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SubjectRe: [patch] sched: fix broken smt/mc optimizations with CFS
On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 02:13:41PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> > [...] So how about the patch below instead?
>
> the right patch attached.
>
> -------------------------------->
> Subject: sched: fix broken SMT/MC optimizations
> From: "Siddha, Suresh B" <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
>
> On a four package system with HT - HT load balancing optimizations were
> broken. For example, if two tasks end up running on two logical threads
> of one of the packages, scheduler is not able to pull one of the tasks
> to a completely idle package.
>
> In this scenario, for nice-0 tasks, imbalance calculated by scheduler
> will be 512 and find_busiest_queue() will return 0 (as each cpu's load
> is 1024 > imbalance and has only one task running).
>
> Similarly MC scheduler optimizations also get fixed with this patch.
>
> [ mingo@elte.hu: restored fair balancing by increasing the fuzz and
> adding it back to the power decision, without the /2
> factor. ]
>
> Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> ---
>
> include/linux/sched.h | 2 +-
> kernel/sched.c | 2 +-
> 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> Index: linux/include/linux/sched.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/include/linux/sched.h
> +++ linux/include/linux/sched.h
> @@ -681,7 +681,7 @@ enum cpu_idle_type {
> #define SCHED_LOAD_SHIFT 10
> #define SCHED_LOAD_SCALE (1L << SCHED_LOAD_SHIFT)
>
> -#define SCHED_LOAD_SCALE_FUZZ (SCHED_LOAD_SCALE >> 1)
> +#define SCHED_LOAD_SCALE_FUZZ SCHED_LOAD_SCALE
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> #define SD_LOAD_BALANCE 1 /* Do load balancing on this domain. */
> Index: linux/kernel/sched.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/kernel/sched.c
> +++ linux/kernel/sched.c
> @@ -2517,7 +2517,7 @@ group_next:
> * a think about bumping its value to force at least one task to be
> * moved
> */
> - if (*imbalance + SCHED_LOAD_SCALE_FUZZ < busiest_load_per_task/2) {
> + if (*imbalance + SCHED_LOAD_SCALE_FUZZ < busiest_load_per_task) {

Ingo, this is still broken. This condition is always false for nice-0 tasks..

thanks,
suresh
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