[RFC 04/11] powerpc: kvm: introduce a kthread on primary thread to anti tickless
Preeti U Murthy
preeti at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Oct 27 15:45:04 AEDT 2014
On 10/17/2014 12:59 AM, kernelfans at gmail.com wrote:
> (This patch is a place holder.)
> If there is only one vcpu thread is ready(the other vcpu thread can
> wait for it to execute), the primary thread can enter tickless mode,
We do not configure NOHZ_FULL to y by default. Hence no thread would
enter tickless mode.
> which causes the primary keeps running, so the secondary has no
> opportunity to exit to host, even they have other tsk on them.
The secondary threads can still get scheduling ticks. The decrementer of
the secondary threads is still active. So as long as secondary threads
are busy, scheduling ticks will fire and try to schedule a new task on them.
Preeti U Murthy
> Introduce a kthread (anti_tickless) on primary, so when there is only
> one vcpu thread on primary, the secondary can resort to anti_tickless
> to keep the primary out of tickless mode.
> (I thought that anti_tickless thread can goto NAP, so we can let the
> secondary run).
> Signed-off-by: Liu Ping Fan <pingfank at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> arch/powerpc/kernel/sysfs.c | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/sysfs.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/sysfs.c
> index a2595dd..f0b110e 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/sysfs.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/sysfs.c
> @@ -575,9 +575,11 @@ static ssize_t __used store_kvm_enable(struct device *dev,
> if (!test_bit(core, &kvm_on_core))
> for (thr = 1; thr< threads_per_core; thr++)
> if (cpu_online(thr * threads_per_core + thr))
> - cpumask_set_cpu(thr * threads_per_core + thr, &stop_cpus);
> + cpumask_set_cpu(core * threads_per_core + thr, &stop_cpus);
> stop_machine(xics_migrate_irqs_away_secondary, NULL, &stop_cpus);
> + /* fixme, create a kthread on primary hwthread to handle tickless mode */
> + //kthread_create_on_cpu(prevent_tickless, NULL, core * threads_per_core, "ppckvm_prevent_tickless");
> set_bit(core, &kvm_on_core);
> return count;
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