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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 02/14] sched/core: uclamp: map TASK's clamp values into CPU's clamp groups
On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 05:39:34PM +0100, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> Utilization clamping requires each CPU to know which clamp values are
> assigned to tasks that are currently RUNNABLE on that CPU.
> Multiple tasks can be assigned the same clamp value and tasks with
> different clamp values can be concurrently active on the same CPU.
> Thus, a proper data structure is required to support a fast and
> efficient aggregation of the clamp values required by the currently
> RUNNABLE tasks.
>
> For this purpose we use a per-CPU array of reference counters,
> where each slot is used to account how many tasks require a certain
> clamp value are currently RUNNABLE on each CPU.
> Each clamp value corresponds to a "clamp index" which identifies the
> position within the array of reference couters.
>
> :
> (user-space changes) : (kernel space / scheduler)
> :
> SLOW PATH : FAST PATH
> :
> task_struct::uclamp::value : sched/core::enqueue/dequeue
> : cpufreq_schedutil
> :
> +----------------+ +--------------------+ +-------------------+
> | TASK | | CLAMP GROUP | | CPU CLAMPS |
> +----------------+ +--------------------+ +-------------------+
> | | | clamp_{min,max} | | clamp_{min,max} |
> | util_{min,max} | | se_count | | tasks count |
> +----------------+ +--------------------+ +-------------------+
> :
> +------------------> : +------------------->
> group_id = map(clamp_value) : ref_count(group_id)
> :
> :
>
> Let's introduce the support to map tasks to "clamp groups".
> Specifically we introduce the required functions to translate a
> "clamp value" into a clamp's "group index" (group_id).
>
> Only a limited number of (different) clamp values are supported since:
> 1. there are usually only few classes of workloads for which it makes
> sense to boost/limit to different frequencies,
> e.g. background vs foreground, interactive vs low-priority
> 2. it allows a simpler and more memory/time efficient tracking of
> the per-CPU clamp values in the fast path.
>
> The number of possible different clamp values is currently defined at
> compile time. Thus, setting a new clamp value for a task can result into
> a -ENOSPC error in case this will exceed the number of maximum different
> clamp values supported.
>

I see that we drop reference on the previous clamp group when a task changes
its clamp limits. What about exiting tasks which claimed clamp groups? should
not we drop the reference?

Thanks,
Pavan
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