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SubjectRe: sched: ARM: arch_scale_freq_power
On Tue, 2011-10-11 at 10:51 +0200, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> I have several goals. The 1st one is that I need to put more load on
> some cpus when I have packages with different cpu frequency.

That should be rather easy.

> I also study if I can follow the real cpu frequency but it seems to be
> not so easy.

Why not?

> I have noticed that the cpu_power is updated periodical
> except when we have a lot of newly_idle events.

We can certainly fix that.

> Then, I have some use cases which have several running tasks but a low
> cpu load. In this case, the small tasks are spread on several cpu by
> the load_balance whereas they could be easily handled by one cpu
> without significant performance modification.

That shouldn't be done using cpu_power, we have sched_smt_power_savings
and sched_mc_power_savings for stuff like that.

Although I would really like to kill all those different
sched_*_power_savings knobs and reduce it to one.

> If the cpu_power is
> higher than 1024, the cpu is no more seen out of capacity by the
> load_balance as soon as a short process is running and teh main result
> is that the small tasks will stay on the same cpu. This configuration
> is mainly usefull for ARM dual core system when we want to power gate
> one cpu. I use cyclictest to simulate such use case.

Yeah, but that's wrong.

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