How task_struct.rt.time_slice is initialized?

Simon Guo wei.guo.simon at
Sat Jun 6 06:53:22 EDT 2015

Dear alias,

I noticed there is a time_slice variable for SCHED_RR policy in
task_struct.rt member (I am using 4.1.0 kernel):
        struct sched_rt_entity {
                unsigned int time_slice;

Per my understanding, the task_struct.rt.time_slice should be
initialized to sched_rr_timeslice or RR_TIMESLICE . Like what process 0 has done:
#define INIT_TASK(tsk)  \
                .rt             = { \
                                .run_list       = LIST_HEAD_INIT(tsk.rt.run_list), \
                                .time_slice     = RR_TIMESLICE, \

However I didn't see somewhere in copy_process() to set time_slice
value for a new forked SCHED_RR process.

If time_slice is not initialized, time_slice will be with value 0 and
will be overflow to a big value in following "if (--p->rt.time_slice)" statement:
static void task_tick_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p, int queued)
	 * RR tasks need a special form of timeslice management.
	 * FIFO tasks have no timeslices.
	if (p->policy != SCHED_RR)

	if (--p->rt.time_slice)                          

	p->rt.time_slice = sched_rr_timeslice;

Is it a bug? Please correct me if I am wrong.


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