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SubjectRe: [Eas-dev] [PATCH V4 0/3] sched: cpufreq: Allow remote callbacks
On 26-07-17, 23:23, Joel Fernandes (Google) wrote:
> Ok, but the "heavy" in init_entity_runnable_average means for load,
> not the util_avg. The util_avg is what's used for frequency scaling
> IIUC and is set to 0 in that function no?

That's because the task isn't enqueued yet and so don't have any
utilization. The last line of that routine is a comment which says:

/* when this task enqueue'ed, it will contribute to its cfs_rq's load_avg */

But once the task is enqueued, this load_avg will get considered for
sure :)

> > The application was written by Steve (all credit goes to him) before
> > he left Linaro, but I did test it with ftrace. What I saw with ftrace
> > was that the freq isn't reevaluated for almost an entire tick many
> > times because we enqueued the task remotely. And that changes with
> > this series.
> >
> >> > The reason being that this patchset only targets a corner case, where
> >> > following are required to be true to improve performance and that
> >> > doesn't happen too often with these tests:
> >> >
> >> > - Task is migrated to another CPU.
> >> > - The task has maximum demand initially, and should take the CPU to
> >>
> >> Just to make the cover-letter more clear and also confirming with you
> >> I understand the above usecase, maybe in the future this can reworded
> >> from "initially" to "before the migration" and "take the CPU" to "take
> >> the target CPU of the migration" ?
> >
> > I can reword it a bit, but the test case wasn't really migrating
> > anything and was looking only at the initial loads.
> Ok, I wasn't talking about the synthetic test in the second part of my
> email above but about the explanation you gave about Galleryfling
> improvement (that the migration of a task with high utilization
> doesn't update the target frequency) which makes sense to me so we are
> on the same page about that.

Okay, great.


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