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Date:	Mon, 19 May 2014 06:11:21 -0700
From:	tip-bot for Rik van Riel <>
Subject: [tip:sched/core] sched,numa: Decay wakee_flips instead of zeroing

Commit-ID:  5658b4f43e63f8c7b4a27995dcb2cf43a52ee398
Author:     Rik van Riel <>
AuthorDate: Fri, 16 May 2014 00:13:32 -0400
Committer:  Thomas Gleixner <>
CommitDate: Mon, 19 May 2014 22:02:43 +0900

sched,numa: Decay wakee_flips instead of zeroing

Affine wakeups have the potential to interfere with NUMA placement.
If a task wakes up too many other tasks, affine wakeups will get

However, regardless of how many other tasks it wakes up, it gets
re-enabled once a second, potentially interfering with NUMA
placement of other tasks.

By decaying wakee_wakes in half instead of zeroing it, we can avoid
that problem for some workloads.

Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
 kernel/sched/fair.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 503f750..c9617b7 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -4065,7 +4065,7 @@ static void record_wakee(struct task_struct *p)
 	 * about the loss.
 	if (jiffies > current->wakee_flip_decay_ts + HZ) {
-		current->wakee_flips = 0;
+		current->wakee_flips >>= 1;
 		current->wakee_flip_decay_ts = jiffies;
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