[tip:sched/core] sched/rt/nohz: Stop scheduler tick if running realtime task

From: tip-bot for Rik van Riel
Date: Wed Feb 18 2015 - 13:44:31 EST

Commit-ID: 1e78cdbd9b2266503339accafe0ebdd99b93a531
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/1e78cdbd9b2266503339accafe0ebdd99b93a531
Author: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:23:49 -0500
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:21:19 +0100

sched/rt/nohz: Stop scheduler tick if running realtime task

If the CPU is running a realtime task that does not round-robin
with another realtime task of equal priority, there is no point
in keeping the scheduler tick going. After all, whenever the
scheduler tick runs, the kernel will just decide not to

Extend sched_can_stop_tick() to recognize these situations, and
inform the rest of the kernel that the scheduler tick can be

Tested-by: Luiz Capitulino <lcapitulino@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: fweisbec@xxxxxxxxxx
Cc: mtosatti@xxxxxxxxxx
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20150216152349.6a8ed824@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[ Small cleanliness tweak. ]
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/sched/core.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index a4869bd..97fe79c 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -690,6 +690,23 @@ static inline bool got_nohz_idle_kick(void)
bool sched_can_stop_tick(void)
+ * FIFO realtime policy runs the highest priority task. Other runnable
+ * tasks are of a lower priority. The scheduler tick does nothing.
+ */
+ if (current->policy == SCHED_FIFO)
+ return true;
+ /*
+ * Round-robin realtime tasks time slice with other tasks at the same
+ * realtime priority. Is this task the only one at this priority?
+ */
+ if (current->policy == SCHED_RR) {
+ struct sched_rt_entity *rt_se = &current->rt;
+ return rt_se->run_list.prev == rt_se->run_list.next;
+ }
+ /*
* More than one running task need preemption.
* nr_running update is assumed to be visible
* after IPI is sent from wakers.
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