Re: [PATCH V3 0/2] sched/fair: Fallback to sched-idle CPU in absence of idle CPUs
From: Viresh Kumar
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 - 01:33:09 EST
On 09-12-19, 11:50, Wanpeng Li wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 13:07, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > We try to find an idle CPU to run the next task, but in case we don't
> > find an idle CPU it is better to pick a CPU which will run the task the
> > soonest, for performance reason.
> > A CPU which isn't idle but has only SCHED_IDLE activity queued on it
> > should be a good target based on this criteria as any normal fair task
> > will most likely preempt the currently running SCHED_IDLE task
> > immediately. In fact, choosing a SCHED_IDLE CPU over a fully idle one
> > shall give better results as it should be able to run the task sooner
> > than an idle CPU (which requires to be woken up from an idle state).
> > This patchset updates both fast and slow paths with this optimization.
> > Testing is done with the help of rt-app currently and here are the
> > details:
> > - Tested on Octacore Hikey platform (all CPUs change frequency
> > together).
> > - rt-app json  creates few tasks and we monitor the scheduling
> > latency for them by looking at "wu_lat" field (usec).
> > - The histograms are created using
> > https://github.com/adkein/textogram: textogram -a 0 -z 1000 -n 10
> > - the stats are accumulated using: https://github.com/nferraz/st
> Hi Viresh,
> Thanks for the great work! Could you give the whole commad-line for us testing?
The rt-app json  can be run using:
$ rt-app sched-idle.json
This will create couple of files named rt-app-cfs_thread-*.log and
rt-app-idle_thread-*.log. I looked mostly at the cfs files here as that's what
we were looking for. We will be interested only in the last column of these
files, which says "wu_lat". Remove everything apart from that column (and remove
the first row as well, which has field names) from all cfs files (or write a
sed/awk command to do it for you.
After that I you can generate the numbers (mean/max/min/etc) using:
$ st rt-app-cfs_thread-*.log