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Subject[PATCH v4 1/2] cpufreq: schedutil: Fix iowait boost reset
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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")
Reviewed-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>
Acked-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>

---
Changes in v4:
- added Reviewed-by Joel Fernandes
- added Acked-by Viresh and Peter

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;
- }
}
}

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