Re: 3.4.4-rt13: btrfs + xfstests 006 = BOOM.. and a bonus rt_mutex deadlock report for absolutely free!
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On Tue, 2012-07-17 at 06:18 +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote: > > > There's that too. But the issue I was talking about is with all trylock > > loops. As holding an rt-mutex now disables migration, if a high priority > > process preempts a task that holds the lock, and then the high prio task > > starts spinning waiting for that lock to release, the lower priority > > process will never get to run to release it. The cpu_chill() doesn't > > help. > > Hrm. I better go make a testcase, this one definitely wants pounding > through thick skull. Actually, I was mistaken. I forgot that we defined 'cpu_chill()' as msleep(1) on RT, which would keep a deadlock from happening. It doesn't explain the performance enhancement you get :-/ -- Steve -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-fsdevel" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
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