Re: [git] CFS-devel, latest code

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 03:57:01 EST

* Dmitry Adamushko <dmitry.adamushko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> humm... I think, it'd be safer to have something like the following
> change in place.
> The thing is that __pick_next_entity() must never be called when
> first_fair(cfs_rq) == NULL. It wouldn't be a problem, should
> 'run_node' be the very first field of 'struct sched_entity' (and it's
> the second).
> The 'nr_running != 0' check is _not_ enough, due to the fact that
> 'current' is not within the tree. Generic paths are ok (e.g.
> schedule() as put_prev_task() is called previously)... I'm more
> worried about e.g. migration_call() -> CPU_DEAD_FROZEN ->
> migrate_dead_tasks()... if 'current' == rq->idle, no problems.. if
> it's one of the SCHED_NORMAL tasks (or imagine, some other use-cases
> in the future -- i.e. we should not make outer world dependent on
> internal details of sched_fair class) -- it may be "Houston, we've got
> a problem" case.
> it's +16 bytes to the ".text". Another variant is to make 'run_node'
> the first data member of 'struct sched_entity' but an additional check
> (se ! = NULL) is still needed in pick_next_entity().

looks good to me - and we already have something similar in sched_rt.c.
I've added your patch to the queue. (Can i add your SoB line too?)

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