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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] sched/topology: fix the issue groups don't span domain->span for NUMA diameter > 2
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On 09/02/21 10:46, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 at 09:27, Barry Song <song.bao.hua@hisilicon.com> wrote:
>> Real servers which suffer from this problem include Kunpeng920 and 8-node
>> Sun Fire X4600-M2, at least.
>>
>> Here we move to use the *child* domain of the *child* domain of node2's
>> domain2 as the new added sched_group. At the same, we re-use the lower
>> level sgc directly.
>
> Have you evaluated the impact on the imbalance and next_update fields ?
>

sgc->next_update is safe since it's only touched by CPUs that have the
group span as local group (which is never the case for CPUs where we do
this "grandchildren" trick).

I'm a bit less clear about sgc->imbalance. I think it can be set by remote
CPUs, but it should only be cleared when running load_balance() by CPUs
that have that group span as local group, as per:

int *group_imbalance = &sd_parent->groups->sgc->imbalance;

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