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SubjectRe: RT sched: cpupri_vec lock contention with def_root_domain and no load balance
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 12:17:38PM -0800, Max Krasnyansky wrote:
> Dimitri Sivanich wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 11:49:36AM -0800, Max Krasnyansky wrote:
> >> I think the idea is that we want to make balancer a noop on those processors.
> >
> > Ultimately, making the balancer a noop on processors with load balancing turned off would be the best solution.
> Yes. I forgot to point out that if we do change cpusets to generate sched
> domain per cpu we want to make sure that balancer is still a noop just like it
> is today with the null sched domain.

Sorry, I meant root_domain per cpu, not sched domain. Having NULL sched domains for these cpus is fine.

> >> We could change cpusets code to create a root sched domain for each cpu I
> >> guess. But can we maybe scale cpupri some other way ?
> >
> > It doesn't make sense to me that they'd have a root domain attached that spans more of the the system than that cpu.
> I think 'root' in this case is a bit of a misnomer. What I meant is that each
> non-balanced cpu would be in a separate sched domain.

I think a NULL sched domain, as it is now, is fine.

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