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From: Lai Jiangshan <>
To: Tejun Heo <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/10 V4] workqueue: add manage_workers_slowpath()
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 09:55:18 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On 09/05/2012 09:12 AM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Lai.
> On Sun, Sep 02, 2012 at 12:28:22AM +0800, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
>> If hotplug code grabbed the manager_mutex and worker_thread try to create
>> a worker, the manage_worker() will return false and worker_thread go to
>> process work items. Now, on the CPU, all workers are processing work items,
>> no idle_worker left/ready for managing. It breaks the concept of workqueue
>> and it is bug.
>> So when manage_worker() failed to grab the manager_mutex, it should
>> try to enter normal process contex and then compete on the manager_mutex
>> instead of return false.
>> To safely do this, we add manage_workers_slowpath() and the worker
>> go to process work items mode to do the managing jobs. thus
>> managing jobs are processed via work item and can free to compete
>> on manager_mutex.
> Ummm.... this seems overly complicated.  How about scheduling rebind
> work to a worker and forcing it to break out of the work processing
> loop?  I think it can be done fairly easily using POOL_MANAGE_WORKERS
> - set it from the rebind function, break out of work processing loop
> if it's set, replace need_to_manage_workers() with POOL_MANAGE_WORKERS
> test (the function really isn't necessary) and always jump back to
> recheck afterwards.  It might need a bit more mangling here and there
> but that should be the essence of it.  I'll give a stab at it later
> today.

This approach is a little like my unsent approach3.(I will explain in other mail)
This approach is most complicated and changing more code if it is implemented.

First we should rebind/unbind separated by pool. because,
	if we queue the rebind-work to high-pri pool, we will break normal-pool
	vice versa

and this forces us move DISASSOCIATED to pool-flags.
and this forces us add more code in cpu-notify

second, reuse POOL_MANAGE_WORKERS, or add new one.

third, need to restruct of rebind/unbind and change a lot in worker_thread.

my partial/unsent approach3 has almost the same problem.
(different, my approach3 don't use work item, it is checked and called from
the "recheck" label of worker_thread. it is called with WORKER_PREP bit set
and it uses "mutex_trylock" to grab lock like manage_workers())

how much code will be changed for only unbind part of this approach:

 kernel/workqueue.c |  103 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 1 files changed, 76 insertions(+), 27 deletions(-)


  reply	other threads:[~2012-09-06  1:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-09-01 16:28 [PATCH 00/10 V4] workqueue: fix and cleanup hotplug/rebind_workers() Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 01/10 V4] workqueue: ensure the wq_worker_sleeping() see the right flags Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-04 23:39   ` [PATCH] workqueue: UNBOUND -> REBIND morphing in rebind_workers() should be atomic Tejun Heo
2012-09-04 23:58     ` [PATCH -stable] " Tejun Heo
2012-09-16 15:49       ` Ben Hutchings
2012-09-05  1:05     ` [PATCH] " Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-05  1:17       ` Tejun Heo
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 02/10 V4] workqueue: fix deadlock in rebind_workers() Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-05  0:54   ` Tejun Heo
2012-09-05  1:28     ` Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-05  1:33       ` Tejun Heo
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 03/10 V4] workqueue: add POOL_MANAGING_WORKERS Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 04/10 V4] workqueue: add manage_workers_slowpath() Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-05  1:12   ` Tejun Heo
2012-09-06  1:55     ` Lai Jiangshan [this message]
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 05/10 V4] workqueue: move rebind_hold to idle_rebind Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 06/10 V4] workqueue: simple clear WORKER_REBIND Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 07/10 V4] workqueue: move idle_rebind pointer to gcwq Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 08/10 V4] workqueue: explicit way to wait for idles workers to finish Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 09/10] workqueue: single pass rebind_workers Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-01 16:28 ` [PATCH 10/10 V4] workqueue: merge the role of rebind_hold to idle_done Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-05  1:15   ` Tejun Heo
2012-09-05  1:48     ` Lai Jiangshan

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