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[PATCH 1/1, v6] cgroup/freezer: add per freezer duty ratio control [message #42064] Wed, 09 February 2011 01:05
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From: Jacob Pan <jacob.jun.pan@linux.intel.com>

Freezer subsystem is used to manage batch jobs which can start
stop at the same time. However, sometime it is desirable to let
the kernel manage the freezer state automatically with a given
duty ratio.
For example, if we want to reduce the time that backgroup apps
are allowed to run we can put them into a freezer subsystem and
set the kernel to turn them THAWED/FROZEN at given duty ratio.

This patch introduces two file nodes under cgroup
freezer.duty_ratio_pct and freezer.period_sec

Usage example: set period to be 5 seconds and frozen duty ratio 90%
[root@localhost aoa]# echo 90 > freezer.duty_ratio_pct
[root@localhost aoa]# echo 5000 > freezer.period_ms

Signed-off-by: Jacob Pan <jacob.jun.pan@linux.intel.com>
---
Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt | 23 +++++
kernel/cgroup_freezer.c | 132 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
2 files changed, 154 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt b/Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt
index 41f37fe..7f06f05 100644
--- a/Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt
+++ b/Documentation/cgroups/freezer-subsystem.txt
@@ -100,3 +100,26 @@ things happens:
and returns EINVAL)
3) The tasks that blocked the cgroup from entering the "FROZEN"
state disappear from the cgroup's set of tasks.
+
+In embedded systems, it is desirable to manage group of applications
+for power saving. E.g. tasks that are not in the foreground may be
+frozen unfrozen periodically to save power without affecting user
+experience. In this case, user/management software can attach tasks
+into freezer cgroup then specify duty ratio and period that the
+managed tasks are allowed to run.
+
+Usage example:
+Assuming freezer cgroup is already mounted, application being managed
+are included the "tasks" file node of the given freezer cgroup.
+To make the tasks frozen at 90% of the time every 5 seconds, do:
+
+[root@localhost ]# echo 90 > freezer.duty_ratio_pct
+[root@localhost ]# echo 5000 > freezer.period_ms
+
+After that, the application in this freezer cgroup will only be
+allowed to run at the following pattern.
+ __ __ __
+ | |<-- 90% frozen -->| | | |
+____| |__________________| |__________________| |_____
+
+ |<---- 5 seconds ---->|
diff --git a/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c b/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c
index e7bebb7..5808f28 100644
--- a/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c
+++ b/kernel/cgroup_freezer.c
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@
#include <linux/uaccess.h>
#include <linux/freezer.h>
#include <linux/seq_file.h>
+#include <linux/kthread.h>

enum freezer_state {
CGROUP_THAWED = 0,
@@ -28,12 +29,28 @@ enum freezer_state {
CGROUP_FROZEN,
};

+enum duty_ratio_params {
+ FREEZER_DUTY_RATIO = 0,
+ FREEZER_PERIOD,
+};
+
+struct freezer_duty {
+ u32 ratio; /* percentage of time frozen */
+ u32 period_pct_ms; /* one percent of the period in miliseconds */
+};
+
struct freezer {
struct cgroup_subsys_state css;
enum freezer_state state;
+ struct freezer_duty duty;
+ struct task_struct *fkh;
spinlock_t lock; /* protects _writes_ to state */
};

+static struct task_struct *freezer_task;
+static int try_to_freeze_cgroup(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct freezer *freezer);
+static void unfreeze_cgroup(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct freezer *freezer);
+
static inline struct freezer *cgroup_freezer(
struct cgroup *cgroup)
{
@@ -63,6 +80,31 @@ int cgroup_freezing_or_frozen(struct task_struct *task)
return result;
}

