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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 09/14] sched/core: uclamp: propagate parent clamps
On 08/06/2018 06:39 PM, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> In order to properly support hierarchical resources control, the cgroup
> delegation model requires that attribute writes from a child group never
> fail but still are (potentially) constrained based on parent's assigned
> resources. This requires to properly propagate and aggregate parent
> attributes down to its descendants.

I don't understand the reason mentioned here:

IMHO, a write to a child's (tg1/tg11) cpu.rt_runtime_us can fail if the
value is restricted by the parents value:

root@juno:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu# cat cpu.rt_*
root@juno:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu# cat tg1/cpu.rt_*
root@juno:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu# cat tg1/tg11/cpu.rt_*
root@juno:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu# echo 950000 > tg1/tg11/cpu.rt_runtime_us
-bash: echo: write error: Invalid argument
root@juno:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu# echo 950000 > tg1/cpu.rt_runtime_us
root@juno:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpu# echo 950000 > tg1/tg11/cpu.rt_runtime_us

> Let's implement this mechanism by adding a new "effective" clamp value
> for each task group. The effective clamp value is defined as the smaller
> value between the clamp value of a group and the effective clamp value
> of its parent. This represent also the clamp value which is actually
> used to clamp tasks in each task group.
> Since it can be interesting for tasks in a cgroup to know exactly what
> is the currently propagated/enforced configuration, the effective clamp
> values are exposed to user-space by means of a new pair of read-only
> attributes: cpu.util.{min,max}.effective.

I assume here that the cpu.util.{min,max} of the child will not be used
any more because the 'effective' counterparts are taken instead.

I wonder if this propagation not been provided with only


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