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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/6] cpufreq: schedutil: update CFS util only if used
On Tue, Jul 4, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Patrick Bellasi
<patrick.bellasi@arm.com> wrote:
> Currently the utilization of the FAIR class is collected before locking
> the policy. Although that should not be a big issue for most cases, we
> also don't really know how much latency there can be between the
> utilization reading and its usage.
>
> Let's get the FAIR utilization right before its usage to be better in
> sync with the current status of a CPU.
>
> Signed-off-by: Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@arm.com>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
> Cc: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
> ---
> kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c | 3 +--
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> index 98704d8..df433f1 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> @@ -308,10 +308,9 @@ static void sugov_update_shared(struct update_util_data *hook, u64 time,
> if (unlikely(current == sg_policy->thread))
> return;
>
> - sugov_get_util(&util, &max);
> -
> raw_spin_lock(&sg_policy->update_lock);
>
> + sugov_get_util(&util, &max);
> sg_cpu->util = util;
> sg_cpu->max = max;

Is your concern that there will we spinlock contention before calling
sugov_get_util?

If that's the case, with your patch it seems to me such contention
(and hence spinning) itself could cause the utilization to be inflated
- thus calling sugov_get_util after acquiring the lock will not be as
accurate as before. In that case it seems to me its better to let
sugov_get_util be called before acquiring the lock (as before).

thanks,

-Joel

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