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SubjectRE: [RFT][PATCH v7 5/8] cpuidle: Return nohz hint from cpuidle_select()
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On 2018.03.21 23:25 Doug Smythies wrote:
> On 2018.03.21 15:15 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 6:59 PM, Thomas Ilsche wrote:
>>> On 2018-03-21 15:36, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>>>
>>>> So please disregard this one entirely and take the v7.2 replacement
>>>> instead of it:https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10299429/
>>>>
>>>> The current versions (including the above) is in the git branch at
>>>>
>>>> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm.git \
>>>> idle-loop-v7.2
>>>
>>> With v7.2 (tested on SKL-SP from git) I see similar behavior in idle
>>> as with v5: several cores which just keep the sched tick enabled.
>>> Worse yet, some go only in C1 (not even C1E!?) despite sleeping the
>>> full sched tick.
>>> The resulting power consumption is ~105 W instead of ~ 70 W.
>>>
>>> https://wwwpub.zih.tu-dresden.de/~tilsche/powernightmares/v7_2_skl_sp_idle.png
>>>
>>> I have briefly ran v7 and I believe it was also affected.

I am not seeing any issues at all with V7.

>>
>> Then it looks like menu_select() stubbornly thinks that the idle
>> duration will be within the tick boundary on those cores.
>>
>> That may be because the bumping up of the correction factor in
>> menu_reflect() is too conservative or it may be necessary to do
>> something radical to measured_us in menu_update() in case of a tick
>> wakeup combined with a large next_timer_us value.
>>
>> For starters, please see if the attached patch (on top of the
>> idle-loop-v7.2 git branch) changes this behavior in any way.
>
> O.K. I am seeing some weirdness.
> On my system with both V7.2 and V7.2 plus this patch, I observe
> A spike in Idle State 1 residency every 34+ minutes. And slightly
> higher average idle power than before.
> (I might not have done V7 idle tests long enough).

I re-did the idle test on V7, and for longer.
It is great.
See line added to the idle graph for V7.2+:

http://fast.smythies.com/rjw_v72p_v7_idle.png

>
> It can be seen in the frequency sweep I did earlier today, with V7.2:
>
> http://fast.smythies.com/rjw_freq_sweep_72_combined.png
>
> Despite the note on the graph that says it might be real, I don't think
> it is (I forgot to delete the note).
>
> With V7.2+ sometimes the event occurs at 17 minute intervals.
> Here is a idle graph (for reference: we have seen idle package power
> pretty steady at ~3.7 watts before).

Now shown on the new graph. Link above.

>
> http://fast.smythies.com/rjw_v72p_idle.png

... Doug


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