Re: [PATCH V2 Resend 3/4] workqueue: Schedule work on non-idle cpuinstead of current one

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Mon Jan 07 2013 - 17:29:43 EST

On Mon, 2013-01-07 at 23:29 +0530, Viresh Kumar wrote:

> > By default, I would suggest for cache locality,
> > that we try to keep it on the same CPU. But if there's a better CPU to
> > run on, it runs there.
> That would break our intention behind this routine. We should run
> it on a cpu which we think is the best one for it power/performance wise.

If you are running on a big.Little box sure. But for normal (read x86 ;)
systems, it should probably stay on the current CPU.

> So, i would like to call the sched_select_cpu() routine from this routine to
> get the suggested cpu.

Does the caller need to know? Or if you have a big.LITTLE setup, it
should just work automagically?

> This routine would however would see more changes later to optimize it
> more.
> > Also, we could still add a debug option that
> > makes it always run on other CPUs to slap developers that don't read.
> I don't think we need it :(
> It would be a new API, with zero existing users. And so, whomsoever uses
> it, should know what exactly he is doing :)

Heh, you don't know kernel developers well do you? ;-)

Once a new API is added to the kernel tree, it quickly becomes

-- Steve

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