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authorJeremy Kerr <jk@ozlabs.org>2008-02-19 10:05:35 +1100
committerJeremy Kerr <jk@ozlabs.org>2008-02-19 10:12:02 +1100
commit4ef110141b3e0758fe30d686417b5686b87eb25b (patch)
tree388b52684d98bfc2e8ad443c391edb675eaf5360 /arch/powerpc/platforms
parent101142c37be8e5af9b847860219217e6b958c739 (diff)
[POWERPC] spufs: fix scheduler starvation by idle contexts
2.6.25 has a regression where we can starve the scheduler by creating (N_SPES+1) contexts, then running them one at a time. The final context will never be run, as the other contexts are loaded on the SPEs, none of which are repoted as free (ie, spu->alloc_state != SPU_FREE), so spu_get_idle() doesn't give us a spu to run on. Because all of the contexts are stopped, none are descheduled by the scheduler tick, as spusched_tick returns if spu_stopped(ctx). This change replaces the spu_stopped() check with checking for SCHED_IDLE in ctx->policy. We set a context's policy to SCHED_IDLE when we're not in spu_run(). We also favour SCHED_IDLE contexts when looking for contexts to unbind, but leave their timeslice intact for later resumption. This patch fixes the following test in the spufs-testsuite: tests/20-scheduler/02-yield-starvation Signed-off-by: Jeremy Kerr <jk@ozlabs.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/powerpc/platforms')
2 files changed, 4 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/run.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/run.c
index fca22e18069..6221968c2a3 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/run.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/run.c
@@ -234,6 +234,7 @@ static int spu_run_fini(struct spu_context *ctx, u32 *npc,
*npc = ctx->ops->npc_read(ctx);
spuctx_switch_state(ctx, SPU_UTIL_IDLE_LOADED);
+ ctx->policy = SCHED_IDLE;
if (signal_pending(current))
diff --git a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/sched.c b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/sched.c
index 5915343e259..3a5972117de 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/sched.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/platforms/cell/spufs/sched.c
@@ -856,21 +856,18 @@ static noinline void spusched_tick(struct spu_context *ctx)
struct spu_context *new = NULL;
struct spu *spu = NULL;
- u32 status;
if (spu_acquire(ctx))
BUG(); /* a kernel thread never has signals pending */
if (ctx->state != SPU_STATE_RUNNABLE)
goto out;
- if (spu_stopped(ctx, &status))
- goto out;
if (ctx->flags & SPU_CREATE_NOSCHED)
goto out;
if (ctx->policy == SCHED_FIFO)
goto out;
- if (--ctx->time_slice)
+ if (--ctx->time_slice && ctx->policy != SCHED_IDLE)
goto out;
spu = ctx->spu;
@@ -880,7 +877,8 @@ static noinline void spusched_tick(struct spu_context *ctx)
new = grab_runnable_context(ctx->prio + 1, spu->node);
if (new) {
spu_unschedule(spu, ctx);
- spu_add_to_rq(ctx);
+ if (ctx->policy != SCHED_IDLE)
+ spu_add_to_rq(ctx);
} else {
spu_context_nospu_trace(spusched_tick__newslice, ctx);