Commit f340c0d1 authored by Ingo Molnar's avatar Ingo Molnar Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] Tweak idle thread setup semantics

This patch tweaks idle thread setup semantics a bit: instead of setting
NEED_RESCHED in init_idle(), we do an explicit schedule() before calling
into cpu_idle().

This patch, while having no negative side-effects, enables wider use of
cond_resched()s.  (which might happen in the stock kernel too, but it's
particulary important for voluntary-preempt)

Signed-off-by: default avatarIngo Molnar <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 082cf69e
......@@ -383,6 +383,13 @@ static void noinline rest_init(void)
* The boot idle thread must execute schedule()
* at least one to get things moving:
......@@ -4166,6 +4166,14 @@ void show_state(void)
* init_idle - set up an idle thread for a given CPU
* @idle: task in question
* @cpu: cpu the idle task belongs to
* NOTE: this function does not set the idle thread's NEED_RESCHED
* flag, to make booting more robust.
void __devinit init_idle(task_t *idle, int cpu)
runqueue_t *rq = cpu_rq(cpu);
......@@ -4183,7 +4191,6 @@ void __devinit init_idle(task_t *idle, int cpu)
#if defined(CONFIG_SMP) && defined(__ARCH_WANT_UNLOCKED_CTXSW)
idle->oncpu = 1;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&rq->lock, flags);
/* Set the preempt count _outside_ the spinlocks! */
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