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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 02/16] sched/core: uclamp: map TASK's clamp values into CPU's clamp groups
On 13-Sep 21:14, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 06:52:02PM +0100, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> > On 12-Sep 19:42, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 06:35:15PM +0100, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> > > > On 12-Sep 18:12, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > >
> > > > > No idea; but if you want to go all fancy you can replace he whole
> > > > > uclamp_map thing with something like:
> > > > >
> > > > > struct uclamp_map {
> > > > > union {
> > > > > struct {
> > > > > unsigned long v : 10;
> > > > > unsigned long c : BITS_PER_LONG - 10;
> > > > > };
> > > > > atomic_long_t s;
> > > > > };
> > > > > };
> > > >
> > > > That sounds really cool and scary at the same time :)
> > > >
> > > > The v:10 requires that we never set SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE>1024
> > > > or that we use it to track a percentage value (i.e. [0..100]).
> > >
> > > Or we pick 11 bits, it seems unlikely that capacity be larger than 2k.
> >
> > Just remembered a past experience where we had unaligned access traps
> > on some machine because... don't you see any potentially issue on
> > using bitfleds like you suggest above ?
> >
> > I'm thinking to:
> >
> > commit 317d359df95d ("sched/core: Force proper alignment of 'struct util_est'")
>
> There should not be (and I'm still confused by that particular commit
> you reference). If we access everything through the uclamp_map::s, and
> only use the bitfields to interpret the results, it all 'works'.

Yes, the problem above was different... still I was wondering if there
could be bitfields related alignment issue lurking somewhere.
But, as you say, if we always R/W atomically via uclamp_map::s there
should be none.

> The tricky thing we did earlier was trying to use u64 accesses for 2
> u32 variables. And somehow ia64 didn't get the alignment right.

Right, np... sorry for the noise.

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Patrick Bellasi

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