Re: [Eas-dev] [PATCH V3 2/3] cpufreq: schedutil: Process remote callback for shared policies

From: Saravana Kannan
Date: Thu Jul 13 2017 - 22:02:54 EST

On 07/12/2017 11:44 PM, Viresh Kumar wrote:
This patch updates the schedutil governor to process cpufreq utilization
update hooks called for remote CPUs.

The schedutil governor already has proper locking in place for shared
policy update hooks and nothing extra is required to be done.

Based on initial work from Steve Muckle.

Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c | 15 ++++++++-------
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
index ed9c589e5386..2599e7e7a82c 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
@@ -154,12 +154,12 @@ static unsigned int get_next_freq(struct sugov_policy *sg_policy,
return cpufreq_driver_resolve_freq(policy, freq);

-static void sugov_get_util(unsigned long *util, unsigned long *max)
+static void sugov_get_util(unsigned long *util, unsigned long *max, int cpu)
- struct rq *rq = this_rq();
+ struct rq *rq = cpu_rq(cpu);
unsigned long cfs_max;

- cfs_max = arch_scale_cpu_capacity(NULL, smp_processor_id());
+ cfs_max = arch_scale_cpu_capacity(NULL, cpu);

*util = min(rq->cfs.avg.util_avg, cfs_max);
*max = cfs_max;
@@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ static void sugov_update_single(struct update_util_data *hook, u64 time,
if (flags & SCHED_CPUFREQ_RT_DL) {
next_f = policy->cpuinfo.max_freq;
} else {
- sugov_get_util(&util, &max);
+ sugov_get_util(&util, &max, hook->cpu);
sugov_iowait_boost(sg_cpu, &util, &max);
next_f = get_next_freq(sg_policy, util, max);
@@ -291,14 +291,15 @@ static void sugov_update_shared(struct update_util_data *hook, u64 time,
struct sugov_cpu *sg_cpu = container_of(hook, struct sugov_cpu, update_util);
struct sugov_policy *sg_policy = sg_cpu->sg_policy;
+ struct cpufreq_policy *policy = sg_policy->policy;
unsigned long util, max;
unsigned int next_f;

- /* Don't allow remote callbacks */
- if (smp_processor_id() != hook->cpu)
+ /* Allow remote callbacks only on the CPUs sharing cpufreq policy */
+ if (!cpumask_test_cpu(smp_processor_id(), policy->cpus))

Honestly, this seems like such a chip/platform specific decision. There's no reason that one can't have a chip where you can change the frequency of any CPU from any other CPU. If there's such a limitation, we should let that be handled at the CPU freq driver level instead of having to know about any of that at the scheduler. Heck, at worst case, the CPU freq driver can send an IPI and execute that work on the CPU of interest.

In all Qualcomm chipsets (well, at least the ones that have been used in Android devices so far), we can switch the frequency of any CPU from any other CPU. If we can do that even without fast switching, why wouldn't any theoretical fast switching be incapable of supporting this? Is this a limitation specific to x86 that we are assuming all architectures and platforms are going to have?


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