[lkml]   [2017]   [Aug]   [16]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 7/9] housekeeping: Use own boot option, independant from nohz
On Tue, 15 Aug 2017, Mike Galbraith wrote:

> On Tue, 2017-08-15 at 10:52 -0500, Christopher Lameter wrote:
> > On Tue, 15 Aug 2017, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >
> > > Don't the HPC guys just disable idle_balance(), or am I out of date again?
> >
> > Ummm.. Why does idle management matter when your goal is to keep all
> > processor busy working at maximum throughput?
> If you _never_ idle, you never have to worry about it.  Is 100% CPU
> until the end of time all there is to HPC?

Most of the time that is true for HPC loads. They may also go through a
I/O throughput constrained processing phase or synchronization phase where
idle activity occurs.

However, there are also low latency loads that are often confused with
HPC. Those are usually waiting idle until an event happens and then have
to react to it in the fastest way possible. After that they go back to
idle. You could call this a RT load (since the term seems to be so
flexible...) but its more event based than the typical idea of realtime
(do something at this and thata time).

 \ /
  Last update: 2017-08-16 15:07    [W:2.011 / U:3.412 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site