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SubjectRe: [RFC 3/4] sched: fix computed capacity for HMP
On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 02:22:28PM +0100, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> The current sg_capacity solves the ghost cores issue for SMT system and
> cluster made of big cores which have a cpu_power above SCHED_POWER_SCALE at
> core level. But it still removes some real cores of a cluster made of LITTLE
> cores which have a cpu_power below SCHED_POWER_SCALE.
>
> Instead of using the power_orig to detect SMT system and compute a smt factor
> that will be used to calculate the real number of cores, we set a core_fct
> field when building the sched_domain topology. We can detect SMT system thanks
> to SD_SHARE_CPUPOWER flag and set core_fct to know how many CPUs per core we
> have. The core_fct will ensure that sg_capacity will return cores capacity of
> a SMT system and will not remove any real core of LITTLE cluster.
>
> This method also fixes a use case where the capacity of a SMT system was
> overrated.
> Let take the example of a system made of 8 cores HT system:
> At CPU level, sg_capacity is cap to a maximum capacity of 8 whereas
> DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST(power, SCHED_POWER_SCALE) returns 9.
> ((589*16) / 1024) = 9.3
> Now if 2 CPUs (1 core) are fully loaded by rt tasks, sg_capacity still returns
> a capacity of 8 whereas it should return a capacity of 7. This happen because
> DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST(power, SCHED_POWER_SCALE) is still above 7.5:
> ((589*14) / 1024) = 8.05
>
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
> ---
> kernel/sched/core.c | 7 +++++++
> kernel/sched/fair.c | 6 ++----
> kernel/sched/sched.h | 2 +-
> 3 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> index f9d9776..5b20b27 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> @@ -5844,6 +5844,13 @@ static void init_sched_groups_power(int cpu, struct sched_domain *sd)
>
> WARN_ON(!sg);
>
> + if (!sd->child)
> + sg->core_fct = 1;
> + else if (sd->child->flags & SD_SHARE_CPUPOWER)
> + sg->core_fct = cpumask_weight(sched_group_cpus(sg));
> + else
> + sg->core_fct = sd->child->groups->core_fct;
> +
> do {
> sg->group_weight = cpumask_weight(sched_group_cpus(sg));
> sg = sg->next;
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> index ed42061..7387c05 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> @@ -5773,12 +5773,10 @@ static inline int sg_capacity(struct lb_env *env, struct sched_group *group)
> power = group->sgp->power;
> power_orig = group->sgp->power_orig;
> cpus = group->group_weight;
> + smt = group->core_fct;
>
> - /* smt := ceil(cpus / power), assumes: 1 < smt_power < 2 */
> - smt = DIV_ROUND_UP(SCHED_POWER_SCALE * cpus, power_orig);
> - capacity = cpus / smt; /* cores */
> + capacity = DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST(power * cpus, power_orig * smt);
>
> - capacity = min_t(unsigned, capacity, DIV_ROUND_CLOSEST(power, SCHED_POWER_SCALE));
> if (!capacity)
> capacity = fix_small_capacity(env->sd, group);
>

So this patch only cures a little problem; the much bigger problem is
that capacity as exists is completely wrong.

We really should be using utilization here. Until a CPU is fully
utilized we shouldn't be moving tasks around (unless packing, but where
not there yet, and in that case you want to stop, where this starts,
namely full utilization).

So while I appreciate what you're trying to 'fix' here, its really just
trying to dress a monkey.


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