Re: [RFCv4 PATCH 00/34] sched: Energy cost model for energy-aware scheduling
From: Morten Rasmussen
Date: Wed May 13 2015 - 09:46:32 EST
On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 11:07:26PM +0100, Sai Gurrappadi wrote:
> On 05/12/2015 12:38 PM, Morten Rasmussen wrote:
> > Test results for ARM TC2 (2xA15+3xA7) with cpufreq enabled:
> > sysbench: Single task running for 3 seconds.
> > rt-app : mp3 playback use-case model
> > rt-app : 5 ~[6,13,19,25,31,38,44,50]% periodic (2ms) tasks
> > Note: % is relative to the capacity of the fastest cpu at the highest
> > frequency, i.e. the more busy ones do not fit on little cpus.
> > A newer version of rt-app was used which supports a better but slightly
> > different way of modelling the periodic tasks. Numbers are therefore
> > _not_ comparable to the RFCv3 numbers.
> > Average numbers for 20 runs per test (ARM TC2).
> > Energy Mainline EAS noEAS
> > sysbench 100 251* 227*
> > rt-app mp3 100 63 111
> > rt-app 6% 100 42 102
> > rt-app 13% 100 58 101
> > rt-app 19% 100 87 101
> > rt-app 25% 100 94 104
> > rt-app 31% 100 93 104
> > rt-app 38% 100 114 117
> > rt-app 44% 100 115 118
> > rt-app 50% 100 125 126
> Hi Morten,
> What is noEAS? From the numbers, noEAS != Mainline?
Sorry, that should have been more clear.
Mainline: tip/sched/core (not really mainline yet...)
EAS: tip/sched/core + RFCv4 + EAS enabled.
noEAS: tip/sched/core + RFCv4 + EAS disabled.
The main differences between plain tip/sched/core and EAS disabled is
that PELT is frequency invariant which affects the decisions in
> Maybe also have some perf numbers to show that perf is in fact preserved
> while lowering power.
Couldn't agree more. Energy numbers on their own do not say much. I
hinted at the sysbench performance in the (trimmed) text further down.
The increase in energy for EAS is due to doing more work (higher
performance). The rt-app runs with task utilization in the lower end
should deliver the same level of performance as none of the cpus are
fully utilized. The little cpus have a capacity of 43% each. At the
higher end I would expect performance to be different. EAS tries its
best to put heavier tasks on the big cpus where mainline may choose a
different task distribution hence performance is likely to be different
like it is for sysbench.
A performance metric for rt-app is under discussion but not there yet.
We will work on getting that sorted as the next thing so we can see any
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