Re: [CFS Bandwidth Control v4 3/7] sched: throttle cfs_rq entitieswhich exceed their local quota
From: Bharata B Rao
Date: Sun Feb 27 2011 - 22:50:45 EST
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:51:01PM -0800, Paul Turner wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 5:58 AM, Bharata B Rao
> <bharata@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 07:10:58PM -0800, Paul Turner wrote:
> >> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 5:32 AM, Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 19:18 -0800, Paul Turner wrote:
> >> >> + update_cfs_load(cfs_rq, 0);
> >> >> +
> >> >> + /* prevent previous buddy nominations from re-picking this se */
> >> >> + clear_buddies(cfs_rq_of(se), se);
> >> >> +
> >> >> + /*
> >> >> + * It's possible for the current task to block and re-wake before task
> >> >> + * switch, leading to a throttle within enqueue_task->update_curr()
> >> >> + * versus an an entity that has not technically been enqueued yet.
> >> >
> >> > I'm not quite seeing how this would happen.. care to expand on this?
> >> >
> >> I'm not sure the example Bharata gave is correct -- I'm going to treat
> >> that discussion separately as it's not the intent here.
> > Just for the record, my examples were not given for the above question from
> > Peter.
> > I answered two questions and I am tempted to stand by those until proven
> > wrong :)
> This is important to get right, I'm happy to elaborate.
> > 1. Why do we have cfs_rq_throtted() check in dequeue_task_fair() ?
> The check is primarily needed because we could become throttled as
> part of a regular dequeue. At which point we bail because the parent
> dequeue is actually complete.
> (Were it necessitated by load balance we could actually not do this
> and just perform a hierarchal check within load_balance_fair)
> > ( => How could we be running if our parent was throttled ?)
> The only way we can be running if our parent was throttled is if /we/
> triggered that throttle and have been marked for re-schedule.
> > Consider the following hierarchy.
> > Root Group
> > |
> > |
> > Group 1 (Bandwidth constrained group)
> > |
> > |
> > Group 2 (Infinite runtime group)
> > Assume both the groups have tasks in them.
> > When Group 1 is throttled, its cfs_rq is marked throttled, and is removed from
> > Root group's runqueue. But leaf tasks in Group 2 continue to be enqueued in
> > Group 1's runqueue.
> Yes, the hierarchy state is maintained in isolation.
> > Load balancer kicks in on CPU A and figures out that it can pull a few tasks
> > from CPU B (busiest_cpu). It iterates through all the task groups
> > (load_balance_fair) and considers Group 2 also. It tries to pull a task from
> > CPU B's cfs_rq for Group 2. I don't see anything that would prevent the
> > load balancer from bailing out here.
> Per above, the descendants of a throttled group are also identified
> (and appropriately skipped) using h_load.
This bit is still unclear to me. We do nothing in tg_load_down() to treat
throttled cfs_rqs differently when calculating h_load. Nor do we do
anything in load_balance_fair() to explicitly identify descendents of
throttled group using h_load AFAICS. All we have is
cfs_rq_throttled() check, which I think should be converted to entity_on_rq()
to check for the throttled hierarchy and discard pulling from throttled
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