Re: sched: tweak select_idle_sibling to look for idle threads

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Sun May 01 2016 - 05:20:37 EST

On Sun, 2016-05-01 at 10:53 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Sun, May 01, 2016 at 09:12:33AM +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Sat, 2016-04-30 at 14:47 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > Can you guys have a play with this; I think one and two node tbench are
> > > good, but I seem to be getting significant run to run variance on that,
> > > so maybe I'm not doing it right.
> >
> > Nah, tbench is just variance prone. It got dinged up at clients=cores
> > on my desktop box, on 4 sockets the high end got seriously dinged up.
> Ouch, yeah, big hurt. Lets try that again... :-)

Yeah, box could use a little bandaid and a hug :)

Playing with Chris' benchmark, seems the biggest problem is that we
don't buddy up waker of many and it's wakees in a node.. ie the wake
wide thing isn't necessarily our friend when there are multiple wakers
of many. If I run an instance per node with one mother of all work in
autobench mode, it works exactly as you'd expect, game over is when
wakees = socket size. It never get's near that point if I let things
wander, it beats itself up well before we get there.