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SubjectRe: cgroup, RT cpu balance question
On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 10:56:04AM +0000, Rolando Martins wrote:
> Hi,
> I have one question regarding RT cpu balance using cgroup.
> cgroup
> echo 1 > cpuset.sched_load_balance
>
> cgroup/2
> echo 0 > cpuset.mems
> echo 0-2 > cpuset.cpus
> echo 450000 > cpu.rt_runtime_us
>
> cgroup/3
> echo 0 > cpuset.mems
> echo 3 > cpuset.cpus
> echo 450000 > cpu.rt_runtime_us
>
>
> I have a small test that uses a loop to utilize 100% cpu (SCHED_FIFO).
> When I run 2 tests on cgroup/3, it only uses bandwidth from cpu 3
> (100%), the balancing isn't happening.
> As I use the SCHED_FIFO, the 2 processes run sequentially.
>
> Is this the expected behavior? Shouldn't the domains balance the spare
> cpu bandwidth?
>

Yes, this is expected behavior. The cpuset has limited the task's allowed
CPUs to CPU 3. With that, it will use the bandwidth only from CPU 3. As
you noted, since the process are SCHED_FIFO, they will run sequentially.

--
regards,
Dhaval


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