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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/1] kthread: do not preempt current task if it is going to call schedule()
On Fri, Mar 06, 2020 at 03:01:33PM +0800, cl@rock-chips.com wrote:
> From: Liang Chen <cl@rock-chips.com>
>
> when we create a kthread with ktrhead_create_on_cpu(),the child thread
> entry is ktread.c:ktrhead() which will be preempted by the parent after
> call complete(done) while schedule() is not called yet,then the parent
> will call wait_task_inactive(child) but the child is still on the runqueue,
> so the parent will schedule_hrtimeout() for 1 jiffy,it will waste a lot of
> time,especially on startup.
>
> parent child
> ktrhead_create_on_cpu()
> wait_fo_completion(&done) -----> ktread.c:ktrhead()
> |----- complete(done);--wakeup and preempted by parent
> kthread_bind() <------------| |-> schedule();--dequeue here
> wait_task_inactive(child) |
> schedule_hrtimeout(1 jiffy) -|
>
> So we hope the child just wakeup parent but not preempted by parent, and the
> child is going to call schedule() soon,then the parent will not call
> schedule_hrtimeout(1 jiffy) as the child is already dequeue.
>
> The same issue for ktrhead_park()&&kthread_parkme().
> This patch can save 120ms on rk312x startup with CONFIG_HZ=300.
>
> Signed-off-by: Liang Chen <cl@rock-chips.com>

Thanks!

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