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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 07/14] sched/core: uclamp: enforce last task UCLAMP_MAX
On 16-Aug 17:43, Dietmar Eggemann wrote:
> On 08/06/2018 06:39 PM, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> >When a util_max clamped task sleeps, its clamp constraints are removed
> >from the CPU. However, the blocked utilization on that CPU can still be
> >higher than the max clamp value enforced while that task was running.
> >This max clamp removal when a CPU is going to be idle could thus allow
> >unwanted CPU frequency increases, right while the task is not running.
>
> So 'rq->uclamp.flags == UCLAMP_FLAG_IDLE' means CPU is IDLE because
> non-clamped tasks are tracked as well ((group_id = 0)).

Right, but... with (group_id = 0) you mean that "non-clamped tasks are
tracked" in the first clamp group?

> Maybe this is worth mentioning here?

Maybe I can explicitely say that we detect that there are not RUNNABLE
tasks because all the clamp groups are in UCLAMP_NOT_VALID status.

> >This can happen, for example, where there is another (smaller) task
> >running on a different CPU of the same frequency domain.
> >In this case, when we aggregate the utilization of all the CPUs in a
> >shared frequency domain, schedutil can still see the full non clamped
> >blocked utilization of all the CPUs and thus eventually increase the
> >frequency.
> >
> >Let's fix this by using:
> >
> > uclamp_cpu_put_id(UCLAMP_MAX)
> > uclamp_cpu_update(last_clamp_value)
> >
> >to detect when a CPU has no more RUNNABLE clamped tasks and to flag this
> >condition. Thus, while a CPU is idle, we can still enforce the last used
> >clamp value for it.
> >
> >To the contrary, we do not track any UCLAMP_MIN since, while a CPU is
> >idle, we don't want to enforce any minimum frequency
> >Indeed, we rely just on blocked load decay to smoothly reduce the
> >frequency.
>
> [...]
>
> >diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> >index bc2beedec7bf..ff76b000bbe8 100644
> >--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> >+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> >@@ -906,7 +906,8 @@ uclamp_group_find(int clamp_id, unsigned int clamp_value)
> > * For the specified clamp index, this method computes the new CPU utilization
> > * clamp to use until the next change on the set of RUNNABLE tasks on that CPU.
> > */
> >-static inline void uclamp_cpu_update(struct rq *rq, int clamp_id)
> >+static inline void uclamp_cpu_update(struct rq *rq, int clamp_id,
> >+ unsigned int last_clamp_value)
> > {
> > struct uclamp_group *uc_grp = &rq->uclamp.group[clamp_id][0];
> > int max_value = UCLAMP_NOT_VALID;
> >@@ -924,6 +925,19 @@ static inline void uclamp_cpu_update(struct rq *rq, int clamp_id)
>
> The condition:
>
> if (!uclamp_group_active(uc_grp, group_id))
> continue;
>
> in 'for (group_id = 0; group_id <= CONFIG_UCLAMP_GROUPS_COUNT; ++group_id)
> {}' makes sure that 'max_value == UCLAMP_NOT_VALID' is true for the if
> condition (*):
>
>
> > if (max_value >= SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE)
> > break;
> > }
> >+
> >+ /*
> >+ * Just for the UCLAMP_MAX value, in case there are no RUNNABLE
> >+ * task, we keep the CPU clamped to the last task's clamp value.
> >+ * This avoids frequency spikes to MAX when one CPU, with an high
> >+ * blocked utilization, sleeps and another CPU, in the same frequency
> >+ * domain, do not see anymore the clamp on the first CPU.
> >+ */
> >+ if (clamp_id == UCLAMP_MAX && max_value == UCLAMP_NOT_VALID) {
> >+ rq->uclamp.flags |= UCLAMP_FLAG_IDLE;
> >+ max_value = last_clamp_value;
> >+ }
> >+
>
> (*): So the uc_grp[group_id].value stays last_clamp_value?

A bit confusing... but I think you've got the point.

> What do you do when the blocked utilization decays below this enforced
> last_clamp_value on that CPU?

This is done _just_ for max_util:
- it clamps a blocked utilization bigger then last_clamp_value
thus avoiding the selection of an OPP bigger then the one enforced
while the task was runnable
- it has not effect on a blocked utilization smaller then last_clamp_value
thus allowing to reduce gracefully the OPP as long as the blocked
utilization is decayed

> I assume there are plenty of this kind of corner cases because we have
> blocked signals (including all tasks) and clamping (including runnable
> tasks).

This is a pretty compelling one I've noticed in my tests and thus
worth a fix... I don't have on hand other similar corner cases, do
you?


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#include <best/regards.h>

Patrick Bellasi

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