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Subject[PATCH v2 2/3] sched/fair: Tune down misfit nohz kicks
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commmit 3b1baa6496e6 ("sched/fair: Add 'group_misfit_task' load-balance type")

we set rq->misfit_task_load whenever the current running task has a
utilization greater than 80% of rq->cpu_capacity. A non-zero value in
this field enables misfit load balancing.

However, if the task being looked at is already running on a CPU of
highest capacity, there's nothing more we can do for it. We can
currently spot this in update_sd_pick_busiest(), which prevents us
from selecting a sched_group of group_type == group_misfit_task as the
busiest group, but we don't do any of that in nohz_balancer_kick().

This means that we could repeatedly kick nohz CPUs when there's no
improvements in terms of load balance to be done.

Introduce a check_misfit_status() helper that returns true iff there
is a CPU in the system that could give more CPU capacity to a rq's
misfit task - IOW, there exists a CPU of higher capacity_orig or the
rq's CPU is severely pressured by rt/IRQ.

Signed-off-by: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
---
kernel/sched/fair.c | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 0f32e9830ec3..f9f11e140ba3 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -8058,6 +8058,18 @@ check_cpu_capacity(struct rq *rq, struct sched_domain *sd)
(rq->cpu_capacity_orig * 100));
}

+/*
+ * Check whether a rq has a misfit task and if it looks like we can actually
+ * help that task: we can migrate the task to a CPU of higher capacity, or
+ * the task's current CPU is heavily pressured.
+ */
+static inline int check_misfit_status(struct rq *rq, struct sched_domain *sd)
+{
+ return rq->misfit_task_load &&
+ (rq->cpu_capacity_orig < rq->rd->max_cpu_capacity ||
+ check_cpu_capacity(rq, sd));
+}
+
/*
* Group imbalance indicates (and tries to solve) the problem where balancing
* groups is inadequate due to ->cpus_allowed constraints.
@@ -9585,7 +9597,7 @@ static noinline void nohz_balancer_kick(struct rq *rq)
if (time_before(now, nohz.next_balance))
goto out;

- if (rq->nr_running >= 2 || rq->misfit_task_load) {
+ if (rq->nr_running >= 2) {
flags = NOHZ_KICK_MASK;
goto out;
}
@@ -9623,6 +9635,18 @@ static noinline void nohz_balancer_kick(struct rq *rq)
}
}

+ sd = rcu_dereference(per_cpu(sd_asym_cpucapacity, cpu));
+ if (sd) {
+ /*
+ * When ASYM_CPUCAPACITY; see if there's a higher capacity CPU
+ * to run the misfit task on.
+ */
+ if (check_misfit_status(rq, sd)) {
+ flags = NOHZ_KICK_MASK;
+ goto unlock;
+ }
+ }
+
sd = rcu_dereference(per_cpu(sd_asym_packing, cpu));
if (sd) {
/*
--
2.20.1
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