[PATCH 2/3] sched: Add needbreak for rwlocks
From: Ben Gardon
Date: Tue Oct 27 2020 - 12:51:09 EST
Contention awareness while holding a spin lock is essential for reducing
latency when long running kernel operations can hold that lock. Add the
same contention detection interface for read/write spin locks.
Signed-off-by: Ben Gardon <bgardon@xxxxxxxxxx>
include/linux/sched.h | 17 +++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 063cd120b4593..77179160ec3ab 100644
@@ -1870,6 +1870,23 @@ static inline int spin_needbreak(spinlock_t *lock)
+ * Check if a rwlock is contended.
+ * Returns non-zero if there is another task waiting on the rwlock.
+ * Returns zero if the lock is not contended or the system / underlying
+ * rwlock implementation does not support contention detection.
+ * Technically does not depend on CONFIG_PREEMPTION, but a general need
+ * for low latency.
+static inline int rwlock_needbreak(rwlock_t *lock)
+ return rwlock_is_contended(lock);
+ return 0;
static __always_inline bool need_resched(void)