Re: [v2] timers: Fix usleep_range() in the context of wake_up_process()

From: Doug Anderson
Date: Wed Oct 12 2016 - 12:52:24 EST


On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> drivers/iio/accel/kxcjk-1013.c: kxcjk1013_runtime_resume()
> drivers/iio/accel/bmc150-accel-core.c:bmc150_accel_runtime_resume()
> drivers/iio/accel/mma8452.c:mma8452_runtime_resume()
> drivers/iio/accel/mma9551_core.c:mma9551_sleep()

As far as I can tell these drivers will not suffer unduly from my
change. Worse case they will delay 20us more, which is listed as the

Also note that I assume the reason you flagged these is because they
follow the pattern:

if (sleep_val < 20000)
usleep_range(sleep_val, 20000);

I will note that usleep_range() is and has always been
uninterruptible, since the implementation says:

void __sched usleep_range(unsigned long min, unsigned long max)
do_usleep_range(min, max);

So I'm not at all convinced that we are changing behavior here. The
"interruptible" vs. "uninterruptible" affects whether signals can
interrupt the sleep, not whether a random wake up of a task can. What
we really need to know is if they are affected by a wakeup.

> kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c:rb_test()

I assume that the person who wrote this code was confused since they wrote:

/* Now sleep between a min of 100-300us and a max of 1ms */
usleep_range(((data->cnt % 3) + 1) * 100, 1000);

That doesn't seem to make sense given the first line of usleep_range().

In any case, again I don't think I am changing behavior.

> A possible solution might be to introduce usleep_range_interruptible()
> and use it there.

This could be a useful function, but I don't think we need it if we
find someone who needs a wakeup to cut short a sleep. We can just
call one of the schedule functions directly and use a timeout.

Thank you for searching through for stuff and for your review, though!