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SubjectRe: [PATCH v11 4/5] sched/core: uclamp: Use TG's clamps to restrict TASK's clamps
On 15-Jul 18:42, Michal Koutný wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 09:43:56AM +0100, Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@arm.com> wrote:
> > This mimics what already happens for a task's CPU affinity mask when the
> > task is also in a cpuset, i.e. cgroup attributes are always used to
> > restrict per-task attributes.
> If I am not mistaken when set_schedaffinity(2) call is made that results
> in an empty cpuset, the call fails with EINVAL [1].
>
> If I track the code correctly, the values passed to sched_setattr(2) are
> checked against the trivial validity (umin <= umax) and later on, they
> are adjusted to match the effective clamping of the containing
> task_group. Is that correct?
>
> If the user attempted to sched_setattr [a, b], and the effective uclamp
> was [c, d] such that [a, b] ∩ [c, d] = ∅, the set uclamp will be
> silently moved out of their intended range. Wouldn't it be better to
> return with EINVAL too when the intersection is empty (since the user
> supplied range won't be attained)?

You right for the cpuset case, but I don't think we never end up with
a "empty" set in the case of utilization clamping.

We limit clamps hierarchically in such a way that:

clamp[clamp_id] = min(task::clamp[clamp_id],
tg::clamp[clamp_id],
system::clamp[clamp_id])

and we ensure, on top of the above that:

clamp[UCLAMP_MIN] = min(clamp[UCLAMP_MIN], clamp[UCLAMP_MAX])

Since it's all and only about "capping" values, at the very extreme
case you can end up with:

clamp[UCLAMP_MIN] = clamp[UCLAMP_MAX] = 0

but that's till a valid configuration.

Am I missing something?

Otherwise, I think the changelog sentence you quoted is just
misleading. I'll remove it from v12 since it does not really clarify
anything more then the rest of the message.

Cheers,
Patrick

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Patrick Bellasi

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