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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] Use next_balance instead of last_balance
Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006, Nick Piggin wrote:
>
>
>>Actually, it is wrong, so nack.
>>
>>You didn't take into account that balance_interval may have changed,
>>and so might the idle status.
>
>
> Hmmmm... We change the point at which we calculate the interval relative
> to load balancing. So move it after the load balance. This also avoids
> having to do the calculation if the sched_domain has not expired.

That still doesn't take into account if the CPU goes idle/busy during
the interval.

>
> Want a new rollup/testing cycle for all of this?
>
> Index: linux-2.6.19-rc3/kernel/sched.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.19-rc3.orig/kernel/sched.c 2006-10-26 11:31:04.000000000 -0500
> +++ linux-2.6.19-rc3/kernel/sched.c 2006-10-26 11:41:07.129561438 -0500
> @@ -2867,15 +2867,6 @@ static void rebalance_domains(unsigned l
> if (!(sd->flags & SD_LOAD_BALANCE))
> continue;
>
> - interval = sd->balance_interval;
> - if (idle != SCHED_IDLE)
> - interval *= sd->busy_factor;
> -
> - /* scale ms to jiffies */
> - interval = msecs_to_jiffies(interval);
> - if (unlikely(!interval))
> - interval = 1;
> -
> if (jiffies >= sd->next_balance) {
> if (load_balance(this_cpu, this_rq, sd, idle)) {
> /*
> @@ -2885,6 +2876,14 @@ static void rebalance_domains(unsigned l
> */
> idle = NOT_IDLE;
> }
> + interval = sd->balance_interval;
> + if (idle != SCHED_IDLE)
> + interval *= sd->busy_factor;
> +
> + /* scale ms to jiffies */
> + interval = msecs_to_jiffies(interval);
> + if (unlikely(!interval))
> + interval = 1;
> sd->next_balance += interval;
> }
> next_balance = min(next_balance, sd->next_balance);
>


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