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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched/fair: ensure tasks spreading in LLC during LB
On Mon, Nov 02, 2020 at 11:24:57AM +0100, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> schbench shows latency increase for 95 percentile above since:
> commit 0b0695f2b34a ("sched/fair: Rework load_balance()")
>
> Align the behavior of the load balancer with the wake up path, which tries
> to select an idle CPU which belongs to the LLC for a waking task.
>
> calculate_imbalance() will use nr_running instead of the spare
> capacity when CPUs share resources (ie cache) at the domain level. This
> will ensure a better spread of tasks on idle CPUs.
>
> Running schbench on a hikey (8cores arm64) shows the problem:
>
> tip/sched/core :
> schbench -m 2 -t 4 -s 10000 -c 1000000 -r 10
> Latency percentiles (usec)
> 50.0th: 33
> 75.0th: 45
> 90.0th: 51
> 95.0th: 4152
> *99.0th: 14288
> 99.5th: 14288
> 99.9th: 14288
> min=0, max=14276
>
> tip/sched/core + patch :
> schbench -m 2 -t 4 -s 10000 -c 1000000 -r 10
> Latency percentiles (usec)
> 50.0th: 34
> 75.0th: 47
> 90.0th: 52
> 95.0th: 78
> *99.0th: 94
> 99.5th: 94
> 99.9th: 94
> min=0, max=94
>
> Fixes: 0b0695f2b34a ("sched/fair: Rework load_balance()")
> Reported-by: Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>
> Suggested-by: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>

Thanks!

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