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Check for preemption after lowering a thread's priority

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Check for preemption after lowering a thread's priority

When a high-priority thread is waiting for a mutex held by a
low-priority thread, it temporarily lends its priority to the
low-priority thread to prevent priority inversion. When the mutex
is released, the lent priority is revoked and the low-priority
thread goes back to its original priority.

When the priority of that thread is lowered (through a call to
sched_priority()), the schedule was not checking whether
there is now a high-priority thread in the run queue. This can
cause threads with real-time priority to be starved in the run
queue while the low-priority thread finishes its quantum.

Fix this by explicitly checking whether preemption is necessary
when a thread's priority is lowered.

Sponsored by: Dell EMC Isilon
Obtained from: Sandvine Inc
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D9518
Reviewed by: Jeff Roberson (ule)
MFC after: 1 month

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Committed
rstoneFeb 16 2017, 7:41 PM
Differential Revision
D9518: Check for preemption after lowering a thread's priority
Parents
rS313813: MFV 313786
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