Commit 111c225a authored by Tejun Heo's avatar Tejun Heo
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workqueue: set PF_WQ_WORKER on rescuers

PF_WQ_WORKER is used to tell scheduler that the task is a workqueue
worker and needs wq_worker_sleeping/waking_up() invoked on it for
concurrency management.  As rescuers never participate in concurrency
management, PF_WQ_WORKER wasn't set on them.

There's a need for an interface which can query whether %current is
executing a work item and if so which.  Such interface requires a way
to identify all tasks which may execute work items and PF_WQ_WORKER
will be used for that.  As all normal workers always have PF_WQ_WORKER
set, we only need to add it to rescuers.

As rescuers start with WORKER_PREP but never clear it, it's always
NOT_RUNNING and there's no need to worry about it interfering with
concurrency management even if PF_WQ_WORKER is set; however, unlike
normal workers, rescuers currently don't have its worker struct as
kthread_data().  It uses the associated workqueue_struct instead.
This is problematic as wq_worker_sleeping/waking_up() expect struct
worker at kthread_data().

This patch adds worker->rescue_wq and start rescuer kthreads with
worker struct as kthread_data and sets PF_WQ_WORKER on rescuers.
Signed-off-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
parent 023f27d3
......@@ -149,6 +149,9 @@ struct worker {
/* for rebinding worker to CPU */
struct work_struct rebind_work; /* L: for busy worker */
/* used only by rescuers to point to the target workqueue */
struct workqueue_struct *rescue_wq; /* I: the workqueue to rescue */
struct worker_pool {
......@@ -763,12 +766,20 @@ struct task_struct *wq_worker_sleeping(struct task_struct *task,
unsigned int cpu)
struct worker *worker = kthread_data(task), *to_wakeup = NULL;
struct worker_pool *pool = worker->pool;
atomic_t *nr_running = get_pool_nr_running(pool);
struct worker_pool *pool;
atomic_t *nr_running;
* Rescuers, which may not have all the fields set up like normal
* workers, also reach here, let's not access anything before
* checking NOT_RUNNING.
if (worker->flags & WORKER_NOT_RUNNING)
return NULL;
pool = worker->pool;
nr_running = get_pool_nr_running(pool);
/* this can only happen on the local cpu */
BUG_ON(cpu != raw_smp_processor_id());
......@@ -2357,7 +2368,7 @@ sleep:
* rescuer_thread - the rescuer thread function
* @__wq: the associated workqueue
* @__rescuer: self
* Workqueue rescuer thread function. There's one rescuer for each
* workqueue which has WQ_RESCUER set.
......@@ -2374,20 +2385,27 @@ sleep:
* This should happen rarely.
static int rescuer_thread(void *__wq)
static int rescuer_thread(void *__rescuer)
struct workqueue_struct *wq = __wq;
struct worker *rescuer = wq->rescuer;
struct worker *rescuer = __rescuer;
struct workqueue_struct *wq = rescuer->rescue_wq;
struct list_head *scheduled = &rescuer->scheduled;
bool is_unbound = wq->flags & WQ_UNBOUND;
unsigned int cpu;
set_user_nice(current, RESCUER_NICE_LEVEL);
* Mark rescuer as worker too. As WORKER_PREP is never cleared, it
* doesn't participate in concurrency management.
rescuer->task->flags |= PF_WQ_WORKER;
if (kthread_should_stop()) {
rescuer->task->flags &= ~PF_WQ_WORKER;
return 0;
......@@ -2431,6 +2449,8 @@ repeat:
/* rescuers should never participate in concurrency management */
WARN_ON_ONCE(!(rescuer->flags & WORKER_NOT_RUNNING));
goto repeat;
......@@ -3266,7 +3286,8 @@ struct workqueue_struct *__alloc_workqueue_key(const char *fmt,
if (!rescuer)
goto err;
rescuer->task = kthread_create(rescuer_thread, wq, "%s",
rescuer->rescue_wq = wq;
rescuer->task = kthread_create(rescuer_thread, rescuer, "%s",
if (IS_ERR(rescuer->task))
goto err;
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