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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 5/7] sched: nominate preferred wakeup cpu
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On Mon, 2008-09-08 at 18:51 +0530, Vaidyanathan Srinivasan wrote:
> When the system utilisation is low and more cpus are idle,
> then the process waking up from sleep should prefer to
> wakeup an idle cpu from semi-idle cpu package (multi core
> package) rather than a completely idle cpu package which
> would waste power.
>
> Use the sched_mc balance logic in find_busiest_group() to
> nominate a preferred wakeup cpu.
>
> This info can be sored in appropriate sched_domain, but
> updating this info in all copies of sched_domain is not
> practical. For now lets try with a global variable.
>
> Signed-off-by: Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>
> kernel/sched.c | 10 ++++++++++
> 1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
> index 569fc8d..4ae79f5 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched.c
> @@ -3380,6 +3380,9 @@ out_balanced:
>
> if (this == group_leader && group_leader != group_min) {
> *imbalance = min_load_per_task;
> + if (sched_mc_power_savings >= POWERSAVINGS_BALANCE_WAKEUP)
> + sched_mc_preferred_wakeup_cpu =
> + first_cpu(group_leader->cpumask);
> return group_min;
> }
> #endif
> @@ -6911,6 +6914,13 @@ static void sched_domain_node_span(int node, cpumask_t *span)
> int sched_smt_power_savings = 0, sched_mc_power_savings = 0;
>
> /*
> + * Preferred wake up cpu nominated by sched_mc balance that will be used when
> + * most cpus are idle in the system indicating overall very low system
> + * utilisation. Triggered at POWERSAVINGS_BALANCE_WAKEUP (2).
> + */
> +unsigned int sched_mc_preferred_wakeup_cpu;

This cannot be a global variable, what happens when we have two disjoint
load-balance domains?

> +/*
> * SMT sched-domains:
> */
> #ifdef CONFIG_SCHED_SMT
>



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