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SubjectRe: [PATCH 03/11] sched: Extend scheduler's asym packing
On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 01:45:22PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 12:22:52PM +0100, Morten Rasmussen wrote:
> > I haven't reviewed the entire patch set in detail, but why can't the cpu
> > priority list be handed to the scheduler instead of moving scheduling
> > decisions out of the scheduler?
> It basically does that. All that we allow here is the architecture to
> override the default order of what is considered priority.
> The default (as per Power7) is naked cpu number, with lower cpu numbers
> having higher priority to higher numbers.
> This patch set allows the architecture to provide a less_than operator
> (and through that a custom order).

But why not just pass the customized list into the scheduler? Seems

A custom less_than operator opens up for potential exploitation that is
much more complicated than what is shown in this patch set. Paired up
with the utilization signals, which are now exposed outside the
scheduler through cpufreq, you can start making complex load-balancing
decisions outside the scheduler using the this new interface.

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