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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08/10] psi: pressure stall information for CPU, memory, and IO

Hi Johannes,

A few quick comments on first reading; I'll do a second and more
thorough reading on Monday.

On Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 12:17:56PM -0400, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> First off, what I want to do can indeed be done without a strong link
> of a sleeping task to a CPU. We don't rely on it, and it's something I
> only figured out in v2. The important thing is not, as I previously
> thought, that CPUs are tracked independently from each other, but that
> we use potential execution threads as the baseline for potential that
> could be wasted by resource delays. Tracking CPUs independently just
> happens to do that implicitly, but it's not a requirement.

I don't follow, but I don't think I agree.

Consider the case of 2 CPUs and 2 blocked tasks. If they both blocked on
the same CPU, then only that CPU has lost potential. Whereas the only
thing that matters is the number of blocked tasks and the number of idle

Those two tasks can fill the two idle CPUs. Tracking per CPU just
utterly confuses the matter.
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