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SubjectRe: Future of NOHZ full/isolation development (was Re: [NOHZ] Remove scheduler_tick_max_deferment)
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On 11 November 2014 22:45, Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> wrote:

> Here is a summarized list:
>
> * Unbound workqueues affinity (to housekeeper)
> * Unbound timers affinity (to housekeeper)
> * 1 Hz residual scheduler tick offlining to housekeeper
> * Fix some scheduler accounting that don't even work with 1 Hz: cpu load
> accounting, rt_scale, load balancing, etc...
> * Lighten the syscall path and get rid of cputime accounting + RCU hooks
> for people who want isolation + fast syscalls and faults.
> * Work on non-affinable workqueues
> * Work on non-affinable timers
> * ...

+ spurious interrupts with NOHZ_FULL on all architectures which break isolation
but doesn't get caught with traces. Can be observed with this:

diff --git a/kernel/time/hrtimer.c b/kernel/time/hrtimer.c
index 481fa54..91d490d 100644
--- a/kernel/time/hrtimer.c
+++ b/kernel/time/hrtimer.c
@@ -1244,7 +1244,8 @@ void hrtimer_interrupt(struct clock_event_device *dev)
{
struct hrtimer_cpu_base *cpu_base = this_cpu_ptr(&hrtimer_bases);
ktime_t expires_next, now, entry_time, delta;
- int i, retries = 0;
+ int i, retries = 0, count = 0;
+ static int total_spurious;

BUG_ON(!cpu_base->hres_active);
cpu_base->nr_events++;
@@ -1304,10 +1305,14 @@ void hrtimer_interrupt(struct clock_event_device *dev)
break;
}

+ count++;
__run_hrtimer(timer, &basenow);
}
}

+ if (!count)
+ pr_err("____%s: Totalspurious: %d\n", __func__,
++total_spurious);
+
/*
* Store the new expiry value so the migration code can verify
* against it.

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