[v4.8-rc1 Regression] sched/fair: Apply more PELT fixes

From: Joseph Salisbury
Date: Fri Oct 07 2016 - 15:38:37 EST

Hello Peter,

A kernel bug report was opened against Ubuntu [0]. After a kernel
bisect, it was found that reverting the following commit resolved this bug:

commit 3d30544f02120b884bba2a9466c87dba980e3be5
Author: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue Jun 21 14:27:50 2016 +0200

sched/fair: Apply more PELT fixes

The regression was introduced as of v4.8-rc1. The bug can be reproduced
on an X1 Carbon with the following:
stress -c $your_total_cpu_cores

I was hoping to get your feedback, since you are the patch author. Do
you think gathering any additional data will help diagnose this issue,
or would it be best to submit a revert request?



[0] http://pad.lv/1627108