Re: [PATCH 1/2] sched/fair: move cpufreq hook to update_cfs_rq_load_avg()

From: Vincent Guittot
Date: Thu Mar 31 2016 - 08:15:19 EST

On 31 March 2016 at 12:47, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 11:50:40AM +0200, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>> > In what case? Assuming you talk about a remove wakeup, no. Only if that
>> > wakeup results in a preemption, which isn't a given.
>> yes, i was speaking about a remote wakeup.
>> In the ttwu_queue_remote, there is a call to smp_send_reschedule. Is
>> there another way to add a remote task in the wake list ?
> Right, but at that point we don't yet know how much util will change.
> And doing that IPI unconditionally is expensive; see:
> 518cd6234178 ("sched: Only queue remote wakeups when crossing cache boundaries")
> 13% regression on TCP_RR.

In fact, I looks for the sequence where the utilization of a rq is not
updated until the next tick but i can't find it.
If cpu doesn't share cache, task is added to wake list and an ipi is
sent and the utilization. Otherwise, we directly enqueue the task on
the rq and the utilization is updated

Is there another path ?