Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] sched/fair: leverage the idle state info when choosing the "idlest" cpu

From: Nicolas Pitre
Date: Tue Sep 30 2014 - 19:15:17 EST

On Tue, 30 Sep 2014, Rik van Riel wrote:

> On 09/04/2014 11:32 AM, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> > The code in find_idlest_cpu() looks for the CPU with the smallest
> > load. However, if multiple CPUs are idle, the first idle CPU is
> > selected irrespective of the depth of its idle state.
> >
> > Among the idle CPUs we should pick the one with with the shallowest
> > idle state, or the latest to have gone idle if all idle CPUs are in
> > the same state. The later applies even when cpuidle is configured
> > out.
> >
> > This patch doesn't cover the following issues:
> The main thing it does not cover is already running tasks that
> get woken up again, since select_idle_sibling() covers everything
> except for newly forked and newly executed tasks.

True. Now that you bring this up, I remember that Peter mentioned it as

> I am looking at adding similar logic to select_idle_sibling()

OK thanks.

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