+static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(freezer_wait);
+
+static int freezer_kh(void *data)
+{
+ struct cgroup *cgroup = (struct cgroup *)data;
+ struct freezer *freezer = cgroup_freezer(cgroup);
+
+ do {
+ if (freezer->duty.ratio < 100 && freezer->duty.ratio > 0 &&
+ freezer->duty.period_pct_ms) {
+ if (try_to_freeze_cgroup(cgroup, freezer))
+ pr_info("cannot freeze\n");
+ msleep(freezer->duty.period_pct_ms *
+ freezer->duty.ratio);
+ unfreeze_cgroup(cgroup, freezer);
+ msleep(freezer->duty.period_pct_ms *
+ (100 - freezer->duty.ratio));
+ } else {
+ sleep_on(&freezer_wait);
+ pr_debug("freezer thread wake up\n");
+ }
+ } while (!kthread_should_stop());
+ return 0;
+}
+
/*
* cgroups_write_string() limits the size of freezer state strings to
* CGROUP_LOCAL_BUFFER_SIZE
@@ -150,7 +192,12 @@ static struct cgroup_subsys_state *freezer_create(struct cgroup_subsys *ss,
static void freezer_destroy(struct cgroup_subsys *ss,
struct cgroup *cgroup)
{
- kfree(cgroup_freezer(cgroup));
+ struct freezer *freezer;
+
+ freezer = cgroup_freezer(cgroup);
+ if (freezer->fkh)
+ kthread_stop(freezer->fkh);
+ kfree(freezer);
}

/*
@@ -282,6 +329,16 @@ static int freezer_read(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct cftype *cft,
return 0;
}

+static u64 freezer_read_duty_ratio(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct cftype *cft)
+{
+ return cgroup_freezer(cgroup)->duty.ratio;
+}
+
+static u64 freezer_read_period(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct cftype *cft)
+{
+ return cgroup_freezer(cgroup)->duty.period_pct_ms * 100;
+}
+
static int try_to_freeze_cgroup(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct freezer *freezer)
{
struct cgroup_iter it;
@@ -368,12 +425,85 @@ static int freezer_write(struct cgroup *cgroup,
return retval;
}

+#define FREEZER_KH_PREFIX "freezer_"
+static int freezer_write_param(struct cgroup *cgroup, struct cftype *cft,
+ u64 val)
+{
+ struct freezer *freezer;
+ char thread_name[32];
+ int ret = 0;
+
+ freezer = cgroup_freezer(cgroup);
+
+ if (!cgroup_lock_live_group(cgroup))
+ return -ENODEV;
+
+ switch (cft->private) {
+ case FREEZER_DUTY_RATIO:
+ if (val >= 100 || val < 0) {
+ ret = -EINVAL;
+ goto exit;
+ }
+ freezer->duty.ratio = val;
+ break;
+ case FREEZER_PERIOD:
+ if (val)
+ do_div(val, 100);
+ freezer->duty.period_pct_ms = val;
+ break;
+ default:
+ BUG();
+ }
+
+ /* start/stop management kthread as needed, the rule is that
+ * if both duty ratio and period values are zero, then no management
+ * kthread is created. when both are non-zero, we create a kthread
+ * for the cgroup. When user set zero to duty ratio and period again
+ * the kthread is stopped.
+ */
+ if (freezer->duty.ratio && freezer->duty.period_pct_ms) {
+ if (!freezer->fkh) {
+ snprintf(thread_name, 32, "%s%s", FREEZER_KH_PREFIX,
+ cgroup->dentry->d_name.name);
+ freezer->fkh = kthread_run(freezer_kh, (void *)cgroup,
+ thread_name);
+ if (IS_ERR(freezer_task)) {
+ pr_err("create %s failed\n", thread_name);
+ ret = PTR_ERR(freezer_task);
+ goto exit;
+ }
+ } else
+ wake_up(&freezer_wait);
+ } else if ((!freezer->duty.ratio || !freezer->duty.period_pct_ms) &&
+ freezer->fkh) {
+ kthread_stop(freezer->fkh);
+ freezer->fkh = NULL;
+ }
+
+exit:
+ cgroup_unlock();
+ return ret;
+}
+
static struct cftype files[] = {
{
.name = "state",
.read_seq_string = freezer_read,
.write_string = freezer_write,
},
+ {
+ .name = "duty_ratio_pct",
+ .private = FREEZER_DUTY_RATIO,
+ .read_u64 = freezer_read_duty_ratio,
+ .write_u64 = freezer_write_param,
+ },
+ {
+ .name = "period_ms",
+ .private = FREEZER_PERIOD,
+ .read_u64 = freezer_read_period,
+ .write_u64 = freezer_write_param,
+ },
+
};

static int freezer_populate(struct cgroup_subsys *ss, struct cgroup *cgroup)
--
1.7.0.4

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