Re: [patch 1/2] sched: fix idle load balancing in softirqd context

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Sat Feb 17 2007 - 09:42:59 EST

On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Siddha, Suresh B wrote:

> Periodic load balancing in recent kernels happen in the softirq.
> In certain -rt configurations, these softirqs are handled in softirqd
> context. And hence the check for idle processor was always returning
> busy (as nr_running > 1).
> This patch captures the idle information at the tick and passes this info
> to softirq context through an element 'idle_at_tick' in rq.

I haven't had the time yet to look too detailed at this patch.

> Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---

> {
> unsigned long long now = sched_clock();
> struct task_struct *p = current;
> - int cpu = smp_processor_id();
> + int cpu = smp_processor_id(), idle_at_tick = idle_cpu(cpu);
> struct rq *rq = cpu_rq(cpu);

But I would recommend that the idle_at_tick should be on a separate line.

I'll try to look deeper at your patches tomorrow. I've also found that I'm
having some latency problems in -rt that I think might be related to

-- Steve

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