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Subject[RFC PATCH 2 2/2] sched: Nominate a power-efficient ilb in select_nohz_balancer()
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The CPU that first goes idle becomes the idle-load-balancer and remains
that until either it picks up a task or till all the CPUs of the system
goes idle.

Optimize this further to allow it to relinquish it's post
once all it's siblings in the power-aware sched_domain go idle, thereby
allowing the whole package-core to go idle. While relinquising the post,
nominate another an idle-load balancer from a semi-idle core/package.

Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com>
---
kernel/sched.c | 18 +++++++++++++++++-
1 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
index d702be7..bbf367d 100644
--- a/kernel/sched.c
+++ b/kernel/sched.c
@@ -4402,8 +4402,24 @@ int select_nohz_load_balancer(int stop_tick)
/* make me the ilb owner */
if (atomic_cmpxchg(&nohz.load_balancer, -1, cpu) == -1)
return 1;
- } else if (atomic_read(&nohz.load_balancer) == cpu)
+ } else if (atomic_read(&nohz.load_balancer) == cpu) {
+ int new_ilb;
+
+ if (!(sched_smt_power_savings ||
+ sched_mc_power_savings))
+ return 1;
+ /*
+ * Check to see if there is a more power-efficient
+ * ilb.
+ */
+ new_ilb = find_new_ilb(cpu);
+ if (new_ilb < nr_cpu_ids && new_ilb != cpu) {
+ atomic_set(&nohz.load_balancer, -1);
+ resched_cpu(new_ilb);
+ return 0;
+ }
return 1;
+ }
} else {
if (!cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, nohz.cpu_mask))
return 0;


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