Re: [PATCH v6 1/3] perf/core: use rb trees for pinned/flexible groups

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Aug 07 2017 - 05:13:35 EST

On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 10:39:13AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 10:17:46AM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
> > Makes sense. The implementation becomes a bit simpler. The drawbacks
> > may be several rotations of potentially big tree on the critical path,
> > instead of updating four pointers in case of the tree of lists.
> Yes, but like said, it allows implementing a better scheduler than RR,
> allowing us to fix rotation artifacts where task runtimes are near the
> rotation window.
> A slightly more complicated, but also interested scheduling problem is
> the per-cpu flexible vs the per-task flexible. Ideally we'd rotate them
> at the same priority based on service, without strictly prioritizing the
> per-cpu events.
> Again, that is something that should be possible once we have a more
> capable event scheduler.
> So yes, cons and pros.. :-)

Also, I think for AVL tree you could do the erase and (re)insert
combined and then rebalance in one go, not sure RB allows the same
thing, but it might be fun looking into.