[linux-audio-dev] Re: [announce] [patch] Voluntary Kernel Preemption Patch

Andrea Arcangeli andrea at suse.de
Tue Jul 13 18:53:05 EDT 2004

On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 03:44:48PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Yeah, I know.  might_sleep() in cond_resched() makes sense.

What I'm doing is basically to replace all might_sleep with cond_resched
and then I add might_sleep in cond_resched. I also merged all
new might_sleep in Ingo's patch (converted to cond_resched). We'll see
what happens then when I try to boot such a thing (the sti and
sched_yield already given me some troubles).

I was considering adding a cond_resched_costly but I didn't see anything
really that costly to need a CONFIG_LOW_RESCHED_OVERHEAD.

btw, cond_resched should only be defined as might_sleep with PREEMPT
enabled, otherwise it's pointless to check need_resched at almost every
spin_unlock and to do it during cond_resched too. if might_sleep doesn't
BUG it means we didn't need to check need_resched in the first place if
preempt is enabled.

cond_resched_lock is another story of course.

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