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Date:   Fri, 12 May 2017 14:57:50 -0600
From:   Jeffrey Hugo <jhugo@...eaurora.org>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:     Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@....com>,
        Austin Christ <austinwc@...eaurora.org>,
        Tyler Baicar <tbaicar@...eaurora.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC 1/2] sched/fair: Fix load_balance() affinity redo path

On 5/12/2017 2:47 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:01:37AM -0600, Jeffrey Hugo wrote:
>> diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
>> index d711093..8f783ba 100644
>> --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
>> +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
>> @@ -8219,8 +8219,19 @@ static int load_balance(int this_cpu, struct rq *this_rq,
>>   
>>   		/* All tasks on this runqueue were pinned by CPU affinity */
>>   		if (unlikely(env.flags & LBF_ALL_PINNED)) {
>> +			struct cpumask tmp;
> 
> You cannot have cpumask's on stack.

Well, we need a temp variable to store the intermediate values since the 
cpumask_* operations are somewhat limited, and require a "storage" 
parameter.

Do you have any suggestions to meet all of these requirements?

> 
>> +
>> +			/* Cpumask of all initially possible busiest cpus. */
>> +			cpumask_copy(&tmp, sched_domain_span(env.sd));
>> +			cpumask_clear_cpu(env.dst_cpu, &tmp);
> 
> You forgot to mask with cpu_active_mask.

cpus == cpu_active_mask, which we compare against below in just a few 
lines with the cpumask_intersects check.  So, no, I don't think we did 
forget to mask with cpu_active_mask.

> 
>> +
>>   			cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu_of(busiest), cpus);
>> -			if (!cpumask_empty(cpus)) {
>> +			/*
>> +			 * Go back to "redo" iff the load-balance cpumask
>> +			 * contains other potential busiest cpus for the
>> +			 * current sched domain.
>> +			 */
>> +			if (cpumask_intersects(cpus, &tmp)) {
>>   				env.loop = 0;
>>   				env.loop_break = sched_nr_migrate_break;
>>   				goto redo;


-- 
Jeffrey Hugo
Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies as an affiliate of Qualcomm 
Technologies, Inc.
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