Re: [RFC PATCH v3 0/3] sched: simplify the select_task_rq_fair()

From: Michael Wang
Date: Fri Feb 22 2013 - 03:35:50 EST

On 02/22/2013 04:17 PM, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-02-22 at 14:42 +0800, Michael Wang wrote:
>> So this is trying to take care the condition when curr_cpu(local) and
>> prev_cpu(remote) are on different nodes, which in the old world,
>> wake_affine() won't be invoked, correct?
> It'll be called any time this_cpu and prev_cpu aren't one and the same.
> It'd be pretty silly to asking whether to pull_here or leave_there when
> here and there are identical.

Agree :)

>> Hmm...I think this maybe a good additional checking before enter balance
>> path, but I could not estimate the cost to record the relationship at
>> this moment of time...
> It'd be pretty cheap, but I'd hate adding any cycles to the fast path
> unless those cycles have one hell of a good payoff, so the caching would
> have to show most excellent cold hard numbers (talk crazy ideas walk;).

It sounds like a good idea, I'm not sure whether it's cheap and how many
benefit we could gain, but it worth some research.

I will thinking more about it after finished the sbm work.

Michael Wang

> -Mike

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