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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched: pull tasks when CPU is about to run SCHED_IDLE tasks
Hi, Vincent

On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 16:04, Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2 Feb 2021 at 08:56, chin <ultrachin@163.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > At 2021-01-13 16:30:14, "Vincent Guittot" <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
> > >On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 04:14, chin <ultrachin@163.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> At 2021-01-12 16:18:51, "Vincent Guittot" <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
> > >> >On Tue, 12 Jan 2021 at 07:59, chin <ultrachin@163.com> wrote:
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> At 2021-01-11 19:04:19, "Vincent Guittot" <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
> > >> >> >On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 09:27, chin <ultrachin@163.com> wrote:
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> At 2020-12-23 19:30:26, "Vincent Guittot" <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
> > >> >> >> >On Wed, 23 Dec 2020 at 09:32, <ultrachin@163.com> wrote:
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> From: Chen Xiaoguang <xiaoggchen@tencent.com>
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> Before a CPU switches from running SCHED_NORMAL task to
> > >> >> >> >> SCHED_IDLE task, trying to pull SCHED_NORMAL tasks from other
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >Could you explain more in detail why you only care about this use case
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >in particular and not the general case?
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> We want to run online tasks using SCHED_NORMAL policy and offline tasks
> > >> >> >> using SCHED_IDLE policy. The online tasks and the offline tasks run in
> > >> >> >> the same computer in order to use the computer efficiently.
> > >> >> >> The online tasks are in sleep in most times but should responce soon once
> > >> >> >> wake up. The offline tasks are in low priority and will run only when no online
> > >> >> >> tasks.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> The online tasks are more important than the offline tasks and are latency
> > >> >> >> sensitive we should make sure the online tasks preempt the offline tasks
> > >> >> >> as soon as possilbe while there are online tasks waiting to run.
> > >> >> >> So in our situation we hope the SCHED_NORMAL to run if has any.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Let's assume we have 2 CPUs,
> > >> >> >> In CPU1 we got 2 SCHED_NORMAL tasks.
> > >> >> >> in CPU2 we got 1 SCHED_NORMAL task and 2 SCHED_IDLE tasks.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> CPU1 CPU2
> > >> >> >> curr rq1 curr rq2
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >> t0 |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| |NORMAL| | |IDLE| |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> NORMAL exits or blocked
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >> t1 |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| | |IDLE| |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> pick_next_task_fair
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ +----+ | +----+
> > >> >> >> t2 |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| |IDLE| | |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ +----+ | +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> SCHED_IDLE running
> > >> >> >> t3 +------+ | +------+ +----+ | +----+
> > >> >> >> |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| |IDLE| | |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ +----+ | +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> run_rebalance_domains
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >> t4 |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| | |IDLE| |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> As we can see
> > >> >> >> t1: NORMAL task in CPU2 exits or blocked
> > >> >> >> t2: CPU2 pick_next_task_fair would pick a SCHED_IDLE to run while
> > >> >> >> another SCHED_NORMAL in rq1 is waiting.
> > >> >> >> t3: SCHED_IDLE run in CPU2 while a SCHED_NORMAL wait in CPU1.
> > >> >> >> t4: after a short time, periodic load_balance triggerd and pull
> > >> >> >> SCHED_NORMAL in rq1 to rq2, and SCHED_NORMAL likely preempts SCHED_IDLE.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> In this scenario, SCHED_IDLE is running while SCHED_NORMAL is waiting to run.
> > >> >> >> The latency of this SCHED_NORMAL will be high which is not acceptble.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Do a load_balance before running the SCHED_IDLE may fix this problem.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> This patch works as below:
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> CPU1 CPU2
> > >> >> >> curr rq1 curr rq2
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >> t0 |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| |NORMAL| | |IDLE| |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> NORMAL exits or blocked
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >> t1 |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| | |IDLE| |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> t2 pick_next_task_fair (all se are SCHED_IDLE)
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> newidle_balance
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >> t3 |NORMAL| | |NORMAL| | |IDLE| |IDLE|
> > >> >> >> +------+ | +------+ | +----+ +----+
