Re: [PATCH tip/sched/core v2] sched/rt: Simplify the IPI rt balancing logic

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Fri May 05 2017 - 14:59:25 EST

On Fri, 5 May 2017 19:39:49 +0200
Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Fri, May 05, 2017 at 08:02:38AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > Actually what rteval does is basically 3 things. It runs cyclictest,
> > hackbench in a loop and a kernel build in a loop.
> Of those, only cyclictest uses RT tasks and would end up poking at the
> bits you just changed.
> So just running cyclictest should lock up a ~120 CPU machine?

The other tools tend to trigger RT kernel threads as well, which causes
migration. cyclictest tasks don't migrate, but they do cause other
tasks to want to move around.

You can try rt-migrate-test too, because I used that to trigger some
bugs in previous versions.

-- Steve