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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v3 00/16] Core scheduling v3
On Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 09:39:45AM -0700, Tim Chen wrote:
> On 8/8/19 5:55 AM, Aaron Lu wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 08:55:28AM -0700, Tim Chen wrote:
> >> On 8/2/19 8:37 AM, Julien Desfossez wrote:
> >>> We tested both Aaron's and Tim's patches and here are our results.
>
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> > index 26fea68f7f54..542974a8da18 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> > @@ -3888,7 +3888,7 @@ next_class:;
> > WARN_ON_ONCE(!rq_i->core_pick);
> >
> > if (is_idle_task(rq_i->core_pick) && rq_i->nr_running)
> > - rq->core_forceidle = true;
> > + rq_i->core_forceidle = true;
>
> Good catch!
>
> >
> > rq_i->core_pick->core_occupation = occ;
> >
> > With this fixed and together with the patch to let schedule always
> > happen, your latest 2 patches work well for the 10s cpuhog test I
> > described previously:
> > https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20190725143003.GA992@aaronlu/
>
> That's encouraging. You are talking about my patches
> that try to keep the force idle time between sibling threads
> balanced, right?

Yes.

> >
> > overloaded workload without any cpu binding doesn't work well though, I
> > haven't taken a closer look yet.
> >
>
> I think we need a load balancing scheme among the cores that will try
> to minimize force idle.

Agree.

>
> One possible metric to measure load compatibility imbalance that leads to
> force idle is
>
> Say i, j are sibling threads of a cpu core
> imbalanace = \sum_tagged_cgroup abs(Load_cgroup_cpui - Load_cgroup_cpuj)
>
> This gives us a metric to decide if migrating a task will improve
> load compatability imbalance. As we already track cgroup load on a CPU,
> it should be doable without adding too much overhead.

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