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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 5/6] x86,sched: Add support for frequency invariance on ATOM
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On Wed, 2019-11-13 at 08:50 -0800, Srinivas Pandruvada wrote:
> On Wed, 2019-11-13 at 13:46 +0100, Giovanni Gherdovich wrote:
> > The scheduler needs the ratio freq_curr/freq_max for frequency-
> > invariant
> > accounting. On all ATOM CPUs prior to Goldmont, set freq_max to the
> > 1-core
> > turbo ratio.
> >
> > We intended to perform tests validating that this patch doesn't
> > regress in
> > terms of energy efficiency, given that this is the primary concern on
> > Atom
> > processors. Alas, we found out that turbostat doesn't support reading
> > RAPL
> > interfaces on our test machine (Airmont), and we don't have external
> > equipment
> > to measure power consumption; all we have is the performance results
> > of the
> > benchmarks we ran.
> >
>
> I can run some benchmarks on this.
>

That'd be appreciated, thank you Srinivas.


Giovanni

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