Re: [PATCH v2 1/7] sched/fair: Update the rq clock before detaching tasks

From: Matt Fleming
Date: Mon Oct 03 2016 - 10:38:02 EST

On Mon, 03 Oct, at 02:49:07PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 02:38:07PM +0100, Matt Fleming wrote:
> > detach_task_cfs_rq() may indirectly call rq_clock() to inform the
> > cpufreq code that the rq utilisation has changed. In which case, we
> > need to update the rq clock.
> Hurm,. so it would've been good to know the callchain that got you
> there.
> There's two functions that use detach_task_cfs_rq(), one is through
> sched_change_group() and that does indeed lack a rq_clock update.
> The other is through switched_from() where its far harder (but still
> possible afaict) to miss the update.

It was the former callchain.

> Now, neither cases are really fast paths, but it would be good to try
> and avoid too many update_rq_clock() calls in the same rq-lock section.
> So I'm not entirely sure about the placement here.
> But let me go stare at the actual debug framework thing first.. I think
> this patch is fallout/fixups from that.