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SubjectRe: [PATCH v10 7/7] sched: Clean up load average references
On 15/07/15 01:04, Yuyang Du wrote:
> For cfs_rq, we have load.weight, runnable_load_avg, and load_avg. We
> now start to clean up how they are used.
>
> First, as group sched_entity already largely uses load_avg, we now expand
> to use load_avg in all cases.

You're talking about group se's or cfs_rq owned by the group se's
(se->my_q) here or both?

Just asking because both data structures (cfs_rq and se) have a 'struct
load_weight load' as well as 'struct sched_avg avg' member.

Second, for CPU-wide load balancing, we
> choose to use runnable_load_avg in all cases, which is the same as before
> this series.

With your patch-set there will be still the difference of
'cfs_rq->utilization_load_avg' and your 'cfs_rq->avg.util_avg' in the
sense that the former one does not contain the contribution of blocked se's.

The EAS patch-set adds blocked utilization contribution:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/7/7/915

The cfs_rq utilization is also used by the load-balancer code via
get_cpu_usage() so the blocked utilization contribution to
'cfs_rq->avg.util_avg' can change load-balancing as well.

Since it is not as heavily used as the cfs_rq->runnable_load_avg we
might not need to reintroduce cfs_rq->utilization_load_avg but at least
mention this here.

-- Dietmar

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