[PATCH] sched: activate SCHED BATCH expired
Con Kolivas [Fri, 31 Mar 2006 10:31:29 +0000 (02:31 -0800)]
To increase the strength of SCHED_BATCH as a scheduling hint we can
activate batch tasks on the expired array since by definition they are
latency insensitive tasks.

Signed-off-by: Con Kolivas <kernel@kolivas.org>
Acked-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

include/linux/sched.h
kernel/sched.c

index c4fd3fc..78c40dd 100644 (file)
@@ -484,6 +484,7 @@ struct signal_struct {
 #define MAX_PRIO               (MAX_RT_PRIO + 40)
 
 #define rt_task(p)             (unlikely((p)->prio < MAX_RT_PRIO))
+#define batch_task(p)          (unlikely((p)->policy == SCHED_BATCH))
 
 /*
  * Some day this will be a full-fledged user tracking system..
index 73bb4d9..dd153d6 100644 (file)
@@ -667,9 +667,13 @@ static int effective_prio(task_t *p)
 /*
  * __activate_task - move a task to the runqueue.
  */
-static inline void __activate_task(task_t *p, runqueue_t *rq)
+static void __activate_task(task_t *p, runqueue_t *rq)
 {
-       enqueue_task(p, rq->active);
+       prio_array_t *target = rq->active;
+
+       if (batch_task(p))
+               target = rq->expired;
+       enqueue_task(p, target);
        rq->nr_running++;
 }
 
@@ -688,7 +692,7 @@ static int recalc_task_prio(task_t *p, unsigned long long now)
        unsigned long long __sleep_time = now - p->timestamp;
        unsigned long sleep_time;
 
-       if (unlikely(p->policy == SCHED_BATCH))
+       if (batch_task(p))
                sleep_time = 0;
        else {
                if (__sleep_time > NS_MAX_SLEEP_AVG)