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SubjectRE: [RFC/RFT][PATCH v2 0/6] sched/cpuidle: Idle loop rework
On 2018.03.06 12:57 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:


> And the two paragraphs below still apply:

>> I have tested these patches on a couple of machines, including the very laptop
>> I'm sending them from, without any obvious issues, but please give them a go
>> if you can, especially if you have an easy way to reproduce the problem they
>> are targeting. The patches are on top of 4.16-rc3 (if you need a git branch
>> with them for easier testing, please let me know).


I am still having some boot troubles with V2. However, and because my system
did eventually boot, seemingly O.K., I didn't re-boot a bunch of times for
further testing.

I ran my 100% load on one CPU test, which is for idle state 0 issues, on
my otherwise extremely idle test server. I never did have very good ways
to test issues with the other idle states (Thomas Ilsche's specialty).

During the test I got some messages (I also got some with the V1 patch set):

[16246.655148] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60005 jiffies! g10557 c10556
f0x0 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x0 ->cpu=5
[19556.565007] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60003 jiffies! g12126 c12125
f0x2 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x0 ->cpu=5
[20223.066251] clocksource: timekeeping watchdog on CPU4: Marking clocksource
'tsc' as unstable because the skew is too large:
[20223.066260] clocksource: 'hpet' wd_now: 6b02e6a0
wd_last: c70685ef mask: ffffffff
[20223.066262] clocksource: 'tsc' cs_now: 3ed0d6f109f5
cs_last: 3e383b5c058d mask: ffffffffffffffff
[20223.066264] tsc: Marking TSC unstable due to clocksource watchdog
[26720.509156] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60003 jiffies! g16640
c16639 f0x2 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x0 ->cpu=5
[29058.215330] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60004 jiffies! g17522
c17521 f0x0 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x402 ->cpu=4

The other observation is sometimes the number of irqs (turbostat) jumps
a lot. This did not occur with the V1 patch set. An increase in irqs is
expected, but I don't think that much.
Note: I am unable to show a correlation between the above log entries
and the jumps in irqs.

Test results (some previous restated):
Observe 24.44 average processor package watts. 100% load on CPU 7.
Test Duration 10 hours and 9 minutes. Peak power 26.88 Watts
Reference: K4.16-rc3 + rjw V1 patchset: 24.77 Watts. Peak power 32.8 watts
Reference: K4.16-rc3: 26.41 Watts (short test, 3.53 hours)
Reference: K4.15-rc1: 27.34 Watts
Reference: K4.15-rc1, idle states 0-3 disabled: 23.92 Watts
Reference: K4.16-rc3 + rjw v1 patch set, idle states 0-3 disabled: ~23.65 Watts

References (Graphs):

... Doug

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