Re: [patch v5 11/15] sched: add power/performance balance allow flag
From: Alex Shi
Date: Wed Feb 20 2013 - 08:52:38 EST
On 02/20/2013 09:37 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-02-20 at 20:04 +0800, Alex Shi wrote:
>>>> @@ -5195,6 +5197,8 @@ static int load_balance(int this_cpu, struct rq
>>>> .idle = idle,
>>>> .loop_break = sched_nr_migrate_break,
>>>> .cpus = cpus,
>>>> + .power_lb = 0,
>>>> + .perf_lb = 1,
>>>> cpumask_copy(cpus, cpu_active_mask);
>>> This construct allows for the possibility of power_lb=1,perf_lb=1, does
>>> that make sense? Why not have a single balance_policy enumeration?
>> (power_lb == 1 && perf_lb == 1) is incorrect and impossible to have.
>> (power_lb == 0 && perf_lb == 0) is possible and it means there is no any
>> balance on this cpu.
>> So, enumeration is not enough.
> Huh.. both 0 doesn't make any sense either. If there's no balancing, we
> shouldn't be here to begin with.
Um, both 0 means, there is a balance happen, and we think a power
balance is appropriate for this domain, but maybe this group is already
empty, so the cpu is inappropriate to pull a task, than we exit this
time balancing, to wait another cpu from another appropriate group do
balance and pull a task.
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