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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] sched: START_NICE feature (temporarily niced forks) (v3)
* Peter Zijlstra (peterz@infradead.org) wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 16:25 -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
>
>
> > Index: linux-2.6-lttng.git/include/linux/sched.h
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6-lttng.git.orig/include/linux/sched.h
> > +++ linux-2.6-lttng.git/include/linux/sched.h
> > @@ -1132,6 +1132,8 @@ struct sched_entity {
> > u64 prev_sum_exec_runtime;
> >
> > u64 nr_migrations;
> > + u64 fork_nice_timeout;
> > + unsigned int fork_nice_penality;
> >
> > #ifdef CONFIG_SCHEDSTATS
> > struct sched_statistics statistics;
> > Index: linux-2.6-lttng.git/kernel/sched.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6-lttng.git.orig/kernel/sched.c
> > +++ linux-2.6-lttng.git/kernel/sched.c
> > @@ -2421,6 +2421,8 @@ static void __sched_fork(struct task_str
> > p->se.sum_exec_runtime = 0;
> > p->se.prev_sum_exec_runtime = 0;
> > p->se.nr_migrations = 0;
> > + p->se.fork_nice_timeout = 0;
> > + p->se.fork_nice_penality = 0;
> >
> > #ifdef CONFIG_SCHEDSTATS
> > memset(&p->se.statistics, 0, sizeof(p->se.statistics));
> > Index: linux-2.6-lttng.git/kernel/sched_fair.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6-lttng.git.orig/kernel/sched_fair.c
> > +++ linux-2.6-lttng.git/kernel/sched_fair.c
> > @@ -433,6 +433,14 @@ calc_delta_fair(unsigned long delta, str
> > if (unlikely(se->load.weight != NICE_0_LOAD))
> > delta = calc_delta_mine(delta, NICE_0_LOAD, &se->load);
> >
> > + if (se->fork_nice_penality) {
> > + delta <<= se->fork_nice_penality;
> > + if ((s64)(se->sum_exec_runtime - se->fork_nice_timeout) > 0) {
> > + se->fork_nice_penality = 0;
> > + se->fork_nice_timeout = 0;
> > + }
> > + }
> > +
> > return delta;
> > }
>
> Something like this ought to live at every place where you use se->load,
> including sched_slice(), possibly wakeup_gran(), although that's more
> heuristic, so you could possibly leave it out there.

Agreed for wakeup_gran(). I'll just remove the duplicate "if
(unlikely(se->load.weight != NICE_0_LOAD))" check.

For sched_slice(), I don't know. sched_vslice() is used to take nice level into
account when placing new tasks. sched_slice() takes only the weight into
account, not the nice level. So given that I want to mimic the nice level
impact, I'm not sure we have to take this into account at the sched_slice level.

Also, I wonder if leaving it out of account_entity_enqueue/dequeue() calls to
add_cfs_task_weight() and inc/dec_cpu_load is OK ? Because it can be a pain to
reequilibrate the cpu and task weights when the timeout occurs. The temporary
effect of this nice-on-fork is to make the tasks a little lighter, so the weight
is not accurate. But I wonder if we really care that much about it.

>
> > @@ -832,6 +840,11 @@ dequeue_entity(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq, st
> > */
> > if (!(flags & DEQUEUE_SLEEP))
> > se->vruntime -= cfs_rq->min_vruntime;
> > +
> > + if (se->fork_nice_penality) {
> > + se->fork_nice_penality = 0;
> > + se->fork_nice_timeout = 0;
> > + }
> > }
> >
> > /*
>
> So you want to reset this penalty on each de-schedule, not only sleep
> (but also preemptions)?

only sleeps. So I should put this within a

if (flags & DEQUEUE_SLEEP) {
...
}
I suppose ?

>
> > @@ -3544,8 +3557,27 @@ static void task_fork_fair(struct task_s
> >
> > update_curr(cfs_rq);
> >
> > - if (curr)
> > + if (curr) {
> > se->vruntime = curr->vruntime;
> > + if (sched_feat(START_NICE)) {
> > + if (curr->fork_nice_penality &&
> > + (s64)(curr->sum_exec_runtime
> > + - curr->fork_nice_timeout) > 0) {
> > + curr->fork_nice_penality = 0;
> > + curr->fork_nice_timeout = 0;
> > + }
> > +
> > + if (!curr->fork_nice_timeout)
> > + curr->fork_nice_timeout =
> > + curr->sum_exec_runtime;
> > + curr->fork_nice_timeout += sched_slice(cfs_rq, curr);
> > + curr->fork_nice_penality = min_t(unsigned int,
> > + curr->fork_nice_penality + 1, 8);
> > + se->fork_nice_timeout = curr->fork_nice_timeout
> > + - curr->sum_exec_runtime;
> > + se->fork_nice_penality = curr->fork_nice_penality;
> > + }
> > + }
> > place_entity(cfs_rq, se, 1);
> >
> > if (sysctl_sched_child_runs_first && curr && entity_before(curr, se)) {
>
> If you stick than in a separate function you can loose 2 indent levels,
> which would help with readability.

Excellent point, will do! That will let me add more comments into the function
too.

Thanks a lot!

Mathieu


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Mathieu Desnoyers
Operating System Efficiency R&D Consultant
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com


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