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> t1: NORMAL task in CPU2 exits or blocked
> > >> >> >> t2: pick_next_task_fair check all se in rbtree are SCHED_IDLE and calls
> > >> >> >> newidle_balance who tries to pull a SCHED_NORMAL(if has).
> > >> >> >> t3: pick_next_task_fair would pick a SCHED_NORMAL to run instead of
> > >> >> >> SCHED_IDLE(likely).
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >> CPU by doing load_balance first.
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> Signed-off-by: Chen Xiaoguang <xiaoggchen@tencent.com>
> > >> >> >> >> Signed-off-by: Chen He <heddchen@tencent.com>
> > >> >> >> >> ---
> > >> >> >> >> kernel/sched/fair.c | 5 +++++
> > >> >> >> >> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > >> >> >> >> index ae7ceba..0a26132 100644
> > >> >> >> >> --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > >> >> >> >> +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > >> >> >> >> @@ -7004,6 +7004,11 @@ struct task_struct *
> > >> >> >> >> struct task_struct *p;
> > >> >> >> >> int new_tasks;
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> + if (prev &&
> > >> >> >> >> + fair_policy(prev->policy) &&
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >Why do you need a prev and fair task ? You seem to target the special
> > >> >> >> >case of pick_next_task but in this case why not only testing rf!=null
> > >> >> >> > to make sure to not return immediately after jumping to the idle
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >label?
> > >> >> >> We just want to do load_balance only when CPU switches from SCHED_NORMAL
> > >> >> >> to SCHED_IDLE.
> > >> >> >> If not check prev, when the running tasks are all SCHED_IDLE, we would
> > >> >> >> do newidle_balance everytime in pick_next_task_fair, it makes no sense
> > >> >> >> and kind of wasting.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >I agree that calling newidle_balance every time pick_next_task_fair is
> > >> >> >called when there are only sched_idle tasks is useless.
> > >> >> >But you also have to take into account cases where there was another
> > >> >> >class of task running on the cpu like RT one. In your example above,
> > >> >> >if you replace the normal task on CPU2 by a RT task, you still want to
> > >> >>
> > >> >> >pick the normal task on CPU1 once RT task goes to sleep.
> > >> >> Sure, this case should be taken into account, we should also try to
> > >> >> pick normal task in this case.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >Another point that you will have to consider the impact on
> > >> >> >rq->idle_stamp because newidle_balance is assumed to be called before
> > >> >>
> > >> >> >going idle which is not the case anymore with your use case
> > >> >> Yes. rq->idle_stamp should not be changed in this case.
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Actually we want to pull a SCHED_NORMAL task (if possible) to run when a cpu is
> > >> >> about to run SCHED_IDLE task. But currently newidle_balance is not
> > >> >> designed for SCHED_IDLE so SCHED_IDLE can also be pulled which
> > >> >> is useless in our situation.
> > >> >
> > >> >newidle_balance will pull a sched_idle task only if there is an
> > >> >imbalance which is the right thing to do IMO to ensure fairness
> > >> >between sched_idle tasks. Being a sched_idle task doesn't mean that
> > >> >we should break the fairness
> > >> >
> > >> >>
> > >> >> So we plan to add a new function sched_idle_balance which only try to
> > >> >> pull SCHED_NORMAL tasks from the busiest cpu. And we will call
> > >> >> sched_idle_balance when the previous task is normal or RT and
> > >> >> hoping we can pull a SCHED_NORMAL task to run.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Do you think it is ok to add a new sched_idle_balance?
> > >> >
> > >> >I don't see any reason why the scheduler should not pull a sched_idle
> > >> >task if there is an imbalance. That will happen anyway during the next
> > >>
> > >> >periodic load balance
> > >> OK. We should not pull the SCHED_IDLE tasks only in load_balance.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Do you think it make sense to do an extra load_balance when cpu is
> > >> about to run SCHED_IDLE task (switched from normal/RT)?
> > >
> > >I'm not sure to get your point here.
> > >Do you mean if a sched_idle task is picked to become the running task
> > >whereas there are runnable normal tasks ? This can happen if normal
> > >tasks are long running tasks. We should not in this case. The only
> > >case is when the running task, which is not a sched_idle task but a
> > >normal/rt/deadline one, goes to sleep and there are only sched_idle
> > >tasks enqueued. In this case and only in this case, we should trigger
> > >a load_balance to get a chance to pull a waiting normal task from
> > >another CPU.
> > >
> > >This means checking this state in pick_next_task_fair() and in balance_fair()
> >
> > We made another change would you please give some comments?
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > index 04a3ce2..2357301 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > @@ -7029,6 +7029,10 @@ struct task_struct *
> > struct task_struct *p;
> > int new_tasks;
> >
> > + if (sched_idle_rq(rq) && prev && prev->state &&
> > + prev->policy != SCHED_IDLE)
>
> This need a comment to explain what it want to achieve
>
> Why do you need to test prev->state ?
Just to avoid triggering load_balance for the case if prev normal
tasks are long running tasks, as you said. :)
Or could testing (prev->state & TASK_NORMAL) be better?

Thx.
Jiang,
Regards

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