Hung Task Timeout
manishrma at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 07:35:36 EDT 2012
Thanks Philipp for the explanation and the link.
But i Still have the same question:-
*Do scheduler schedule the tasks with TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE state **? *
As i know TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE & TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE both are not in the
and so both type of tasks should not being scheduled by the scheduler.
If YES, then why it is needed to schedule task in TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE state ?
What is the significance of the task->switch_count in the scheduler ?
surely it got updated for the TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE task.
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Philipp Ittershagen <
p.ittershagen at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 6:26 AM, mani <manishrma at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So is that means that TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE will not get schedule by the
> > scheduler ?
> > Can anyone give the detail information what's going on in backyard ?
> An explanation of the different states is given in :
> A process can sleep in two different modes, interruptible and
> uninterruptible. In an interruptible sleep, the process could be woken
> up for processing of signals. In an uninterruptible sleep, the process
> could not be woken up other than by issuing an explicit wake_up.
> Interruptible sleep is the preferred way of sleeping, unless there is
> a situation in which signals cannot be handled at all, such as device
> So, unless you absolutely cannot handle singals, you should use
> TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE and check for signals using signal_pending() (many
> code examples use this in the ldd3 book).
> TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE consequently means that your thread is not
> scheduled unless you explicitly wake up the thread.
> : http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8144?page=0,0
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