Re: [PATCH RFC] ioctl based CAT interface
From: Marcelo Tosatti
Date: Mon Nov 16 2015 - 09:41:01 EST
On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 10:07:56AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 03:33:04PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 05:51:00PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 02:39:33PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > > > + * * one tcrid entry can be in different locations
> > > > + * in different sockets.
> > >
> > > NAK on that without cpuset integration.
> > >
> > > I do not want freely migratable tasks having radically different
> > > performance profiles depending on which CPU they land.
> > Ok, so, configuration:
> > Socket-1 Socket-2
> > pinned thread-A with 100% L3 free
> > 80% of L3
> > reserved
> > So it is a problem if a thread running on socket-2 is scheduled to
> > socket-1 because performance is radically different, fine.
> > Then one way to avoid that is to not allow freely migratable tasks
> > to move to Socket-1. Fine.
> > Then you want to use cpusets for that.
> > Can you fill in the blanks what is missing here?
> I'm still not seeing what the problem with CAT-cgroup is.
> socket-1/cpus = $socket-1
> tasks = $thread-A
> socket-2/cpus = $socket-2
> tasks = $thread-B
> group-A/bitmap = 0x3F / 0xFF
> group-A/tasks = $thread-A
> group-B/bitmap = 0xFF / 0xFF
> group-B/tasks = $thread-B
> That gets you thread-A on socket-1 with 6/8 of the L3 and thread-B on
> socket-2 with 8/8 of the L3.
- need bitmasks per socket (optionally).
- format kept in kernel is not universal (have to convert every time
L3 cache size changes).
- need to specify type (i-cache or d-cache, differentiation supported on newer processors),
ok can add more bitmaps.
- position in bitmask represents nothing other than identification of
reservation and size, so:
group-A = 0x3F, group-B = 0xFF
is the same as
group-A = 0xFC, group-B = 0xFF
- have to locate a free region every time in the bitmasks.
So userspace has to do:
# lock write access to /cgroups/cat/
create group-C, taking into account bitmasks of
group-A and group-B.
# unlock write access to /cgroups/cat.
But OK, it works, lets use that.
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