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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:26:51 -0600 (CST)
From:	Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
To:	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
cc:	Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Gilad Ben-Yossef <gilad@...yossef.com>,
	Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>,
	John Stultz <john.stultz@...aro.org>,
	Mike Frysinger <vapier@...too.org>,
	Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@...il.com>,
	Hakan Akkan <hakanakkan@...il.com>,
	Max Krasnyansky <maxk@....qualcomm.com>,
	Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: [NOHZ] Remove scheduler_tick_max_deferment

>
> Would it make sense for unlimited max deferment to be available as
> a boot parameter?  That would allow people who want tick-free execution
> more than accurate stats to get that easily, while keeping stats accurate
> for everyone else.

Subject: Make the maximum tick deferral for CONFIG_NO_HZ configurable

Add a way to configure this interval at boot and via
/proc/sys/vm/max_defer_tick

Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>

Index: linux/kernel/sched/core.c
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ linux/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -2574,6 +2574,17 @@ void scheduler_tick(void)
 }

 #ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL
+int sysctl_max_defer_tick __read_mostly = 1;
+
+static int __init max_defer_tick_setup(char *str)
+{
+	sysctl_max_defer_tick = simple_strtol(str, NULL, 0);
+	pr_info("NO_HZ_FULL maxinum deferral of busy tick set to %d\n",
+		sysctl_max_defer_tick);
+	return 1;
+}
+__setup("max_defer_tick=", max_defer_tick_setup);
+
 /**
  * scheduler_tick_max_deferment
  *
@@ -2592,7 +2603,7 @@ u64 scheduler_tick_max_deferment(void)
 	struct rq *rq = this_rq();
 	unsigned long next, now = ACCESS_ONCE(jiffies);

-	next = rq->last_sched_tick + HZ;
+	next = rq->last_sched_tick + sysctl_max_defer_tick * HZ;

 	if (time_before_eq(next, now))
 		return 0;
Index: linux/kernel/sysctl.c
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/kernel/sysctl.c
+++ linux/kernel/sysctl.c
@@ -1407,6 +1407,15 @@ static struct ctl_table vm_table[] = {
 		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec_jiffies,
 	},
 #endif
+#ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL
+	{
+		.procname	= "max_defer_tick",
+		.data		= &sysctl_max_defer_tick,
+		.maxlen		= sizeof(sysctl_max_defer_tick),
+		.mode		= 0644,
+		.proc_handler	= proc_dointvec_jiffies,
+	},
+#endif
 #ifdef CONFIG_MMU
 	{
 		.procname	= "mmap_min_addr",
Index: linux/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
+++ linux/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
@@ -714,6 +714,13 @@ is 1 second.

 ==============================================================

+max_defer_tick
+
+The maximum time that the tick may be deferred while a process is
+monopolizing a cpu.
+
+==============================================================
+
 swappiness

 This control is used to define how aggressive the kernel will swap
Index: linux/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ linux/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1876,6 +1876,10 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes
 			devices can be requested on-demand with the
 			/dev/loop-control interface.

+	max_defer_tick	[NO_HZ_FULL] The number of seconds that the system may
+			defer the timer tick if a process is monopolizing the
+			cpu.
+
 	mce		[X86-32] Machine Check Exception

 	mce=option	[X86-64] See Documentation/x86/x86_64/boot-options.txt
Index: linux/include/linux/sched/sysctl.h
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/include/linux/sched/sysctl.h
+++ linux/include/linux/sched/sysctl.h
@@ -53,6 +53,10 @@ extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancin
 extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_period_max;
 extern unsigned int sysctl_numa_balancing_scan_size;

+#ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL
+extern int sysctl_max_defer_tick;
+#endif
+
 #ifdef CONFIG_SCHED_DEBUG
 extern unsigned int sysctl_sched_migration_cost;
 extern unsigned int sysctl_sched_nr_migrate;
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