Re: [PATCH v4 5/5] sched: add two functions for att(det)aching a task to(from) a cfs_rq

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue Sep 01 2015 - 11:03:55 EST

On Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 09:28:49AM +0900, Byungchul Park wrote:

> check the condition "!(flags & DEQUEUE_SLEEP)" for doing normalizing in
> dequeue_entity(). i think you have to keep my original comment, or
> modify your comment to something like below.
> before - If it's !queued, sleeping tasks have a normalized vruntime,
> after - If it's !queued, sleeping tasks have a non-normalize vruntime,
> but.. i think it would be better that you keep my original comment..

The comment we can talk about later, but I think the condition:

> > - if (p->state == TASK_RUNNING)
> > + if (!p->se.on_rq)

is important now. Both are broken in different ways.

p->state == TASK_RUNNING

is broken in this scenario:



vruntime_normalized() == true
if (!cond)

Now the proposed replacement:


is equally broken, because (as you point out) clearing it isn't
conditional on DEQUEUE_SLEEP.

And the problem with tracking the vruntime state is that while it helps
detach_task_cfs_rq(), attach_task_cfs_rq() is still left wondering what
it should return to.

So we do indeed need something to determine, based on the current state,
if vruntime should be normalized.

/me ponders moar
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