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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:08:54 +0100
From:	Mike Galbraith <efault@....de>
To:	Arjan van de Ven <arjan@...radead.org>
Cc:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, mingo@...e.hu,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] sched: Disable affine wakeups by default

On Sun, 2009-10-25 at 21:52 -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 05:38:27 +0100
> Mike Galbraith <efault@....de> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 02:53 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2009-10-25 at 23:04 +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > > >                 if (want_affine && (tmp->flags & SD_WAKE_AFFINE)
> > > > &&
> > > > -                   cpumask_test_cpu(prev_cpu,
> > > > sched_domain_span(tmp))) {
> > > > +                               (level == SD_LV_SIBLING || level
> > > > == SD_LV_MC)) {
> > > 
> > > quick comment without actually having looked at the patch, we should
> > > really get rid of sd->level and encode properties of the sched
> > > domains in sd->flags.
> > 
> > Yeah, sounds right, while writing that, it looked kinda ugly.  I
> > suppose arch land needs to encode cache property somehow if I really
> > want to be able to target cache on multicore.  Booting becomes..
> > exciting when I tinker down there.
> 
> or we just use SD_WAKE_AFFINE / SD_BALANCE_WAKE for this...

I don't see how.  Oh, you mean another domain level, top level being
cache property, and turn off when degenerating?  That looks like it'd be
a problem, but adding SD_CACHE_SIBLING or whatnot should work.  Problem
is how to gain knowledge of whether multicores share a cache or not.

	-Mike

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