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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v4 00/19] Core scheduling v4
On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 11:05 PM Vineeth Remanan Pillai
<vpillai@digitalocean.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Aubrey,
>
> Thanks for the updated patches. Merged the changes to our testing branch
> in preparation for v5.
>
>>
>> I added a helper to check task and cpu cookie match, including the
>> entire core idle case. The refined patchset updated at here:
>> https://github.com/aubreyli/linux/tree/coresched_v4-v5.5.2
>
>
> I did not go through all the changes thoroughly, but on a quick glance,
> I feel a small change would optimize it a bit.
>
> + /*
> + * A CPU in an idle core is always the best choice for tasks with
> + * cookies, and ignore cookie match if core scheduler is not enabled
> + * on the CPU.
> + */
> + if (idle_core || !sched_core_enabled(rq))
> + return true;
> +
> + return rq->core->core_cookie == p->core_cookie;
> +}
> +
>
> I think check for sched_core_enabled would make sense to be done above the
> for loop. Something like this:
>
> +static inline bool sched_core_cookie_match(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
> +{
> + bool idle_core = true;
> + int cpu;
> +
> + if (!sched_core_enabled(rq))
> + return true;
> +
> + for_each_cpu(cpu, cpu_smt_mask(cpu_of(rq))) {
> + if (!available_idle_cpu(cpu)) {
> + idle_core = false;
> + break;
> + }
> + }
> +
> + /*
> + * A CPU in an idle core is always the best choice for tasks with
> + * cookies.
> + */
> + return idle_core || rq->core->core_cookie == p->core_cookie;
> +}
> +
>
> We can avoid the unnecessary check for idle_core is sched_core is disabled.
> This would optimize in case of systems with lots of cpus.
>
> Please let me know!

Yes, this makes sense, patch updated at here, I put your name there if
you don't mind.
https://github.com/aubreyli/linux/tree/coresched_v4-v5.5.2-rc2

Thanks,
-Aubrey

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