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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/3] sched/fair: add util_est on top of PELT
Hi Patrick,

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 3:50 PM, Patrick Bellasi
<> wrote:
> The util_avg signal computed by PELT is too variable for some use-cases.
> For example, a big task waking up after a long sleep period will have its
> utilization almost completely decayed. This introduces some latency before
> schedutil will be able to pick the best frequency to run a task.
> The same issue can affect task placement. Indeed, since the task
> utilization is already decayed at wakeup, when the task is enqueued in a
> CPU, this can results in a CPU running a big task as being temporarily
> represented as being almost empty. This leads to a race condition where
> other tasks can be potentially allocated on a CPU which just started to run
> a big task which slept for a relatively long period.
> Moreover, the utilization of a task is, by PELT definition, a continuously
> changing metrics. This contributes in making almost instantly outdated some
> decisions based on the value of the PELT's utilization.
> For all these reasons, a more stable signal could probably do a better job
> of representing the expected/estimated utilization of a SE/RQ. Such a
> signal can be easily created on top of PELT by still using it as an
> estimator which produces values to be aggregated once meaningful events
> happens.
> This patch adds a simple implementation of util_est, a new signal built on
> top of PELT's util_avg where:
> util_est(se) = max(se::util_avg, f(se::util_avg@dequeue_times))

I don't see any wrapper function in this patch that implements this
signal. You want to use this signal in the task placement path as a
replacement of task_util(), right?


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