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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] scheduler: Dynamic sched_domains
On Wednesday, October 6, 2004 7:13 pm, Nick Piggin wrote:
> Hmm, what was my word for them... yeah, disjoint. We can do that now,
> see isolcpus= for a subset of the functionality you want (doing larger
> exclusive sets would probably just require we run the setup code once
> for each exclusive set we want to build).

Yeah, and unfortunately since I added the code for overlapping domains w/o
adding a top level domain at the same time, we have disjoint domains by
default on large systems.

> Also, how will you do overlapping domains that SGI want to do (see
> arch/ia64/kernel/domain.c in -mm kernels)?
> node2 wants to balance between node0, node1, itself, node3, node4.
> node4 wants to balance between node2, node3, itself, node5, node6.
> etc.
> I think your lists will get tangled, no?

Yeah, but overlapping domains aren't a requirement. In fact, making the
scheduling domains dynamically configurable is probably a *much* better
route, since I doubt that some default overlap setup will be optimal for many
workloads (that doesn't mean we shouldn't have good defaults though). Being
able to configure the rebalance and tick rates of the various domains would
also be a good thing (the defaults could be keyed off of the number of CPUs
and/or nodes in the domain).

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