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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] x86 / CPU: Add cpu isolation flag for avoiding disturbance from aperfmperf IPI
On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 03:27:12PM +0300, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> On 25.04.2019 14:45, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 01:46:51PM +0300, Konstantin Khlebnikov wrote:
> > > Sensitive workloads like DPDK polling do not like any interrupts.
> > >
> > > This patch adds flag 'freq' for boot option 'isolcpu': isolcpu=freq,<cpus>.
> > >
> > > Users like show_cpuinfo() fallback to frequency from generic cpufreq
> > > policy if arch-specific requesting method returns 0.
> >
> > Then don't touch that sysfs file?
>
> What sysfs file?

/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq

> I mean many applications read /proc/cpuinfo and this triggers IPI to all cpus.

Argh, I missed it was wired into that too :/

> > I really hate having an option for just this.
> >
>
> This could be generalized to 'isolate cpu from unnecessary IPI'.
> Something like mm pagevec drain also could be avoided.

Well, that should be a default feature of nohz full, no additional flags
required.

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