it if necessary.
@@ -356,19 +381,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(tick_nohz_dep_clear_cp
*/
void tick_nohz_dep_set_task(struct task_struct *tsk, enum tick_dep_bits bit)
{
- if (!atomic_fetch_or(BIT(bit), &tsk->tick_dep_mask)) {
- if (tsk == current) {
- preempt_disable();
- tick_nohz_full_kick();
- preempt_enable();
- } else {
- /*
- * Some future tick_nohz_full_kick_task()
- * should optimize this.
- */
- tick_nohz_full_kick_all();
- }
- }
+ if (!atomic_fetch_or(BIT(bit), &tsk->tick_dep_mask))
+ tick_nohz_kick_task(tsk);
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(tick_nohz_dep_set_task);


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