[PATCH 33/33] sched: Disable lb_bias feature for full dynticks

From: Frederic Weisbecker
Date: Mon Jan 07 2013 - 21:09:53 EST

If we run in full dynticks mode, we have no way to
update the CPU load stats as typically done by

Hence we need to force LB_BIAS sched feature to be off
because we can't rely on these statistics to measure a
CPU load in order to find a target for load balancing.

Instead, lets only rely on the current runqueue load

Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Geoff Levand <geoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Gilad Ben Yossef <gilad@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Hakan Akkan <hakanakkan@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Li Zhong <zhong@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Namhyung Kim <namhyung.kim@xxxxxxx>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/sched/fair.c | 13 +++++++++++--
kernel/sched/features.h | 3 +++
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index bd9113a..4a55e8a 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -2903,6 +2903,15 @@ static unsigned long weighted_cpuload(const int cpu)
return cpu_rq(cpu)->load.weight;

+static inline int sched_lb_bias(void)
+ return sched_feat(LB_BIAS);
+ return 0;
* Return a low guess at the load of a migration-source cpu weighted
* according to the scheduling class and "nice" value.
@@ -2915,7 +2924,7 @@ static unsigned long source_load(int cpu, int type)
struct rq *rq = cpu_rq(cpu);
unsigned long total = weighted_cpuload(cpu);

- if (type == 0 || !sched_feat(LB_BIAS))
+ if (type == 0 || !sched_lb_bias())
return total;

return min(rq->cpu_load[type-1], total);
@@ -2930,7 +2939,7 @@ static unsigned long target_load(int cpu, int type)
struct rq *rq = cpu_rq(cpu);
unsigned long total = weighted_cpuload(cpu);

- if (type == 0 || !sched_feat(LB_BIAS))
+ if (type == 0 || !sched_lb_bias())
return total;

return max(rq->cpu_load[type-1], total);
diff --git a/kernel/sched/features.h b/kernel/sched/features.h
index 1ad1d2b..4c8c113 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/features.h
+++ b/kernel/sched/features.h
@@ -43,7 +43,10 @@ SCHED_FEAT(ARCH_POWER, true)


* Spin-wait on mutex acquisition when the mutex owner is running on

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