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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 5/5] sched: ARM: create a dedicated scheduler topology table
On 24 April 2014 14:48, Dietmar Eggemann <> wrote:
> On 24/04/14 08:30, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>> On 23 April 2014 17:26, Dietmar Eggemann <> wrote:
>>> On 23/04/14 15:46, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>>>> On 23 April 2014 13:46, Dietmar Eggemann <> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
> [...]
>> More than the flag that is used for the example, it's about the
>> cpumask which are inconsistent across CPUs for the same level and the
>> build_sched_domain sequence rely on this consistency to build
>> sched_group
> Now I'm lost here. I thought so far that by specifying different cpu
> masks per CPU in an sd level, we get the sd level folding functionality
> in sd degenerate?
> We discussed this here for an example on TC2 for the GMC level:
> Back than I had
> CPU0: cpu_corepower_mask=0-1
> CPU2: cpu_corepower_mask=2
> so for GMC level the cpumasks are inconsistent across CPUs and it worked.

The example above is consistent because CPU2 mask and CPU0 mask are
fully exclusive

CPU0: cpu_corepower_mask=0-1
CPU2: cpu_corepower_mask=2
are consistent

CPU0: cpu_corepower_mask=0-2
CPU2: cpu_corepower_mask=0-2
are also consistent


CPU0: cpu_corepower_mask=0-1
CPU2: cpu_corepower_mask=0-2
are not consistent

and your example uses the last configuration

To be more precise, the rule above applies on default SDT definition
but the flag SD_OVERLAP enables such kind of overlap between group.
Have you tried it ?


> The header of '[PATCH v4 1/5] sched: rework of sched_domain topology
> definition' mentions only the requirement "Then, each level must be a
> subset on the next one" and this one I haven't broken w/ my
> GMC/MC/GDIE/DIE set-up.
> Do I miss something else here?
>>> Essentially what I want to do is bind an SD_SHARE_*FOO* flag to the GDIE
>>> related sd's of CPU2/3/4 and not to the DIE related sd's of CPU0/1.
>>> I thought so far that I can achieve that by getting rid of GDIE sd level
>>> for CPU0/1 simply by choosing the cpu_foo_mask() function in such a way
>>> that it returns the same cpu mask as its child sd level (MC) and of DIE
>>> sd level for CPU2/3/4 because it returns the same cpu mask as its child
>>> sd level (GDIE) related cpu mask function. This will let sd degenerate
>>> do it's job of folding sd levels which it does. The only problem I have
>>> is that the groups are not created correctly any more.
>>> I don't see right now how the flag SD_SHARE_FOO affects the code in
>>> get_group()/build_sched_groups().
>>> Think of SD_SHARE_FOO of something I would like to have for all sd's of
>>> CPU's of cluster 1 (CPU2/3/4) and not on cluster 0 (CPU0/1) in the sd
>>> level where each CPU sees two groups (group0 containing CPU0/1 and
>>> group1 containing CPU2/3/4 or vice versa) (GDIE/DIE) .
>> I'm not sure that's it's feasible because it's not possible from a
>> topology pov to have different flags if the span include all cpus.
>> Could you give us more details about what you want to achieve with
>> this flag ?
> IMHO, the flag is not important for this discussion. OTHA, information
> like you can't use sd degenerate functionality to fold adjacent sd
> levels (GFOO/FOO) on sd level which span all CPUs would be. I want to
> make sure we understand what are the limitations to use folding of
> adjacent sd levels based on per-cpu differences in the return value of
> cpu_mask functions.
> -- Dietmar
> [...]

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