Re: [PATCH] sched/wait: introduce wait_event_freezable_hrtimeout

From: Hugo Lefeuvre
Date: Fri Jan 18 2019 - 12:08:07 EST

Hi Joel,

Thanks for your review.

> I believe these should be 2 patches. In the first patch you introduce the
> new API, in the second one you would simplify the VSOC driver.
> In fact, in one part of the patch you are using wait_event_freezable which
> already exists so that's unrelated to the new API you are adding.

Agree, I will split the patch for the v2.

> > +/*
> > + * like wait_event_hrtimeout() -- except it uses TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE to avoid
> > + * increasing load and is freezable.
> > + */
> > +#define wait_event_freezable_hrtimeout(wq_head, condition, timeout) \
> You should document the variable names in the header comments.

Agree. This comment was copy/pasted from wait_event_freezable_timeout,
should I fix it there as well?

> Also, this new API appears to conflict with definition of 'freezable' in
> wait_event_freezable I think,
> wait_event_freezable - sleep or freeze until condition is true.
> wait_event_freezable_hrtimeout - sleep but make sure freezer is not blocked.
> (your API)
> It seems to me these are 2 different definitions of 'freezing' (or I could be
> completely confused). But in the first case it calls try_to_freeze after
> schedule(). In the second case (your new API), it calls freezable_schedule().
> So I am wondering why is there this difference in the 'meaning of freezable'.
> In the very least, any such subtle differences should be documented in the
> header comments IMO.

It appears that freezable_schedule() and schedule(); try_to_freeze() are
almost identical:

static inline void freezable_schedule(void)


static inline void freezer_do_not_count(void)
current->flags |= PF_FREEZER_SKIP;

static inline void freezer_count(void)
current->flags &= ~PF_FREEZER_SKIP;
* If freezing is in progress, the following paired with smp_mb()
* in freezer_should_skip() ensures that either we see %true
* freezing() or freezer_should_skip() sees !PF_FREEZER_SKIP.

as far as I understand this code, freezable_schedule() avoids blocking the
freezer during the schedule() call, but in the end try_to_freeze() is still
called so the result is the same, right?

I wonder why wait_event_freezable is not calling freezable_schedule().

That being said, I am not sure that the try_to_freeze() call does anything
in the vsoc case because there is no call to set_freezable() so the thread
still has PF_NOFREEZE...


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