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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 4/8] x86/sysctl: Add sysctl for ITMT scheduling feature
On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:23:56PM -0800, Tim Chen wrote:
> Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 (ITMT) feature
> allows some cores to be boosted to higher turbo
> frequency than others.
>
> Add /proc/sys/kernel/sched_itmt_enabled so operator
> can enable/disable scheduling of tasks that favor cores
> with higher turbo boost frequency potential.
>
> By default, system that is ITMT capable and single
> socket has this feature turned on. It is more likely
> to be lightly loaded and operates in Turbo range.
>
> When there is a change in the ITMT scheduling operation
> desired, a rebuild of the sched domain is initiated
> so the scheduler can set up sched domains with appropriate
> flag to enable/disable ITMT scheduling operations.
>
> Co-developed-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
> Co-developed-by: Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/include/asm/topology.h | 7 ++-
> arch/x86/kernel/itmt.c | 108 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> 2 files changed, 112 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

...

> +/*
> + * Boolean to control whether we want to move processes to cpu capable
> + * of higher turbo frequency for cpus supporting Intel Turbo Boost Max
> + * Technology 3.0.
> + *
> + * It can be set via /proc/sys/kernel/sched_itmt_enabled
> + */
> +unsigned int __read_mostly sysctl_sched_itmt_enabled;

Err, can we not have the boolean in the name itself?

I.e., have it called sysctl_sched_itmt and 1 means enabled and 0
disabled? I.e., the classic thing. :)

Ditto for the sysctl name?

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