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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC RESEND v2 0/2] Prevent cpufreq update for only task on rq that sleeps
Hi Steve,

On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Steve Muckle <smuckle@google.com> wrote:
> On 09/07/2017 09:14 AM, Joel Fernandes wrote:
>>
>> I'm planning to rebase this series on Linus's master and post it
>> again, but just checking any thoughts about it?
>>
>> Just to add more context, the reason for not updating the frequency:
>>
>> - When a last dequeue of a sleeping task happens, it is sufficient to
>> update utilization without updating the frequency because if other
>> CPUs are busy then their updates will consider the utilization of the
>> idle CPU in the shared policy unless sufficient time has passed.
>>
>> - If the last dequeue of a sleeping task happens while all other CPUs
>> in the cluster are idle, then the cluster will likely enter
>> cluster-idle soon.
>
>
> To clarify - when you say "last dequeue of a sleeping task happens" above,
> you're referring to the dequeue of the last task running on the CPU,
> correct? I.e. the CPU is about to go idle?

Yes that's right, sorry for my poor choice of words. I am referring to
dequeue of a task that is DEQUEUE_SLEEP and is the only task on the
RQ.

> It's been a while since I've looked at this area so would like to hold off
> for a rebased version to review in further detail. But I think the concept
> is valid.

Sure and thanks for making time for the review!

-Joel

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