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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 03/16] sched: Wrap rq::lock access
On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 03:23:14PM -0700, Subhra Mazumdar wrote:
>
> On 3/29/19 6:35 AM, Julien Desfossez wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 8:09 PM Subhra Mazumdar <subhra.mazumdar@oracle.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Is the core wide lock primarily responsible for the regression? I ran
> > > upto patch
> > > 12 which also has the core wide lock for tagged cgroups and also calls
> > > newidle_balance() from pick_next_task(). I don't see any regression. Of
> > > course
> > > the core sched version of pick_next_task() may be doing more but
> > > comparing with
> > > the __pick_next_task() it doesn't look too horrible.
> > On further testing and investigation, we also agree that spinlock contention
> > is not the major cause for the regression, but we feel that it should be one
> > of the major contributing factors to this performance loss.
> >
> >
> I finally did some code bisection and found the following lines are
> basically responsible for the regression. Commenting them out I don't see
> the regressions. Can you confirm? I am yet to figure if this is needed for
> the correctness of core scheduling and if so can we do this better?

It was meant to be an optimization; specifically, when no cookie was
set, don't bother to schedule the sibling(s).

> -------->8-------------
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> index fe3918c..3b3388a 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> @@ -3741,8 +3741,8 @@ pick_next_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct
> *prev, struct rq_flags *rf)
>                                  * If there weren't no cookies; we don't
> need
>                                  * to bother with the other siblings.
> */
> -                               if (i == cpu && !rq->core->core_cookie)
> -                                       goto next_class;
> +                               //if (i == cpu && !rq->core->core_cookie)
> +                                       //goto next_class;
>
> continue;
>                         }

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