Send per-tgid data only once during exit of a thread group instead of once
with each member thread exit.
Currently, when a thread exits, besides its per-tid data, the per-tgid data
of its thread group is also sent out, if its thread group is non-empty.
The per-tgid data sent consists of the sum of per-tid stats for all
*remaining* threads of the thread group.
This patch modifies this sending in two ways:
- the per-tgid data is sent only when the last thread of a thread group
exits. This cuts down heavily on the overhead of sending/receiving
per-tgid data, especially when other exploiters of the taskstats
interface aren't interested in per-tgid stats
- the semantics of the per-tgid data sent are changed. Instead of being
the sum of per-tid data for remaining threads, the value now sent is the
true total accumalated statistics for all threads that are/were part of
the thread group.
The patch also addresses a minor issue where failure of one accounting
subsystem to fill in the taskstats structure was causing the send of
taskstats to not be sent at all.
The patch has been tested for stability and run cerberus for over 4 hours
on an SMP.
Signed-off-by: Shailabh Nagar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Balbir Singh <email@example.com>
Cc: Jay Lan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org>