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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-04-29 19:07:40 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-04-29 19:07:40 -0700
commit46d9be3e5eb01f71fc02653755d970247174b400 (patch)
tree01534c9ebfa5f52a7133e34354d2831fe6704f15 /kernel/cgroup.c
parentce8aa48929449b491149b6c87861ac69cb797a42 (diff)
parentcece95dfe5aa56ba99e51b4746230ff0b8542abd (diff)
Merge branch 'for-3.10' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/wq
Pull workqueue updates from Tejun Heo: "A lot of activities on workqueue side this time. The changes achieve the followings. - WQ_UNBOUND workqueues - the workqueues which are per-cpu - are updated to be able to interface with multiple backend worker pools. This involved a lot of churning but the end result seems actually neater as unbound workqueues are now a lot closer to per-cpu ones. - The ability to interface with multiple backend worker pools are used to implement unbound workqueues with custom attributes. Currently the supported attributes are the nice level and CPU affinity. It may be expanded to include cgroup association in future. The attributes can be specified either by calling apply_workqueue_attrs() or through /sys/bus/workqueue/WQ_NAME/* if the workqueue in question is exported through sysfs. The backend worker pools are keyed by the actual attributes and shared by any workqueues which share the same attributes. When attributes of a workqueue are changed, the workqueue binds to the worker pool with the specified attributes while leaving the work items which are already executing in its previous worker pools alone. This allows converting custom worker pool implementations which want worker attribute tuning to use workqueues. The writeback pool is already converted in block tree and there are a couple others are likely to follow including btrfs io workers. - WQ_UNBOUND's ability to bind to multiple worker pools is also used to make it NUMA-aware. Because there's no association between work item issuer and the specific worker assigned to execute it, before this change, using unbound workqueue led to unnecessary cross-node bouncing and it couldn't be helped by autonuma as it requires tasks to have implicit node affinity and workers are assigned randomly. After these changes, an unbound workqueue now binds to multiple NUMA-affine worker pools so that queued work items are executed in the same node. This is turned on by default but can be disabled system-wide or for individual workqueues. Crypto was requesting NUMA affinity as encrypting data across different nodes can contribute noticeable overhead and doing it per-cpu was too limiting for certain cases and IO throughput could be bottlenecked by one CPU being fully occupied while others have idle cycles. While the new features required a lot of changes including restructuring locking, it didn't complicate the execution paths much. The unbound workqueue handling is now closer to per-cpu ones and the new features are implemented by simply associating a workqueue with different sets of backend worker pools without changing queue, execution or flush paths. As such, even though the amount of change is very high, I feel relatively safe in that it isn't likely to cause subtle issues with basic correctness of work item execution and handling. If something is wrong, it's likely to show up as being associated with worker pools with the wrong attributes or OOPS while workqueue attributes are being changed or during CPU hotplug. While this creates more backend worker pools, it doesn't add too many more workers unless, of course, there are many workqueues with unique combinations of attributes. Assuming everything else is the same, NUMA awareness costs an extra worker pool per NUMA node with online CPUs. There are also a couple things which are being routed outside the workqueue tree. - block tree pulled in workqueue for-3.10 so that writeback worker pool can be converted to unbound workqueue with sysfs control exposed. This simplifies the code, makes writeback workers NUMA-aware and allows tuning nice level and CPU affinity via sysfs. - The conversion to workqueue means that there's no 1:1 association between a specific worker, which makes writeback folks unhappy as they want to be able to tell which filesystem caused a problem from backtrace on systems with many filesystems mounted. This is resolved by allowing work items to set debug info string which is printed when the task is dumped. As this change involves unifying implementations of dump_stack() and friends in arch codes, it's being routed through Andrew's -mm tree." * 'for-3.10' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tj/wq: (84 commits) workqueue: use kmem_cache_free() instead of kfree() workqueue: avoid false negative WARN_ON() in destroy_workqueue() workqueue: update sysfs interface to reflect NUMA awareness and a kernel param to disable NUMA affinity workqueue: implement NUMA affinity for unbound workqueues workqueue: introduce put_pwq_unlocked() workqueue: introduce numa_pwq_tbl_install() workqueue: use NUMA-aware allocation for pool_workqueues workqueue: break init_and_link_pwq() into two functions and introduce alloc_unbound_pwq() workqueue: map an unbound workqueues to multiple per-node pool_workqueues workqueue: move hot fields of workqueue_struct to the end workqueue: make workqueue->name[] fixed len workqueue: add workqueue->unbound_attrs workqueue: determine NUMA node of workers accourding to the allowed cpumask workqueue: drop 'H' from kworker names of unbound worker pools workqueue: add wq_numa_tbl_len and wq_numa_possible_cpumask[] workqueue: move pwq_pool_locking outside of get/put_unbound_pool() workqueue: fix memory leak in apply_workqueue_attrs() workqueue: fix unbound workqueue attrs hashing / comparison workqueue: fix race condition in unbound workqueue free path workqueue: remove pwq_lock which is no longer used ...
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/cgroup.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/cgroup.c b/kernel/cgroup.c
index dfaf50d4705..1f628bc039f 100644
--- a/kernel/cgroup.c
+++ b/kernel/cgroup.c
@@ -2224,11 +2224,11 @@ retry_find_task:
tsk = tsk->group_leader;
- * Workqueue threads may acquire PF_THREAD_BOUND and become
+ * Workqueue threads may acquire PF_NO_SETAFFINITY and become
* trapped in a cpuset, or RT worker may be born in a cgroup
* with no rt_runtime allocated. Just say no.
- if (tsk == kthreadd_task || (tsk->flags & PF_THREAD_BOUND)) {
+ if (tsk == kthreadd_task || (tsk->flags & PF_NO_SETAFFINITY)) {
ret = -EINVAL;
goto out_unlock_cgroup;