Re: sched: Avoid SMT siblings in select_idle_sibling() if possible

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Mar 26 2012 - 15:48:54 EST

On Mon, 2012-03-26 at 23:05 +0530, Srivatsa Vaddagiri wrote:
> From what I can tell, the huge improvement in benchmark score is coming from
> reduced latencies for its VM tasks.

But if the machine is pegged latency should not impact throughput (since
there's always work to do), so are you creating extra idle time some

Are you running against lock-inversion in the vcpus? Or that tlb
shootdown issue we had in the gang scheduling thread? Both are typically
busy-wait time, which is of course harder to spot that actual idle
time :/

Then again, reducing latency is good, so I don't object to that per-se,
but that flips the question, why does it regress those other loads?

The biggest regression came from tbench, wasn't that mostly a random
number generator anyway? How stable are those results, do you have a
variance measure on the results?
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