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SubjectRe: [patch 11/12] sched: remove ASYM_GRAN feature
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sched: remove ASYM_GRAN feature

This features has been enabled for quite a while, after testing showed that
easing preemption for light tasks was harmful to high priority threads.

Remove it.

Signed-off-by: Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
LKML-Reference: <new-submission>

---
kernel/sched_fair.c | 28 +++++++++++-----------------
kernel/sched_features.h | 6 ------
2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
Index: linux-2.6/kernel/sched_fair.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/sched_fair.c
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/sched_fair.c
@@ -1582,24 +1582,18 @@ wakeup_gran(struct sched_entity *curr, s
/*
* Since its curr running now, convert the gran from real-time
* to virtual-time in his units.
+ *
+ * By using 'se' instead of 'curr' we penalize light tasks, so
+ * they get preempted easier. That is, if 'se' < 'curr' then
+ * the resulting gran will be larger, therefore penalizing the
+ * lighter, if otoh 'se' > 'curr' then the resulting gran will
+ * be smaller, again penalizing the lighter task.
+ *
+ * This is especially important for buddies when the leftmost
+ * task is higher priority than the buddy.
*/
- if (sched_feat(ASYM_GRAN)) {
- /*
- * By using 'se' instead of 'curr' we penalize light tasks, so
- * they get preempted easier. That is, if 'se' < 'curr' then
- * the resulting gran will be larger, therefore penalizing the
- * lighter, if otoh 'se' > 'curr' then the resulting gran will
- * be smaller, again penalizing the lighter task.
- *
- * This is especially important for buddies when the leftmost
- * task is higher priority than the buddy.
- */
- if (unlikely(se->load.weight != NICE_0_LOAD))
- gran = calc_delta_fair(gran, se);
- } else {
- if (unlikely(curr->load.weight != NICE_0_LOAD))
- gran = calc_delta_fair(gran, curr);
- }
+ if (unlikely(se->load.weight != NICE_0_LOAD))
+ gran = calc_delta_fair(gran, se);

return gran;
}
Index: linux-2.6/kernel/sched_features.h
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/sched_features.h
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/sched_features.h
@@ -17,12 +17,6 @@ SCHED_FEAT(START_DEBIT, 1)
SCHED_FEAT(WAKEUP_PREEMPT, 1)

/*
- * When converting the wakeup granularity to virtual time, do it such
- * that heavier tasks preempting a lighter task have an edge.
- */
-SCHED_FEAT(ASYM_GRAN, 1)
-
-/*
* Use the SYNC wakeup hint, pipes and the likes use this to indicate
* the remote end is likely to consume the data we just wrote, and
* therefore has cache benefit from being placed on the same cpu, see



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