Re: fast path cycle muncher (vmstat: make vmstat_updater deferrable again and shut down on idle)
From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Tue Jan 26 2016 - 13:22:57 EST
On Tue, 26 Jan 2016, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Tue, 2016-01-26 at 10:26 -0600, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Jan 2016, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > > > Why would the deferring cause this overhead?
> > >
> > > Because we schedule to idle cores aggressively, thus we may pop in and
> > > out of idle at high frequency.
> > Whats the point of going idle if you have things to do soon?
> When a task schedules off, how do you know it'll be back at all, much
> less soon?
Ok so you are running an artificial benchmark that always gets the
system running again when it decides to go idle?