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Subject[PATCH v6 07/14] sched/topology: Introduce sched_energy_present static key
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In order to ensure a minimal performance impact on non-energy-aware
systems, introduce a static_key guarding the access to Energy-Aware
Scheduling (EAS) code.

The static key is set iff all the following conditions are met for at
least one root domain:
1. all online CPUs of the root domain are covered by the Energy
Model (EM);
2. the complexity of the root domain's EM is low enough to keep
scheduling overheads low;
3. the root domain has an asymmetric CPU capacity topology (detected
by looking for the SD_ASYM_CPUCAPACITY flag in the sched_domain
hierarchy).

cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Quentin Perret <quentin.perret@arm.com>
---
kernel/sched/sched.h | 1 +
kernel/sched/topology.c | 77 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
2 files changed, 77 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/sched.h b/kernel/sched/sched.h
index 4b884e467545..cb3d6afdb114 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/sched.h
+++ b/kernel/sched/sched.h
@@ -1421,6 +1421,7 @@ static const_debug __maybe_unused unsigned int sysctl_sched_features =

extern struct static_key_false sched_numa_balancing;
extern struct static_key_false sched_schedstats;
+extern struct static_key_false sched_energy_present;

static inline u64 global_rt_period(void)
{
diff --git a/kernel/sched/topology.c b/kernel/sched/topology.c
index 4c6a36a8d7b8..1cb86a0ef00f 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/topology.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/topology.c
@@ -200,6 +200,14 @@ sd_parent_degenerate(struct sched_domain *sd, struct sched_domain *parent)

return 1;
}
+/*
+ * This static_key is set if at least one root domain meets all the following
+ * conditions:
+ * 1. all CPUs of the root domain are covered by the EM;
+ * 2. the EM complexity is low enough to keep scheduling overheads low;
+ * 3. the SD_ASYM_CPUCAPACITY flag is set in the sched_domain hierarchy.
+ */
+DEFINE_STATIC_KEY_FALSE(sched_energy_present);

#ifdef CONFIG_ENERGY_MODEL
static void free_pd(struct perf_domain *pd)
@@ -270,12 +278,34 @@ static void destroy_perf_domain_rcu(struct rcu_head *rp)
free_pd(pd);
}

+/*
+ * The complexity of the Energy Model is defined as: nr_pd * (nr_cpus + nr_cs)
+ * with: 'nr_pd' the number of performance domains; 'nr_cpus' the number of
+ * CPUs; and 'nr_cs' the sum of the capacity states numbers of all performance
+ * domains.
+ *
+ * It is generally not a good idea to use such a model in the wake-up path on
+ * very complex platforms because of the associated scheduling overheads. The
+ * arbitrary constraint below prevents that. It makes EAS usable up to 16 CPUs
+ * with per-CPU DVFS and less than 8 capacity states each, for example.
+ */
+#define EM_MAX_COMPLEXITY 2048
+
static void build_perf_domains(const struct cpumask *cpu_map)
{
+ int i, nr_pd = 0, nr_cs = 0, nr_cpus = cpumask_weight(cpu_map);
struct perf_domain *pd = NULL, *tmp;
int cpu = cpumask_first(cpu_map);
struct root_domain *rd = cpu_rq(cpu)->rd;
- int i;
+
+ /* EAS is enabled for asymmetric CPU capacity topologies. */
+ if (!per_cpu(sd_asym_cpucapacity, cpu)) {
+ if (sched_debug()) {
+ pr_info("rd %*pbl: CPUs do not have asymmetric capacities\n",
+ cpumask_pr_args(cpu_map));
+ }
+ goto free;
+ }

for_each_cpu(i, cpu_map) {
/* Skip already covered CPUs. */
@@ -288,6 +318,21 @@ static void build_perf_domains(const struct cpumask *cpu_map)
goto free;
tmp->next = pd;
pd = tmp;
+
+ /*
+ * Count performance domains and capacity states for the
+ * complexity check.
+ */
+ nr_pd++;
+ nr_cs += em_pd_nr_cap_states(pd->obj);
+ }
+
+ /* Bail out if the Energy Model complexity is too high. */
+ if (nr_pd * (nr_cs + nr_cpus) > EM_MAX_COMPLEXITY) {
+ if (sched_debug())
+ pr_info("rd %*pbl: EM complexity is too high\n ",
+ cpumask_pr_args(cpu_map));
+ goto free;
}

perf_domain_debug(cpu_map, pd);
@@ -307,6 +352,35 @@ static void build_perf_domains(const struct cpumask *cpu_map)
if (tmp)
call_rcu(&tmp->rcu, destroy_perf_domain_rcu);
}
+
+static void sched_energy_start(int ndoms_new, cpumask_var_t doms_new[])
+{
+ /*
+ * The conditions for EAS to start are checked during the creation of
+ * root domains. If one of them meets all conditions, it will have a
+ * non-null list of performance domains.
+ */
+ while (ndoms_new) {
+ if (cpu_rq(cpumask_first(doms_new[ndoms_new - 1]))->rd->pd)
+ goto enable;
+ ndoms_new--;
+ }
+
+ if (static_branch_unlikely(&sched_energy_present)) {
+ if (sched_debug())
+ pr_info("%s: stopping EAS\n", __func__);
+ static_branch_disable_cpuslocked(&sched_energy_present);
+ }
+
+ return;
+
+enable:
+ if (!static_branch_unlikely(&sched_energy_present)) {
+ if (sched_debug())
+ pr_info("%s: starting EAS\n", __func__);
+ static_branch_enable_cpuslocked(&sched_energy_present);
+ }
+}
#else
static void free_pd(struct perf_domain *pd) { }
#endif
@@ -2123,6 +2197,7 @@ void partition_sched_domains(int ndoms_new, cpumask_var_t doms_new[],
match3:
;
}
+ sched_energy_start(ndoms_new, doms_new);
#endif

/* Remember the new sched domains: */
--
2.17.1
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