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SubjectRe: [Bug #14383] hackbench regression with kernel 2.6.32-rc1
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On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 13:40 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:

> Mike's patch 1b9508f6831e10 could improve netperf loopback testing.
> The latest upstream doesn't merge it yet.

The kinda ugly thing below gives me around a 4% boost for pinned tasks.
Looking around is expensive to fast movers, some cost can be avoided.

---
kernel/sched_fair.c | 40 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
1 file changed, 29 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

Index: linux-2.6/kernel/sched_fair.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/sched_fair.c
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/sched_fair.c
@@ -1396,26 +1396,36 @@ static int select_task_rq_fair(struct ta
{
struct sched_domain *tmp, *affine_sd = NULL, *sd = NULL;
int cpu = smp_processor_id();
- int prev_cpu = task_cpu(p);
- int new_cpu = cpu;
- int want_affine = 0;
- int want_sd = 1;
+ int new_cpu, prev_cpu = task_cpu(p);
+ int pinned, want_sd, want_affine = 0;
int sync = wake_flags & WF_SYNC;

- if (sd_flag & SD_BALANCE_WAKE) {
- if (sched_feat(AFFINE_WAKEUPS) &&
- cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, &p->cpus_allowed))
- want_affine = 1;
+ rcu_read_lock();
+ pinned = !(cpumask_weight(&p->cpus_allowed) > 1);
+ new_cpu = pinned ? prev_cpu : cpu;
+ want_sd = !pinned;
+
+#ifndef CONFIG_FAIR_GROUP_SCHED
+ /*
+ * If we don't need to balance shares, we can skip
+ * everything below, and save some time.
+ */
+ if (pinned)
+ goto out;
+#endif
+
+ if ((sd_flag & SD_BALANCE_WAKE) && sched_feat(AFFINE_WAKEUPS) &&
+ cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, &p->cpus_allowed)) {
+ want_affine = 1;
new_cpu = prev_cpu;
}

- rcu_read_lock();
for_each_domain(cpu, tmp) {
/*
* If power savings logic is enabled for a domain, see if we
* are not overloaded, if so, don't balance wider.
*/
- if (tmp->flags & (SD_POWERSAVINGS_BALANCE|SD_PREFER_LOCAL)) {
+ if (want_sd && tmp->flags & (SD_POWERSAVINGS_BALANCE|SD_PREFER_LOCAL)) {
unsigned long power = 0;
unsigned long nr_running = 0;
unsigned long capacity;
@@ -1454,7 +1464,7 @@ static int select_task_rq_fair(struct ta
* If there's an idle sibling in this domain, make that
* the wake_affine target instead of the current cpu.
*/
- if (tmp->flags & SD_PREFER_SIBLING)
+ if (!pinned && tmp->flags & SD_PREFER_SIBLING)
target = select_idle_sibling(p, tmp, target);

if (target >= 0) {
@@ -1476,6 +1486,7 @@ static int select_task_rq_fair(struct ta
sd = tmp;
}

+#ifdef CONFIG_FAIR_GROUP_SCHED
if (sched_feat(LB_SHARES_UPDATE)) {
/*
* Pick the largest domain to update shares over
@@ -1490,6 +1501,13 @@ static int select_task_rq_fair(struct ta
update_shares(tmp);
}

+ /*
+ * Balance shares, but don't waste time.
+ */
+ if (pinned)
+ goto out;
+#endif
+
if (affine_sd && wake_affine(affine_sd, p, sync)) {
new_cpu = cpu;
goto out;



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