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Subject[PATCH v3 1/1] kthread: do not preempt current task if it is going to call schedule()
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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>
---
kernel/kthread.c | 17 +++++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/kthread.c b/kernel/kthread.c
index b262f47046ca..bfbfa481be3a 100644
--- a/kernel/kthread.c
+++ b/kernel/kthread.c
@@ -199,8 +199,15 @@ static void __kthread_parkme(struct kthread *self)
if (!test_bit(KTHREAD_SHOULD_PARK, &self->flags))
break;

+ /*
+ * Thread is going to call schedule(), do not preempt it,
+ * or the caller of kthread_park() may spend more time in
+ * wait_task_inactive().
+ */
+ preempt_disable();
complete(&self->parked);
- schedule();
+ schedule_preempt_disabled();
+ preempt_enable();
}
__set_current_state(TASK_RUNNING);
}
@@ -245,8 +252,14 @@ static int kthread(void *_create)
/* OK, tell user we're spawned, wait for stop or wakeup */
__set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
create->result = current;
+ /*
+ * Thread is going to call schedule(), do not preempt it,
+ * or the creator may spend more time in wait_task_inactive().
+ */
+ preempt_disable();
complete(done);
- schedule();
+ schedule_preempt_disabled();
+ preempt_enable();

ret = -EINTR;
if (!test_bit(KTHREAD_SHOULD_STOP, &self->flags)) {
--
2.17.1


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