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SubjectRE: [PATCH] sched: Enable arch-specific asym packing option in sched domain
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On Fri, 2012-05-04 at 16:18 -0700, Diwakar Tundlam wrote:
> Yes, this is for Nvidia's ARM Quad-core Tegra CPU. It is a single package, organized flatly.
> To save power, we want cores to be loaded up in order from cpu0, 1, etc.
> The ASYM_PACKING flag seems to do exactly what we need if set in the domain flag.

Diwakar, But ASYM_PACKING will lead to more task migrations and also it
relies on the periodic load balancing to correct it.

Perhaps we should expose this info more natively and prefer the lower
siblings during task wakeup etc. And perhaps be more aggressive in
moving the load to lower siblings etc.

Can you elaborate more about the power-saving scenario and what causes
the power-savings etc to better understand the problem.

thanks,
suresh






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