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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2009-11-19 18:10:57 +0000
committerDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2009-11-19 18:10:57 +0000
commit3bde31a4ac225cb5805be02eff6eaaf7e0766ccd (patch)
tree9fb757ab7d46e0c37fb5e88d3185f1861fbc794e /kernel/slow-work.c
parent31ba99d304494cb28fa8671ccc769c5543e1165d (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.34-ux500-3bde31a4ac225cb5805be02eff6eaaf7e0766ccd.tar.gz
SLOW_WORK: Allow a requeueable work item to sleep till the thread is needed
Add a function to allow a requeueable work item to sleep till the thread processing it is needed by the slow-work facility to perform other work. Sometimes a work item can't progress immediately, but must wait for the completion of another work item that's currently being processed by another slow-work thread. In some circumstances, the waiting item could instead - theoretically - put itself back on the queue and yield its thread back to the slow-work facility, thus waiting till it gets processing time again before attempting to progress. This would allow other work items processing time on that thread. However, this only works if there is something on the queue for it to queue behind - otherwise it will just get a thread again immediately, and will end up cycling between the queue and the thread, eating up valuable CPU time. So, slow_work_sleep_till_thread_needed() is provided such that an item can put itself on a wait queue that will wake it up when the event it is actually interested in occurs, then call this function in lieu of calling schedule(). This function will then sleep until either the item's event occurs or another work item appears on the queue. If another work item is queued, but the item's event hasn't occurred, then the work item should requeue itself and yield the thread back to the slow-work facility by returning. This can be used by CacheFiles for an object that is being created on one thread to wait for an object being deleted on another thread where there is nothing on the queue for the creation to go and wait behind. As soon as an item appears on the queue that could be given thread time instead, CacheFiles can stick the creating object back on the queue and return to the slow-work facility - assuming the object deletion didn't also complete. Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/slow-work.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/slow-work.c94
1 files changed, 85 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/slow-work.c b/kernel/slow-work.c
index b763bc2d267..da94f3c101a 100644
--- a/kernel/slow-work.c
+++ b/kernel/slow-work.c
@@ -133,6 +133,15 @@ LIST_HEAD(vslow_work_queue);
DEFINE_SPINLOCK(slow_work_queue_lock);
/*
+ * The following are two wait queues that get pinged when a work item is placed
+ * on an empty queue. These allow work items that are hogging a thread by
+ * sleeping in a way that could be deferred to yield their thread and enqueue
+ * themselves.
+ */
+static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(slow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation);
+static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(vslow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation);
+
+/*
* The thread controls. A variable used to signal to the threads that they
* should exit when the queue is empty, a waitqueue used by the threads to wait
* for signals, and a completion set by the last thread to exit.
@@ -306,6 +315,50 @@ auto_requeue:
}
/**
+ * slow_work_sleep_till_thread_needed - Sleep till thread needed by other work
+ * work: The work item under execution that wants to sleep
+ * _timeout: Scheduler sleep timeout
+ *
+ * Allow a requeueable work item to sleep on a slow-work processor thread until
+ * that thread is needed to do some other work or the sleep is interrupted by
+ * some other event.
+ *
+ * The caller must set up a wake up event before calling this and must have set
+ * the appropriate sleep mode (such as TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE) and tested its own
+ * condition before calling this function as no test is made here.
+ *
+ * False is returned if there is nothing on the queue; true is returned if the
+ * work item should be requeued
+ */
+bool slow_work_sleep_till_thread_needed(struct slow_work *work,
+ signed long *_timeout)
+{
+ wait_queue_head_t *wfo_wq;
+ struct list_head *queue;
+
+ DEFINE_WAIT(wait);
+
+ if (test_bit(SLOW_WORK_VERY_SLOW, &work->flags)) {
+ wfo_wq = &vslow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation;
+ queue = &vslow_work_queue;
+ } else {
+ wfo_wq = &slow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation;
+ queue = &slow_work_queue;
+ }
+
+ if (!list_empty(queue))
+ return true;
+
+ add_wait_queue_exclusive(wfo_wq, &wait);
+ if (list_empty(queue))
+ *_timeout = schedule_timeout(*_timeout);
+ finish_wait(wfo_wq, &wait);
+
+ return !list_empty(queue);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(slow_work_sleep_till_thread_needed);
+
+/**
* slow_work_enqueue - Schedule a slow work item for processing
* @work: The work item to queue
*
@@ -335,6 +388,8 @@ auto_requeue:
*/
int slow_work_enqueue(struct slow_work *work)
{
+ wait_queue_head_t *wfo_wq;
+ struct list_head *queue;
unsigned long flags;
int ret;
@@ -354,6 +409,14 @@ int slow_work_enqueue(struct slow_work *work)
* maintaining our promise
*/
if (!test_and_set_bit_lock(SLOW_WORK_PENDING, &work->flags)) {
+ if (test_bit(SLOW_WORK_VERY_SLOW, &work->flags)) {
+ wfo_wq = &vslow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation;
+ queue = &vslow_work_queue;
+ } else {
+ wfo_wq = &slow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation;
+ queue = &slow_work_queue;
+ }
+
spin_lock_irqsave(&slow_work_queue_lock, flags);
if (unlikely(test_bit(SLOW_WORK_CANCELLING, &work->flags)))
@@ -380,11 +443,13 @@ int slow_work_enqueue(struct slow_work *work)
if (ret < 0)
goto failed;
slow_work_mark_time(work);
- if (test_bit(SLOW_WORK_VERY_SLOW, &work->flags))
- list_add_tail(&work->link, &vslow_work_queue);
- else
- list_add_tail(&work->link, &slow_work_queue);
+ list_add_tail(&work->link, queue);
wake_up(&slow_work_thread_wq);
+
+ /* if someone who could be requeued is sleeping on a
+ * thread, then ask them to yield their thread */
+ if (work->link.prev == queue)
+ wake_up(wfo_wq);
}
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&slow_work_queue_lock, flags);
@@ -487,9 +552,19 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(slow_work_cancel);
*/
static void delayed_slow_work_timer(unsigned long data)
{
+ wait_queue_head_t *wfo_wq;
+ struct list_head *queue;
struct slow_work *work = (struct slow_work *) data;
unsigned long flags;
- bool queued = false, put = false;
+ bool queued = false, put = false, first = false;
+
+ if (test_bit(SLOW_WORK_VERY_SLOW, &work->flags)) {
+ wfo_wq = &vslow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation;
+ queue = &vslow_work_queue;
+ } else {
+ wfo_wq = &slow_work_queue_waits_for_occupation;
+ queue = &slow_work_queue;
+ }
spin_lock_irqsave(&slow_work_queue_lock, flags);
if (likely(!test_bit(SLOW_WORK_CANCELLING, &work->flags))) {
@@ -502,17 +577,18 @@ static void delayed_slow_work_timer(unsigned long data)
put = true;
} else {
slow_work_mark_time(work);
- if (test_bit(SLOW_WORK_VERY_SLOW, &work->flags))
- list_add_tail(&work->link, &vslow_work_queue);
- else
- list_add_tail(&work->link, &slow_work_queue);
+ list_add_tail(&work->link, queue);
queued = true;
+ if (work->link.prev == queue)
+ first = true;
}
}
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&slow_work_queue_lock, flags);
if (put)
slow_work_put_ref(work);
+ if (first)
+ wake_up(wfo_wq);
if (queued)
wake_up(&slow_work_thread_wq);
}