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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 10/15] sched: Introduce a sysctl for Energy Aware Scheduling
Hi,

On Tuesday 16 Oct 2018 at 14:50:58 (+0200), Juri Lelli wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On 16/10/18 11:15, Quentin Perret wrote:
>
> [...]
>
> > diff --git a/kernel/sysctl.c b/kernel/sysctl.c
> > index cc02050fd0c4..481309a11174 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sysctl.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sysctl.c
> > @@ -466,6 +466,17 @@ static struct ctl_table kern_table[] = {
> > .extra1 = &one,
> > },
> > #endif
> > +#if defined(CONFIG_ENERGY_MODEL) && defined(CONFIG_CPU_FREQ_GOV_SCHEDUTIL)
> > + {
> > + .procname = "sched_energy_aware",
> > + .data = &sysctl_sched_energy_aware,
> > + .maxlen = sizeof(unsigned int),
> > + .mode = 0644,
> > + .proc_handler = sched_energy_aware_handler,
> > + .extra1 = &zero,
> > + .extra2 = &one,
> > + },
> > +#endif
>
> Doesn't this need to be documented in Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt?

Right, that'd be a good practice indeed. What do you think about the
patch below ?

> Also, do we want a kernel parameter as well to be able to disable this
> at boot?

Yeah, why not. But I guess we could always add that later if need be ?

Thanks,
Quentin

---
From: Quentin Perret <quentin.perret@arm.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 14:26:06 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] sched: Document sched_energy_aware sysctl

Add a new entry to Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt explaining how
the new 'sched_energy_aware' knob should be used.

Signed-off-by: Quentin Perret <quentin.perret@arm.com>
---
Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt | 12 ++++++++++++
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index 37a679501ddc..36bee799ee9e 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -78,6 +78,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- reboot-cmd [ SPARC only ]
- rtsig-max
- rtsig-nr
+- sched_energy_aware
- seccomp/ ==> Documentation/userspace-api/seccomp_filter.rst
- sem
- sem_next_id [ sysv ipc ]
@@ -872,6 +873,17 @@ rtsig-nr shows the number of RT signals currently queued.

==============================================================

+sched_energy_aware:
+
+Enables/disables Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS). EAS starts
+automatically on platforms where it can run (that is,
+platforms with asymmetric CPU topologies and having an Energy
+Model available). If your platform happens to meet the
+requirements for EAS but you do not want to use it, change
+this value to 0.
+
+==============================================================
+
sched_schedstats:

Enables/disables scheduler statistics. Enabling this feature
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