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

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Aug 07 2017 - 12:57:30 EST

On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 07:27:30PM +0300, Alexey Budankov wrote:
> On 07.08.2017 18:55, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> > In the extreme, if you construct your program such that you'll never get
> > hit by the tick (this used to be a popular measure to hide yourself from
> > time accounting)
> Well, some weird thing for me. Never run longer than one tick?
> I could imaging some I/O bound code that would fast serve some short
> messages, all the other time waiting for incoming requests.
> Not sure if CPU events monitoring is helpful in this case.

Like I said, in extreme. Typically its less weird.

Another example is scheduling a very constrained counter/group along
with a bunch of simple events such that the group will only succeed to
schedule when its the first. In this case it will get only 1/nr_events
time with RR, as opposed to the other/simple events that will get
nr_counters/nr_events time.

By making it runtime based, the constrained thing will more often be
head of list and acquire equal total runtime to the other events.