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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 4/9] sched: SIS_CORE to disable idle core search
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On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 18:49:39 +0100, subhra mazumdar wrote...

> Use SIS_CORE to disable idle core search. For some workloads
> select_idle_core becomes a scalability bottleneck, removing it improves
> throughput. Also there are workloads where disabling it can hurt latency,
> so need to have an option.
>
> Signed-off-by: subhra mazumdar <subhra.mazumdar@oracle.com>
> ---
> kernel/sched/fair.c | 8 +++++---
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> index c31082d..23ec9c6 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> @@ -6268,9 +6268,11 @@ static int select_idle_sibling(struct task_struct *p, int prev, int target)
> if (!sd)
> return target;
>
> - i = select_idle_core(p, sd, target);
> - if ((unsigned)i < nr_cpumask_bits)
> - return i;
> + if (sched_feat(SIS_CORE)) {
> + i = select_idle_core(p, sd, target);
> + if ((unsigned)i < nr_cpumask_bits)
> + return i;
> + }
>
> i = select_idle_cpu(p, sd, target);
> if ((unsigned)i < nr_cpumask_bits)

This looks like should be squashed with the previous one, or whatever
code you'll add to define when this "biasing" is to be used or not.

Best,
Patrick

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Patrick Bellasi

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