Re: [RFC PATCH v3 0/3] sched: simplify the select_task_rq_fair()
From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Fri Feb 22 2013 - 07:11:32 EST
* Mike Galbraith <efault@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-02-22 at 10:54 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Mike Galbraith <efault@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2013-02-22 at 09:36 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2013-02-22 at 10:37 +0800, Michael Wang wrote:
> > > > > But that's really some benefit hardly to be estimate, especially when
> > > > > the workload is heavy, the cost of wake_affine() is very high to
> > > > > calculated se one by one, is that worth for some benefit we could not
> > > > > promise?
> > > >
> > > > Look at something like pipe-test.. wake_affine() used to
> > > > ensure both client/server ran on the same cpu, but then I
> > > > think we added select_idle_sibling() and wrecked it again :/
> > >
> > > Yeah, that's the absolute worst case for
> > > select_idle_sibling(), 100% synchronous, absolutely nothing to
> > > be gained by cross cpu scheduling. Fortunately, most tasks do
> > > more than that, but nonetheless, select_idle_sibling()
> > > definitely is a two faced little b*tch. I'd like to see the
> > > evil b*tch die, but something needs to replace it's pretty
> > > face. One thing that you can do is simply don't call it when
> > > the context switch rate is incredible.. its job is to recover
> > > overlap, if you're scheduling near your max, there's no win
> > > worth the cost.
> > Couldn't we make the cutoff dependent on sched_migration_cost?
> > If the wakeup comes in faster than that then don't spread.
> No, that's too high, you loose too much of the pretty face.
Then a logical proportion of it - such as half of it?
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