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Subject[RFC] sched: nohz_idle_balance
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On tickless system, one CPU runs load balance for all idle CPUs.
The cpu_load of this CPU is updated before starting the load balance
of each other idle CPUs. We should instead update the cpu_load of the balance_cpu.

Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
---
kernel/sched/fair.c | 11 ++++++-----
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 1ca4fe4..9ae3a5b 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -4794,14 +4794,15 @@ static void nohz_idle_balance(int this_cpu, enum cpu_idle_type idle)
if (need_resched())
break;

- raw_spin_lock_irq(&this_rq->lock);
- update_rq_clock(this_rq);
- update_idle_cpu_load(this_rq);
- raw_spin_unlock_irq(&this_rq->lock);
+ rq = cpu_rq(balance_cpu);
+
+ raw_spin_lock_irq(&rq->lock);
+ update_rq_clock(rq);
+ update_idle_cpu_load(rq);
+ raw_spin_unlock_irq(&rq->lock);

rebalance_domains(balance_cpu, CPU_IDLE);

- rq = cpu_rq(balance_cpu);
if (time_after(this_rq->next_balance, rq->next_balance))
this_rq->next_balance = rq->next_balance;
}
--
1.7.9.5


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