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Date:   Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:45:49 +0000
From:   Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@....com>
To:     Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@....com>
Cc:     Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Pavan Kondeti <pkondeti@...eaurora.org>,
        Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com>,
        Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@...aro.org>,
        Ben Segall <bsegall@...gle.com>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] sched/rt: cpupri_find: implement fallback mechanism
 for !fit case

On 02/17/20 20:09, Dietmar Eggemann wrote:
> On 14/02/2020 17:39, Qais Yousef wrote:
> 
> [...]
> 
> >  /**
> >   * cpupri_find - find the best (lowest-pri) CPU in the system
> >   * @cp: The cpupri context
> > @@ -62,80 +115,72 @@ int cpupri_find(struct cpupri *cp, struct task_struct *p,
> >  		struct cpumask *lowest_mask,
> >  		bool (*fitness_fn)(struct task_struct *p, int cpu))
> >  {
> > -	int idx = 0;
> >  	int task_pri = convert_prio(p->prio);
> > +	int best_unfit_idx = -1;
> > +	int idx = 0, cpu;
> >  
> >  	BUG_ON(task_pri >= CPUPRI_NR_PRIORITIES);
> >  
> >  	for (idx = 0; idx < task_pri; idx++) {
> > -		struct cpupri_vec *vec  = &cp->pri_to_cpu[idx];
> > -		int skip = 0;
> >  
> > -		if (!atomic_read(&(vec)->count))
> > -			skip = 1;
> > -		/*
> > -		 * When looking at the vector, we need to read the counter,
> > -		 * do a memory barrier, then read the mask.
> > -		 *
> > -		 * Note: This is still all racey, but we can deal with it.
> > -		 *  Ideally, we only want to look at masks that are set.
> > -		 *
> > -		 *  If a mask is not set, then the only thing wrong is that we
> > -		 *  did a little more work than necessary.
> > -		 *
> > -		 *  If we read a zero count but the mask is set, because of the
> > -		 *  memory barriers, that can only happen when the highest prio
> > -		 *  task for a run queue has left the run queue, in which case,
> > -		 *  it will be followed by a pull. If the task we are processing
> > -		 *  fails to find a proper place to go, that pull request will
> > -		 *  pull this task if the run queue is running at a lower
> > -		 *  priority.
> > -		 */
> > -		smp_rmb();
> > -
> > -		/* Need to do the rmb for every iteration */
> > -		if (skip)
> > -			continue;
> > -
> > -		if (cpumask_any_and(p->cpus_ptr, vec->mask) >= nr_cpu_ids)
> > +		if (!__cpupri_find(cp, p, lowest_mask, idx))
> >  			continue;
> >  
> > -		if (lowest_mask) {
> > -			int cpu;
> 
> Shouldn't we add an extra condition here?
> 
> +               if (!static_branch_unlikely(&sched_asym_cpucapacity))
> +                       return 1;
> +
> 
> Otherwise non-heterogeneous systems have to got through this
> for_each_cpu(cpu, lowest_mask) further below for no good reason.

Hmm below is the best solution I can think of at the moment. Works for you?

It's independent of what this patch tries to fix, so I'll add as a separate
patch to the series in the next update.

Thanks

--
Qais Yousef

---

diff --git a/kernel/sched/rt.c b/kernel/sched/rt.c
index 5ea235f2cfe8..5f2eaf3affde 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/rt.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/rt.c
@@ -14,6 +14,8 @@ static int do_sched_rt_period_timer(struct rt_bandwidth *rt_b, int overrun);

 struct rt_bandwidth def_rt_bandwidth;

+typedef bool (*fitness_fn_t)(struct task_struct *p, int cpu);
+
 static enum hrtimer_restart sched_rt_period_timer(struct hrtimer *timer)
 {
        struct rt_bandwidth *rt_b =
@@ -1708,6 +1710,7 @@ static int find_lowest_rq(struct task_struct *task)
        struct cpumask *lowest_mask = this_cpu_cpumask_var_ptr(local_cpu_mask);
        int this_cpu = smp_processor_id();
        int cpu      = task_cpu(task);
+       fitness_fn_t fitness_fn;

        /* Make sure the mask is initialized first */
        if (unlikely(!lowest_mask))
@@ -1716,8 +1719,17 @@ static int find_lowest_rq(struct task_struct *task)
        if (task->nr_cpus_allowed == 1)
                return -1; /* No other targets possible */

+       /*
+        * Help cpupri_find avoid the cost of looking for a fitting CPU when
+        * not really needed.
+        */
+       if (static_branch_unlikely(&sched_asym_cpucapacity))
+               fitness_fn = rt_task_fits_capacity;
+       else
+               fitness_fn = NULL;
+
        if (!cpupri_find(&task_rq(task)->rd->cpupri, task, lowest_mask,
-                        rt_task_fits_capacity))
+                        fitness_fn))
                return -1; /* No targets found */

        /*


> 
> > +		if (!lowest_mask || !fitness_fn)
> > +			return 1;
> >  
> > -			cpumask_and(lowest_mask, p->cpus_ptr, vec->mask);
> > +		/* Ensure the capacity of the CPUs fit the task */
> > +		for_each_cpu(cpu, lowest_mask) {
> > +			if (!fitness_fn(p, cpu))
> > +				cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu, lowest_mask);
> > +		}
> 
> [...]

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