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Date:   Fri,  1 May 2020 12:49:27 +0100
From:   Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@....com>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>
Cc:     Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@....com>,
        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>,
        Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com>,
        Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@...aro.org>,
        Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@....com>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Ben Segall <bsegall@...gle.com>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>,
        Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>,
        Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@...gle.com>,
        Quentin Perret <qperret@...gle.com>,
        Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@....com>,
        Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@...bug.net>,
        Pavan Kondeti <pkondeti@...eaurora.org>,
        Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>,
        linux-doc@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH v4 2/2] Documentation/sysctl: Document uclamp sysctl knobs

Uclamp exposes 3 sysctl knobs:

	* sched_util_clamp_min
	* sched_util_clamp_max
	* sched_util_clamp_min_rt_default

Document them in sysctl/kernel.rst.

Signed-off-by: Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@....com>
CC: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>
CC: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com>
CC: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@...aro.org>
CC: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@....com>
CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
CC: Ben Segall <bsegall@...gle.com>
CC: Mel Gorman <mgorman@...e.de>
CC: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@...nel.org>
CC: Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
CC: Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@...gle.com>
CC: Quentin Perret <qperret@...gle.com>
CC: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@....com>
CC: Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@...bug.net>
CC: Pavan Kondeti <pkondeti@...eaurora.org>
CC: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...radead.org>
CC: linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
CC: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
CC: linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
---

Changes in v4:
	* Punctuation fixes (Randy Dunlap).


 Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst | 48 +++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 48 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
index 0d427fd10941..521c18ce3d92 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
@@ -940,6 +940,54 @@ Enables/disables scheduler statistics. Enabling this feature
 incurs a small amount of overhead in the scheduler but is
 useful for debugging and performance tuning.
 
+sched_util_clamp_min:
+=====================
+
+Max allowed *minimum* utilization.
+
+Default value is SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE (1024), which is the maximum possible
+value.
+
+It means that any requested uclamp.min value cannot be greater than
+sched_util_clamp_min, i.e., it is restricted to the range
+[0:sched_util_clamp_min].
+
+sched_util_clamp_max:
+=====================
+
+Max allowed *maximum* utilization.
+
+Default value is SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE (1024), which is the maximum possible
+value.
+
+It means that any requested uclamp.max value cannot be greater than
+sched_util_clamp_max, i.e., it is restricted to the range
+[0:sched_util_clamp_max].
+
+sched_util_clamp_min_rt_default:
+================================
+
+By default Linux is tuned for performance. Which means that RT tasks always run
+at the highest frequency and most capable (highest capacity) CPU (in
+heterogeneous systems).
+
+Uclamp achieves this by setting the requested uclamp.min of all RT tasks to
+SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE (1024) by default, which effectively boosts the tasks to
+run at the highest frequency and biases them to run on the biggest CPU.
+
+This knob allows admins to change the default behavior when uclamp is being
+used. In battery powered devices particularly, running at the maximum
+capacity and frequency will increase energy consumption and shorten the battery
+life.
+
+This knob is only effective for RT tasks which the user hasn't modified their
+requested uclamp.min value via sched_setattr() syscall.
+
+This knob will not escape the constraint imposed by sched_util_clamp_min
+defined above.
+
+Any modification is applied lazily on the next opportunity the scheduler needs
+to calculate the effective value of uclamp.min of the task.
 
 seccomp
 =======
-- 
2.17.1

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