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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] sched/fair: reduce busy load balance interval
On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 at 11:11, Jiang Biao <benbjiang@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi, Vincent
>
> On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 at 18:07, Vincent Guittot
> <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > The busy_factor, which increases load balance interval when a cpu is busy,
> > is set to 32 by default. This value generates some huge LB interval on
> > large system like the THX2 made of 2 node x 28 cores x 4 threads.
> > For such system, the interval increases from 112ms to 3584ms at MC level.
> > And from 228ms to 7168ms at NUMA level.
> Agreed that the interval is too big for that case.
> But would it be too small for an AMD environment(like ROME) with 8cpu
> at MC level(CCX), if we reduce busy_factor?

Are you sure that this is too small ? As mentioned in the commit
message below, I tested it on small system (2x4 cores Arm64) and i
have seen some improvements

> For that case, the interval could be reduced from 256ms to 128ms.
> Or should we define an MIN_INTERVAL for MC level to avoid too small interval?

What would be a too small interval ?

Before this patch we have for a level with 8 cores:
when idle, the interval is 8ms and increase to 256ms when busy
After the patch, we have
When idle the interval is still 8ms and increase to 128ms when busy

Regards,
Vincent

>
> Thx.
> Regards,
> Jiang
>
> >
> > Even on smaller system, a lower busy factor has shown improvement on the
> > fair distribution of the running time so let reduce it for all.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > kernel/sched/topology.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/topology.c b/kernel/sched/topology.c
> > index 1a84b778755d..a8477c9e8569 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched/topology.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched/topology.c
> > @@ -1336,7 +1336,7 @@ sd_init(struct sched_domain_topology_level *tl,
> > *sd = (struct sched_domain){
> > .min_interval = sd_weight,
> > .max_interval = 2*sd_weight,
> > - .busy_factor = 32,
> > + .busy_factor = 16,
> > .imbalance_pct = 117,
> >
> > .cache_nice_tries = 0,
> > --
> > 2.17.1
> >

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