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Subject[PATCH v13 2/3] x86,/proc/pid/status: Add AVX-512 usage elapsed time
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AVX-512 components use could cause core turbo frequency drop. So
it's useful to expose AVX-512 usage elapsed time as a heuristic hint
for the user space job scheduler to cluster the AVX-512 using tasks
together.

Tensorflow example:
$ while [ 1 ]; do cat /proc/pid/status | grep AVX; sleep 1; done
AVX512_elapsed_ms: 4
AVX512_elapsed_ms: 8
AVX512_elapsed_ms: 4

This means that 4 milliseconds have elapsed since the AVX512 usage
of tensorflow task was detected when the task was scheduled out.

Or:
$ cat /proc/pid/status | grep AVX512_elapsed_ms
AVX512_elapsed_ms: -1

The number '-1' indicates that no AVX512 usage recorded before
thus the task unlikely has frequency drop issue.

User space tools may want to further check by:

$ perf stat --pid <pid> -e core_power.lvl2_turbo_license -- sleep 1

Performance counter stats for process id '3558':

3,251,565,961 core_power.lvl2_turbo_license

1.004031387 seconds time elapsed

Non-zero counter value confirms that the task causes frequency drop.

Signed-off-by: Aubrey Li <aubrey.li@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>
Cc: Dave Hansen <dave.hansen@intel.com>
Cc: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com>
---
arch/x86/kernel/fpu/xstate.c | 42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 42 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/xstate.c b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/xstate.c
index 9cc108456d0b..e480a535eeb2 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/xstate.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/fpu/xstate.c
@@ -7,6 +7,8 @@
#include <linux/cpu.h>
#include <linux/mman.h>
#include <linux/pkeys.h>
+#include <linux/seq_file.h>
+#include <linux/proc_fs.h>

#include <asm/fpu/api.h>
#include <asm/fpu/internal.h>
@@ -1243,3 +1245,43 @@ int copy_user_to_xstate(struct xregs_state *xsave, const void __user *ubuf)

return 0;
}
+
+/*
+ * Report the amount of time elapsed in millisecond since last AVX512
+ * use in the task.
+ */
+static void avx512_status(struct seq_file *m, struct task_struct *task)
+{
+ unsigned long timestamp = task->thread.fpu.avx512_timestamp;
+ long delta;
+
+ if (!timestamp) {
+ /*
+ * Report -1 if no AVX512 usage
+ */
+ delta = -1;
+ } else {
+ delta = (long)(jiffies - timestamp);
+ /*
+ * Cap to LONG_MAX if time difference > LONG_MAX
+ */
+ if (delta < 0)
+ delta = LONG_MAX;
+ delta = jiffies_to_msecs(delta);
+ }
+
+ seq_put_decimal_ll(m, "AVX512_elapsed_ms:\t", delta);
+ seq_putc(m, '\n');
+}
+
+/*
+ * Report architecture specific information
+ */
+void arch_proc_pid_status(struct seq_file *m, struct task_struct *task)
+{
+ /*
+ * Report AVX512 state if the processor and build option supported.
+ */
+ if (cpu_feature_enabled(X86_FEATURE_AVX512F))
+ avx512_status(m, task);
+}
--
2.17.1
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