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SubjectRe: [PATCH next] softirq: enable MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME tuning with sysctl max_softirq_time_usecs

On Mon, 24 Jun 2019, Zhiqiang Liu wrote:
> 在 2019/6/24 0:38, Thomas Gleixner 写道:
> > If we keep it jiffies based, then microseconds do not make any sense. They
> > just give a false sense of controlability.
> >
> > Keep also in mind that with jiffies the accuracy depends also on the
> > distance to the next tick when 'end' is evaluated. The next tick might be
> > imminent.
> >
> > That's all information which needs to be in the documentation.
> >
> Thanks again for your detailed advice.
> As your said, the max_softirq_time_usecs setting without explaining the
> relationship with CONFIG_HZ will give a false sense of controlability. And
> the time accuracy of jiffies will result in a certain difference between the
> max_softirq_time_usecs set value and the actual value, which is in one jiffies
> range.
> I will add these infomation in the sysctl documentation and changelog in v2 patch.

Please make the sysctl milliseconds based. That's the closest approximation
of useful units for this. This still has the same issues as explained
before but it's not off by 3 orders of magitude anymore.


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