Re: [PATCH v2 2/4] Documentation/scheduler/sched-deadline.txt: Rewrite section 4 intro
From: Juri Lelli
Date: Tue Aug 26 2014 - 04:31:21 EST
On 21/08/14 14:46, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Section 4 intro was still describing the old interface. Rewrite it.
>> Signed-off-by: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@xxxxxxx>
>> Signed-off-by: Luca Abeni <luca.abeni@xxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Henrik Austad <henrik@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Dario Faggioli <raistlin@xxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: linux-doc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Documentation/scheduler/sched-deadline.txt | 49 +++++++++++++++---------------
>> 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
>> diff --git a/Documentation/scheduler/sched-deadline.txt b/Documentation/scheduler/sched-deadline.txt
>> index dce6d63..8372c3d 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/scheduler/sched-deadline.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/scheduler/sched-deadline.txt
>> @@ -165,39 +165,38 @@ CONTENTS
>> In order for the -deadline scheduling to be effective and useful, it is
>> important to have some method to keep the allocation of the available CPU
>> - bandwidth to the tasks under control.
>> - This is usually called "admission control" and if it is not performed at all,
>> - no guarantee can be given on the actual scheduling of the -deadline tasks.
>> - Since when RT-throttling has been introduced each task group has a bandwidth
>> - associated, calculated as a certain amount of runtime over a period.
>> - Moreover, to make it possible to manipulate such bandwidth, readable/writable
>> - controls have been added to both procfs (for system wide settings) and cgroupfs
>> - (for per-group settings).
>> - Therefore, the same interface is being used for controlling the bandwidth
>> - distrubution to -deadline tasks.
>> - However, more discussion is needed in order to figure out how we want to manage
>> - SCHED_DEADLINE bandwidth at the task group level. Therefore, SCHED_DEADLINE
>> - uses (for now) a less sophisticated, but actually very sensible, mechanism to
>> - ensure that a certain utilization cap is not overcome per each root_domain.
>> - Another main difference between deadline bandwidth management and RT-throttling
>> + bandwidth to the tasks under control. This is usually called "admission
>> + control" and if it is not performed at all, no guarantee can be given on
>> + the actual scheduling of the -deadline tasks.
>> + The interface used to control the fraction of CPU bandwidth that can be
>> + allocated to -deadline tasks is similar to the one already used for -rt
>> + tasks with real-time group scheduling (a.k.a. RT-throttling - see
>> + Documentation/scheduler/sched-rt-group.txt), and is based on readable/
>> + writable control files located in procfs (for system wide settings).
>> + Notice that per-group settings (controlled through cgroupfs) are still not
>> + defined for -deadline tasks, because more discussion is needed in order to
>> + figure out how we want to manage SCHED_DEADLINE bandwidth at the task group
>> + level.
>> + A main difference between deadline bandwidth management and RT-throttling
>> is that -deadline tasks have bandwidth on their own (while -rt ones don't!),
>> and thus we don't need an higher level throttling mechanism to enforce the
> s/an higher/a higher
>> - desired bandwidth.
>> + desired bandwidth. Therefore, using this simple interface, we can put a cap
> s/interface, we/interface we
>> + on total utilization of -deadline tasks (i.e., \Sum (runtime_i / period_i) <
>> + some_desired_value).
Thanks a lot,
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