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From: Peter Zijlstra <>
To: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sched/fair: initialize throttle_count for new task-groups lazily
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:23:57 +0200
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On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:10:46AM +0300, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> On 22.06.2016 00:10, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> >On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 03:57:01PM +0300, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> >>Cgroup created inside throttled group must inherit current throttle_count.
> >>Broken throttle_count allows to nominate throttled entries as a next buddy,
> >>later this leads to null pointer dereference in pick_next_task_fair().
> >>
> >>This patch initialize cfs_rq->throttle_count at first enqueue: laziness
> >>allows to skip locking all rq at group creation. Lazy approach also allows
> >>to skip full sub-tree scan at throttling hierarchy (not in this patch).
> >
> >You're talking about taking rq->lock in alloc_fair_sched_group(), right?
> >
> >We're about to go do that anyway... But I suppose for backports this
> >makes sense. Doing it at creation time also avoids the issues Ben
> >raised, right?
> Yes, all will be fine. But for 8192-cores this will be disaster =)

Well, creating cgroups isn't something you do much of, and creating them
will be proportionally expensive already, as we allocate all kinds of
per-cpu data.

In any case, we 'need' to do this because of the per entity load
tracking stuff, entities, even blocked, should be added to the cfs_rq.

> throttle_count must be initialized after linking tg into lists. obviously.

Crud, that's later than we currently take the rq lock. Let me see how
much pain it is to re-order all that.

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Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-16 12:57 Konstantin Khlebnikov
2016-06-16 17:03 ` bsegall
2016-06-16 17:23   ` Konstantin Khlebnikov
2016-06-16 17:33     ` bsegall
2016-06-21 13:41 ` Konstantin Khlebnikov
2016-06-21 21:10 ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-06-22  8:10   ` Konstantin Khlebnikov
2016-06-22  8:23     ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2016-06-24  8:59 ` [tip:sched/urgent] sched/fair: Initialize " tip-bot for Konstantin Khlebnikov

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