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SubjectRe: [External] Re: [PATCH v2] psi: Remove the redundant psi_task_tick
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Hello Johannes,

在 2021/2/9 下午11:48, Johannes Weiner 写道:
> Hello Chengming,
>
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 03:10:33PM +0800, Chengming Zhou wrote:
>> When the current task in a cgroup is in_memstall, the corresponding groupc
>> on that cpu is in PSI_MEM_FULL state, so we can exploit that to remove the
>> redundant psi_task_tick from scheduler_tick to save this periodic cost.
> Can you please update the patch name and the changelog to the new
> version of the patch? It's not removing the redundant tick, it's
> moving the reclaim detection from the timer tick to the task state
> tracking machinery using the recently added ONCPU state.

Yes, I will change the name and changelog, it will be clearer for this patch : )

>> Signed-off-by: Muchun Song <songmuchun@bytedance.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Chengming Zhou <zhouchengming@bytedance.com>
>> ---
>> include/linux/psi.h | 1 -
>> kernel/sched/core.c | 1 -
>> kernel/sched/psi.c | 49 ++++++++++++++-----------------------------------
>> kernel/sched/stats.h | 9 ---------
>> 4 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 46 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/psi.h b/include/linux/psi.h
>> index 7361023f3fdd..65eb1476ac70 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/psi.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/psi.h
>> @@ -20,7 +20,6 @@ void psi_task_change(struct task_struct *task, int clear, int set);
>> void psi_task_switch(struct task_struct *prev, struct task_struct *next,
>> bool sleep);
>>
>> -void psi_memstall_tick(struct task_struct *task, int cpu);
>> void psi_memstall_enter(unsigned long *flags);
>> void psi_memstall_leave(unsigned long *flags);
>>
>> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
>> index 15d2562118d1..31788a9b335b 100644
>> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
>> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
>> @@ -4533,7 +4533,6 @@ void scheduler_tick(void)
>> update_thermal_load_avg(rq_clock_thermal(rq), rq, thermal_pressure);
>> curr->sched_class->task_tick(rq, curr, 0);
>> calc_global_load_tick(rq);
>> - psi_task_tick(rq);
>>
>> rq_unlock(rq, &rf);
>>
>> diff --git a/kernel/sched/psi.c b/kernel/sched/psi.c
>> index 2293c45d289d..6e46d9eb279b 100644
>> --- a/kernel/sched/psi.c
>> +++ b/kernel/sched/psi.c
>> @@ -644,8 +644,7 @@ static void poll_timer_fn(struct timer_list *t)
>> wake_up_interruptible(&group->poll_wait);
>> }
>>
>> -static void record_times(struct psi_group_cpu *groupc, int cpu,
>> - bool memstall_tick)
>> +static void record_times(struct psi_group_cpu *groupc, int cpu)
>> {
>> u32 delta;
>> u64 now;
>> @@ -664,23 +663,6 @@ static void record_times(struct psi_group_cpu *groupc, int cpu,
>> groupc->times[PSI_MEM_SOME] += delta;
>> if (groupc->state_mask & (1 << PSI_MEM_FULL))
>> groupc->times[PSI_MEM_FULL] += delta;
>> - else if (memstall_tick) {
>> - u32 sample;
>> - /*
>> - * Since we care about lost potential, a
>> - * memstall is FULL when there are no other
>> - * working tasks, but also when the CPU is
>> - * actively reclaiming and nothing productive
>> - * could run even if it were runnable.
>> - *
>> - * When the timer tick sees a reclaiming CPU,
>> - * regardless of runnable tasks, sample a FULL
>> - * tick (or less if it hasn't been a full tick
>> - * since the last state change).
>> - */
>> - sample = min(delta, (u32)jiffies_to_nsecs(1));
>> - groupc->times[PSI_MEM_FULL] += sample;
>> - }
>> }
>>
>> if (groupc->state_mask & (1 << PSI_CPU_SOME)) {
>> @@ -714,7 +696,7 @@ static void psi_group_change(struct psi_group *group, int cpu,
>> */
>> write_seqcount_begin(&groupc->seq);
>>
>> - record_times(groupc, cpu, false);
>> + record_times(groupc, cpu);
>>
>> for (t = 0, m = clear; m; m &= ~(1 << t), t++) {
>> if (!(m & (1 << t)))
>> @@ -738,6 +720,18 @@ static void psi_group_change(struct psi_group *group, int cpu,
>> if (test_state(groupc->tasks, s))
>> state_mask |= (1 << s);
>> }
>> +
>> + /*
>> + * Since we care about lost potential, a memstall is FULL
>> + * when there are no other working tasks, but also when
>> + * the CPU is actively reclaiming and nothing productive
>> + * could run even if it were runnable. So when the current
>> + * task in a cgroup is in_memstall, the corresponding groupc
>> + * on that cpu is in PSI_MEM_FULL state.
>> + */
>> + if (groupc->tasks[NR_ONCPU] && cpu_curr(cpu)->in_memstall)
>> + state_mask |= (1 << PSI_MEM_FULL);
> This doesn't really work with the psi_task_switch() optimization. If
> we switch between two tasks inside a leaf group, where one is memstall
> and the other is not, we don't update the parents properly. So you
> need another branch in there as well for checking memstall. At which
> point the timer tick implementation is likely cheaper and simpler...

Thank you for pointing out this. I will add another branch there to check memstall to update

the parents properly and send a patch-v2.

Thanks.

>> @@ -144,14 +144,6 @@ static inline void psi_sched_switch(struct task_struct *prev,
>> psi_task_switch(prev, next, sleep);
>> }
>>
>> -static inline void psi_task_tick(struct rq *rq)
>> -{
>> - if (static_branch_likely(&psi_disabled))
>> - return;
>> -
>> - if (unlikely(rq->curr->in_memstall))
>> - psi_memstall_tick(rq->curr, cpu_of(rq));
>> -}
>> #else /* CONFIG_PSI */
>> static inline void psi_enqueue(struct task_struct *p, bool wakeup) {}
>> static inline void psi_dequeue(struct task_struct *p, bool sleep) {}

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