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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert "cpufreq: schedutil: Don't restrict kthread to related_cpus unnecessarily"
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On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 6:55:27 AM CEST Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 08-05-18, 08:33, Dietmar Eggemann wrote:
> > This reverts commit e2cabe48c20efb174ce0c01190f8b9c5f3ea1d13.
> >
> > Lifting the restriction that the sugov kthread is bound to the
> > policy->related_cpus for a system with a slow switching cpufreq driver,
> > which is able to perform DVFS from any cpu (e.g. cpufreq-dt), is not
> > only not beneficial it also harms Enery-Aware Scheduling (EAS) on
> > systems with asymmetric cpu capacities (e.g. Arm big.LITTLE).
> >
> > The sugov kthread which does the update for the little cpus could
> > potentially run on a big cpu. It could prevent that the big cluster goes
> > into deeper idle states although all the tasks are running on the little
> > cluster.
> >
> > Example: hikey960 w/ 4.16.0-rc6-+
> > Arm big.LITTLE with per-cluster DVFS
> >
> > root@h960:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "^CPU part"
> > CPU part : 0xd03 (Cortex-A53, little cpu)
> > CPU part : 0xd03
> > CPU part : 0xd03
> > CPU part : 0xd03
> > CPU part : 0xd09 (Cortex-A73, big cpu)
> > CPU part : 0xd09
> > CPU part : 0xd09
> > CPU part : 0xd09
> >
> > root@h960:/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq# ls
> > policy0 policy4 schedutil
> >
> > root@h960:/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq# cat policy*/related_cpus
> > 0 1 2 3
> > 4 5 6 7
> >
> > (1) w/o the revert:
> >
> > root@h960:~# ps -eo pid,class,rtprio,pri,psr,comm | awk 'NR == 1 ||
> > /sugov/'
> > PID CLS RTPRIO PRI PSR COMMAND
> > 1489 #6 0 140 1 sugov:0
> > 1490 #6 0 140 0 sugov:4
> >
> > The sugov kthread sugov:4 responsible for policy4 runs on cpu0. (In this
> > case both sugov kthreads run on little cpus).
> >
> > cross policy (cluster) remote callback example:
> > ...
> > migration/1-14 [001] enqueue_task_fair: this_cpu=1 cpu_of(rq)=5
> > migration/1-14 [001] sugov_update_shared: this_cpu=1 sg_cpu->cpu=5
> > sg_cpu->sg_policy->policy->related_cpus=4-7
> > sugov:4-1490 [000] sugov_work: this_cpu=0
> > sg_cpu->sg_policy->policy->related_cpus=4-7
> > ...
> >
> > The remote callback (this_cpu=1, target_cpu=5) is executed on cpu=0.
> >
> > (2) w/ the revert:
> >
> > root@h960:~# ps -eo pid,class,rtprio,pri,psr,comm | awk 'NR == 1 ||
> > /sugov/'
> > PID CLS RTPRIO PRI PSR COMMAND
> > 1491 #6 0 140 2 sugov:0
> > 1492 #6 0 140 4 sugov:4
> >
> > The sugov kthread sugov:4 responsible for policy4 runs on cpu4.
> >
> > cross policy (cluster) remote callback example:
> > ...
> > migration/1-14 [001] enqueue_task_fair: this_cpu=1 cpu_of(rq)=7
> > migration/1-14 [001] sugov_update_shared: this_cpu=1 sg_cpu->cpu=7
> > sg_cpu->sg_policy->policy->related_cpus=4-7
> > sugov:4-1492 [004] sugov_work: this_cpu=4
> > sg_cpu->sg_policy->policy->related_cpus=4-7
> > ...
> >
> > The remote callback (this_cpu=1, target_cpu=7) is executed on cpu=4.
> >
> > Now the sugov kthread executes again on the policy (cluster) for which
> > the Operating Performance Point (OPP) should be changed.
> > It avoids the problem that an otherwise idle policy (cluster) is running
> > schedutil (the sugov kthread) for another one.
> >
> > Cc: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> > Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
> > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Pavan Kondeti <pkondeti@codeaurora.org>
> > Cc: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Joel Fernandes <joelaf@google.com>
> > Cc: Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@arm.com>
> > Cc: Quentin Perret <quentin.perret@arm.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>
> > ---
> > kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c | 6 +-----
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > index d2c6083304b4..63014cff76a5 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > @@ -523,11 +523,7 @@ static int sugov_kthread_create(struct sugov_policy *sg_policy)
> > }
> >
> > sg_policy->thread = thread;
> > -
> > - /* Kthread is bound to all CPUs by default */
> > - if (!policy->dvfs_possible_from_any_cpu)
> > - kthread_bind_mask(thread, policy->related_cpus);
> > -
> > + kthread_bind_mask(thread, policy->related_cpus);
> > init_irq_work(&sg_policy->irq_work, sugov_irq_work);
> > mutex_init(&sg_policy->work_lock);
> >
>
> Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>

Applied, thanks!

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