Re: [PATCH v10 04/11] sched: Make sched entity usage tracking scale-invariant

From: Morten Rasmussen
Date: Tue Apr 07 2015 - 09:30:33 EST

On Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 06:32:38PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 02, 2015 at 05:53:09PM +0100, Morten Rasmussen wrote:
> > Could you enlighten me a bit about how to define the arch specific
> > implementation without getting into trouble? I'm failing miserably :(
> Hmm, this was not supposed to be difficult.. :/

I wouldn't have thought so, and it turned out not to be...

> > I thought the arm arch-specific topology.h file was a good place to put
> > the define as it get included in sched.h, so I did a:
> >
> > #define arch_scale_freq_capacity arm_arch_scale_freq_capacity
> >
> > However, I have to put a function prototype in the same (or some other
> > included) header file to avoid doing an implicit function definition.
> > arch_scale_freq_capacity() takes a struct sched_domain pointer, so I
> > have to include linux/sched.h which leads to circular dependency between
> > linux/sched.h and topology.h.
> Why would you have to include linux/sched.h ?
> #define arch_scale_freq_capacity arch_scale_freq_capacity
> struct sched_domain;
> extern unsigned long arch_scale_freq_capacity(struct sched_domain *, int cpu);
> Would work from you asm/topology.h, right?

Yes, of course, it works fine. It was just me missing the most obvious
solution. No need to include linux/sched.h, 'struct sched_domain;' was
the bit I was missing. Sorry for the noise.

> > We can drop the sched_domain pointer as we don't use it, but I'm going
> > to do the same trick for arch_scale_cpu_capacity() as well which does
> > require the sd pointer.
> Sure, dropping that pointer is fine.
> > Finally, is introducing an ARCH_HAS_SCALE_FREQ_CAPACITY or similar a
> > complete no go?
> It seems out of style, I'd have to go look for the email thread, but
> this should more or less be the same no?

The above works just fine, so no need for that anyway :)
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