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

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Mar 31 2016 - 08:34:32 EST

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 02:14:50PM +0200, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> 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.

No, util it always updated, however..

> If cpu doesn't share cache, task is added to wake list and an ipi is
> sent and the utilization.

Here we run:

p->sched_class->enqueue_task() := enqueue_task_fair()

On the local cpu, and we can indeed call out to have the frequency

> Otherwise, we directly enqueue the task on
> the rq and the utilization is updated

But here we run it on a remote cpu, so we cannot call out and the
frequency remains the same.

So if a remote wakeup on the same LLC domain happens, utilization will
increase but we will not observe until the next tick.