Re: [PATCH v9 1/4] sched: Remove rq's runnable avg

From: Dietmar Eggemann
Date: Tue Jun 23 2015 - 12:49:57 EST

On 23/06/15 01:08, Yuyang Du wrote:
> The per-rq runnable averages (rq->avg) was introduced by Ben with this commit:
> commit 18bf2805d9b30cb823d4919b42cd230f59c7ce1f
> Author: Ben Segall <bsegall@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thu Oct 4 12:51:20 2012 +0200
> sched: Maintain per-rq runnable averages
> Since runqueues do not have a corresponding sched_entity we instead embed a
> sched_avg structure directly.
> Signed-off-by: Ben Segall <bsegall@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Paul Turner <pjt@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@xxxxxxxxx>
> Link:
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
> With CONFIG_FAIR_GROUP_SCHED=y, the rq->avg (runnable_avg_sum, avg_period) is
> used to calc the contrib in __update_tg_runnable_avg() for the root group.
> But the root group's load data is never consumed since its merge into kernel
> in 2012. The basic reason is we have just one root group, and it is
> meaningless to give it weight. As the extra code is in the scheduler's
> hot path, so it is better to remove it.
> Signed-off-by: Yuyang Du <yuyang.du@xxxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@xxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@xxxxxxx>

There is an additional clean-up possible since idle_[enter|exit]_fair()
are empty now.


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