Re: [PATCH] sched: wakeup buddy

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Fri Mar 08 2013 - 03:26:26 EST

On Fri, 2013-03-08 at 15:30 +0800, Michael Wang wrote:
> On 03/08/2013 02:44 PM, Mike Galbraith wrote:

> > In general, I think things would work better if we'd just rate limit how
> > frequently we can wakeup migrate each individual task.
> Isn't the wakeup buddy already limit the rate? and by turning the knob,
> we could change the rate on our demand.

I was referring to the existing kernel, not as altered.

> We want
> > jabbering tasks to share L3, but we don't really want to trash L2 at an
> > awesome rate.
> I don't get it..., it's a task which has 'sleep' for some time, unless
> there is no task running on prev_cpu when it's sleeping, otherwise
> whatever the new cpu is, we will trash L2, isn't it?

I'm thinking if you wake it to it's old home after a microscopic sleep,
it has a good chance of evicting the current resident, rescuing its L2.
If tasks which do microscopic sleep can't move around at a high rate,
they'll poke holes in fewer preempt victims. If they're _really_ fast
switchers, always wake affine. They can't hurt much, they don't do much
other than schedule off.


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