[PATCH 4.2 102/110] sched/deadline: Fix migration of SCHED_DEADLINE tasks

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Nov 06 2015 - 14:32:15 EST

4.2-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Luca Abeni <luca.abeni@xxxxxxxx>

commit 5aa5050787f449e7eaef2c5ec93c7b357aa7dcdc upstream.


9d5142624256 ("sched/deadline: Reduce rq lock contention by eliminating locking of non-feasible target")

broke select_task_rq_dl() and find_lock_later_rq(), because it introduced
a comparison between the local task's deadline and dl.earliest_dl.curr of
the remote queue.

However, if the remote runqueue does not contain any SCHED_DEADLINE
task its earliest_dl.curr is 0 (always smaller than the deadline of
the local task) and the remote runqueue is not selected for pushing.

As a result, if an application creates multiple SCHED_DEADLINE
threads, they will never be pushed to runqueues that do not already
contain SCHED_DEADLINE tasks.

This patch fixes the issue by checking if dl.dl_nr_running == 0.

Signed-off-by: Luca Abeni <luca.abeni@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mike Galbraith <efault@xxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Wanpeng Li <wanpeng.li@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 9d5142624256 ("sched/deadline: Reduce rq lock contention by eliminating locking of non-feasible target")
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1444982781-15608-1-git-send-email-luca.abeni@xxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

kernel/sched/deadline.c | 8 +++++---
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- a/kernel/sched/deadline.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/deadline.c
@@ -1066,8 +1066,9 @@ select_task_rq_dl(struct task_struct *p,
int target = find_later_rq(p);

if (target != -1 &&
- dl_time_before(p->dl.deadline,
- cpu_rq(target)->dl.earliest_dl.curr))
+ (dl_time_before(p->dl.deadline,
+ cpu_rq(target)->dl.earliest_dl.curr) ||
+ (cpu_rq(target)->dl.dl_nr_running == 0)))
cpu = target;
@@ -1417,7 +1418,8 @@ static struct rq *find_lock_later_rq(str

later_rq = cpu_rq(cpu);

- if (!dl_time_before(task->dl.deadline,
+ if (later_rq->dl.dl_nr_running &&
+ !dl_time_before(task->dl.deadline,
later_rq->dl.earliest_dl.curr)) {
* Target rq has tasks of equal or earlier deadline,

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