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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] cpufreq: schedutil: Fix iowait boost reset
On 21-05-18, 09:51, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> A more energy efficient update of the IO wait boosting mechanism has
> been introduced in:
>
> commit a5a0809bc58e ("cpufreq: schedutil: Make iowait boost more energy efficient")
>
> where the boost value is expected to be:
>
> - doubled at each successive wakeup from IO
> staring from the minimum frequency supported by a CPU
>
> - reset when a CPU is not updated for more then one tick
> by either disabling the IO wait boost or resetting its value to the
> minimum frequency if this new update requires an IO boost.
>
> This approach is supposed to "ignore" boosting for sporadic wakeups from
> IO, while still getting the frequency boosted to the maximum to benefit
> long sequence of wakeup from IO operations.
>
> However, these assumptions are not always satisfied.
> For example, when an IO boosted CPU enters idle for more the one tick
> and then wakes up after an IO wait, since in sugov_set_iowait_boost() we
> first check the IOWAIT flag, we keep doubling the iowait boost instead
> of restarting from the minimum frequency value.
>
> This misbehavior could happen mainly on non-shared frequency domains,
> thus defeating the energy efficiency optimization, but it can also
> happen on shared frequency domain systems.
>
> Let fix this issue in sugov_set_iowait_boost() by:
> - first check the IO wait boost reset conditions
> to eventually reset the boost value
> - then applying the correct IO boost value
> if required by the caller
>
> Reported-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> 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: Joel Fernandes <joelaf@google.com>
> Cc: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>
> Cc: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
> Fixes: a5a0809bc58e ("cpufreq: schedutil: Make iowait boost more energy efficient")
>
> ---
> Changes in v3:
> - split the fix into a separated patch (this one)
> - added "Fixes" tag (Viresh)
> ---
> kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c | 18 ++++++++++--------
> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> index e13df951aca7..c4063e578e4d 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> @@ -203,6 +203,16 @@ static unsigned long sugov_aggregate_util(struct sugov_cpu *sg_cpu)
>
> static void sugov_set_iowait_boost(struct sugov_cpu *sg_cpu, u64 time, unsigned int flags)
> {
> + /* Clear iowait_boost if the CPU apprears to have been idle. */
> + if (sg_cpu->iowait_boost) {
> + s64 delta_ns = time - sg_cpu->last_update;
> +
> + if (delta_ns > TICK_NSEC) {
> + sg_cpu->iowait_boost = 0;
> + sg_cpu->iowait_boost_pending = false;
> + }
> + }
> +
> if (flags & SCHED_CPUFREQ_IOWAIT) {
> if (sg_cpu->iowait_boost_pending)
> return;
> @@ -216,14 +226,6 @@ static void sugov_set_iowait_boost(struct sugov_cpu *sg_cpu, u64 time, unsigned
> } else {
> sg_cpu->iowait_boost = sg_cpu->sg_policy->policy->min;
> }
> - } else if (sg_cpu->iowait_boost) {
> - s64 delta_ns = time - sg_cpu->last_update;
> -
> - /* Clear iowait_boost if the CPU apprears to have been idle. */
> - if (delta_ns > TICK_NSEC) {
> - sg_cpu->iowait_boost = 0;
> - sg_cpu->iowait_boost_pending = false;
> - }
> }
> }
>

Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>

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viresh

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