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From: Daniel Walker <dwalker@mvista.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: 2.6.20-rc6-mm3
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 09:39:16 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1170437956.9781.241.camel@imap.mvista.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070129204528.eb8d695e.akpm@osdl.org>

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 20:45 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Temporarily at
> 
> 	http://userweb.kernel.org/~akpm/2.6.20-rc6-mm3/
> 
> Will appear later at
> 
> 	ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.20-rc6/2.6.20-rc6-mm3/
> 

I was running likely profiling and I noticed that when I turn on the
"tickless" option I get the following line, 

+unlikely | 21111208|  9367278  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597

This means that this line is 21111208 true, and 9367278 false.

This existed on bootup, and stayed after about 7 hours of runtime
(mostly idle). Since need_resched is a "static inline" there are
multiple instances of need_resched() in the kernel. If I turn off the
"tickless" feature this wrong unlikely disappears, and the output looks
like this,

 unlikely |        0|      169  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597
 unlikely |        0|       94  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597
 unlikely |        0|       63  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597
 unlikely |        0|       19  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597
 unlikely |        0|      379  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597
 unlikely |        1|   202596  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597
 unlikely |        7|   205929  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597
 unlikely |     6461|   271690  need_resched()@:include/linux/sched.h@1597

Only a little after boot. I suppose this could be a natural side effect
of the tickless feature but I thought I would report it anyway.

Daniel


  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-02 17:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 124+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-30  4:45 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-01-30  4:50 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jeff Garzik
2007-01-30  5:11   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-01-30  9:56     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Evgeniy Polyakov
2007-01-30  8:16 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Sunil Naidu
2007-01-30  8:32   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-01-30  9:06 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Olivier Galibert
2007-01-30  9:26   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-01-30 18:47     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Olivier Galibert
2007-01-31  7:57     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Len Brown
2007-02-01  4:25     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Len Brown
2007-01-30 22:18 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Maciej Rutecki
2007-01-30 22:27   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-01-31  0:55     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Karsten Wiese
2007-01-31 13:22       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-01-31 14:25         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Karsten Wiese
2007-02-01  8:01           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-01 10:44             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Karsten Wiese
2007-03-01 11:11               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Karsten Wiese
2007-02-03  0:37             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Pavel Machek
2007-02-01 13:03       ` [PATCH -mm] gtod persistent clock resume fix Thomas Gleixner
2007-01-31 11:54     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Maciej Rutecki
2007-02-01  4:10       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Len Brown
2007-02-01  4:17         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-01-31  1:16   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Tilman Schmidt
2007-01-31  1:25     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-01-31 11:38       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Tilman Schmidt
2007-01-31 12:29         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Alexey Starikovskiy
2007-01-31 16:02           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Maciej Rutecki
2007-01-31 18:28           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Tilman Schmidt
2007-01-31 21:52 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Mattia Dongili
2007-01-31 23:21   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Mattia Dongili
2007-02-01 19:04     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-01 19:36     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-01 20:01       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-01 21:11         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Mattia Dongili
2007-02-01 22:33           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-02 19:18             ` dynticks + iptables almost stops the boot process [was: Re: 2.6.20-rc6-mm3] Mattia Dongili
2007-02-02 20:27               ` Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-02 20:43                 ` Mattia Dongili
2007-02-06 16:48                   ` Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 19:28                     ` Mattia Dongili
2007-02-06 23:12                       ` Tilman Schmidt
2007-02-06 23:17                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-07  1:01                           ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-07 19:33                             ` Ingo Molnar
2007-02-01 21:37         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Mattia Dongili
2007-02-01 20:24       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Mattia Dongili
2007-02-01  0:14 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Christoph Lameter
2007-02-01  0:24   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-02-01  0:27     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Christoph Lameter
2007-02-01  0:36       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-02-01  0:38         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Christoph Lameter
2007-02-01  6:20         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 David Chinner
2007-02-01  7:12           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Andrew Morton
2007-02-01 19:01             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Christoph Lameter
2007-02-01 19:18               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jens Axboe
2007-02-01 20:18                 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Christoph Lameter
2007-02-01 20:26                   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jens Axboe
2007-02-01 23:02                     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Christoph Lameter
2007-02-05 12:02                       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jens Axboe
2007-02-05 12:17                         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jens Axboe
2007-02-05 12:56                           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jens Axboe
2007-02-05 18:20                             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Christoph Lameter
2007-02-05 18:34                               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jens Axboe
2007-02-02  4:08                 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 David Chinner
2007-02-02  7:31                   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Jens Axboe
2007-02-01 18:24 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Cedric Le Goater
2007-02-01 19:37   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Starikovskiy, Alexey Y
2007-02-01 20:29     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Cedric Le Goater
2007-02-01 20:38       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Cedric Le Goater
2007-02-02 14:22         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Starikovskiy, Alexey Y
2007-02-02 14:47           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Cedric Le Goater
2007-02-02 14:50             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Starikovskiy, Alexey Y
2007-02-02 16:04               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Cedric Le Goater
2007-02-03  7:30                 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Cedric Le Goater
2007-02-03  7:57                   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Starikovskiy, Alexey Y
2007-02-02 17:39 ` Daniel Walker [this message]
2007-02-06 16:03 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 18:36   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 18:45     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 19:07       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 19:55         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 20:20           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 20:40             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 20:52               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 20:56                 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 21:09                   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 21:20                     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 21:23                     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 21:41                       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 21:54                         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 22:08                           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 22:42                             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 22:56                               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 23:04                                 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 23:14                                   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 23:22                                     ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 23:28                                       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 23:35                                         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 23:44                                           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 23:51                                           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-07  2:46                                             ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 23:36                                       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-07  1:12                                         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-07 14:53                                           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 23:37                                       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Ingo Molnar
2007-02-06 22:13                           ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 21:43                       ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 21:59                         ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 21:17               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Thomas Gleixner
2007-02-06 21:25                 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 23:15               ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Rob Landley
2007-02-06 23:28                 ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Daniel Walker
2007-02-06 23:55                   ` 2.6.20-rc6-mm3 Rob Landley
2007-02-06 22:11 ` [-mm patch] #ifdef ACPI_FUTURE_USAGE acpi_os_readable() Adrian Bunk
2007-02-06 22:12 ` [RFC: -mm patch] drivers/net/atl1/: possible cleanups Adrian Bunk
2007-02-07  0:19   ` Jay Cliburn
2007-02-07  0:22     ` Jeff Garzik
2007-02-07  0:24       ` J. K. Cliburn
2007-02-07  0:24     ` Adrian Bunk
2007-02-06 22:12 ` [-mm patch] drivers/scsi/aacraid/: cleanups Adrian Bunk
2007-02-06 22:12 ` [-mm patch] make gfs2_writepages() static Adrian Bunk
2007-02-07 10:50   ` Steven Whitehouse

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