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Subject[PATCH RFC v3 0/14] sched,fair: flatten CPU controller runqueues
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The current implementation of the CPU controller uses hierarchical
runqueues, where on wakeup a task is enqueued on its group's runqueue,
the group is enqueued on the runqueue of the group above it, etc.

This increases a fairly large amount of overhead for workloads that
do a lot of wakeups a second, especially given that the default systemd
hierarchy is 2 or 3 levels deep.

This patch series is an attempt at reducing that overhead, by placing
all the tasks on the same runqueue, and scaling the task priority by
the priority of the group, which is calculated periodically.

My main TODO items for the next period of time are likely going to
be testing, testing, and testing. I hope to find and flush out any
corner case I can find, and make sure performance does not regress
with any workloads, and hopefully improves some.

Other TODO items:
- More code cleanups.
- Remove some more now unused code.
- Reimplement CONFIG_CFS_BANDWIDTH.

Plan for the CONFIG_CFS_BANDWIDTH reimplementation:
- When a cgroup gets throttled, mark the cgroup and its children
as throttled.
- When pick_next_entity finds a task that is on a throttled cgroup,
stash it on the cgroup runqueue (which is not used for runnable
tasks any more). Leave the vruntime unchanged, and adjust that
runqueue's vruntime to be that of the left-most task.
- When a cgroup gets unthrottled, and has tasks on it, place it on
a vruntime ordered heap separate from the main runqueue.
- Have pick_next_task_fair grab one task off that heap every time it
is called, and the min vruntime of that heap is lower than the
vruntime of the CPU's cfs_rq (or the CPU has no other runnable tasks).
- Place that selected task on the CPU's cfs_rq, renormalizing its
vruntime with the GENTLE_FAIR_SLEEPERS logic. That should help
interleave the already runnable tasks with the recently unthrottled
group, and prevent thundering herd issues.
- If the group gets throttled again before all of its task had a chance
to run, vruntime sorting ensures all the tasks in the throttled cgroup
get a chance to run over time.


Changes from v2:
- fixed the web server performance regression, in a way vaguely similar
to what Josef Bacik suggested (blame me for the implementation)
- removed some code duplication so the diffstat is redder than before
- propagate sum_exec_runtime up the tree, in preparation for CFS_BANDWIDTH
- small cleanups left and right

Changes from v1:
- use task_se_h_weight instead of task_se_h_load in calc_delta_fair
and sched_slice, this seems to improve performance a little, but
I still have some remaining regression to chase with our web server
workload
- implement a number of the changes suggested by Dietmar Eggemann
(still holding out for a better name for group_cfs_rq_of_parent)

This series applies on top of 5.2

include/linux/sched.h | 7
kernel/sched/core.c | 3
kernel/sched/debug.c | 17 -
kernel/sched/fair.c | 780 ++++++++++++++++++++------------------------------
kernel/sched/pelt.c | 69 ++--
kernel/sched/pelt.h | 3
kernel/sched/sched.h | 11
7 files changed, 372 insertions(+), 518 deletions(-)


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