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Date:   Tue, 15 Dec 2020 11:36:35 +0800
From:   "Li, Aubrey" <aubrey.li@...ux.intel.com>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, mgorman@...hsingularity.net,
        vincent.guittot@...aro.org
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, mingo@...hat.com,
        juri.lelli@...hat.com, valentin.schneider@....com,
        qais.yousef@....com, dietmar.eggemann@....com, rostedt@...dmis.org,
        bsegall@...gle.com, tim.c.chen@...ux.intel.com, benbjiang@...il.com
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 1/5] sched/fair: Fix select_idle_cpu()s cost
 accounting

On 2020/12/15 0:48, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> We compute the average cost of the total scan, but then use it as a
> per-cpu scan cost when computing the scan proportion. Fix this by
> properly computing a per-cpu scan cost.
> 
> This also fixes a bug where we would terminate early (!--nr, case) and
> not account that cost at all.

I'm a bit worried this may introduce a regression under heavy load.
The overhead of adding another cpu_clock() and calculation becomes 
significant when sis_scan is throttled by nr.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea to not account the scan cost at all
when sis_scan is throttled, that is, remove the first cpu_clock() as
well. The avg scan cost remains the value when the system is not very
busy, and when the load comes down and span avg idle > span avg cost,
we account the cost again. This should make select_idle_cpu() a bit
faster when the load is very high.

Thanks,
-Aubrey
> 
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@...radead.org>
> ---
>  kernel/sched/fair.c |   13 +++++++++----
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> @@ -6144,10 +6144,10 @@ static inline int select_idle_smt(struct
>  static int select_idle_cpu(struct task_struct *p, struct sched_domain *sd, int target)
>  {
>  	struct cpumask *cpus = this_cpu_cpumask_var_ptr(select_idle_mask);
> +	int cpu, loops = 1, nr = INT_MAX;
> +	int this = smp_processor_id();
>  	struct sched_domain *this_sd;
>  	u64 time;
> -	int this = smp_processor_id();
> -	int cpu, nr = INT_MAX;
>  
>  	this_sd = rcu_dereference(*this_cpu_ptr(&sd_llc));
>  	if (!this_sd)
> @@ -6175,14 +6175,19 @@ static int select_idle_cpu(struct task_s
>  	}
>  
>  	for_each_cpu_wrap(cpu, cpus, target) {
> -		if (!--nr)
> -			return -1;
>  		if (available_idle_cpu(cpu) || sched_idle_cpu(cpu))
>  			break;
> +
> +		if (loops >= nr) {
> +			cpu = -1;
> +			break;
> +		}
> +		loops++;
>  	}
>  
>  	if (sched_feat(SIS_PROP)) {
>  		time = cpu_clock(this) - time;
> +		time = div_u64(time, loops);
>  		update_avg(&this_sd->avg_scan_cost, time);
>  	}
>  
> 
> 

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