Re: [PATCH 2/4] sched/fair: cleanup loop_max and loop_break
From: Vincent Guittot
Date: Tue Sep 13 2022 - 04:37:35 EST
On Mon, 12 Sept 2022 at 10:45, Dietmar Eggemann
> On 25/08/2022 14:27, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> > sched_nr_migrate_break is set to a fix value and never changes so we can
> > replace it by a define SCHED_NR_MIGRATE_BREAK.
> > Also, we adjust SCHED_NR_MIGRATE_BREAK to be aligned with the init value
> > of sysctl_sched_nr_migrate which can be init to different values.
> > Then, use SCHED_NR_MIGRATE_BREAK to init sysctl_sched_nr_migrate.
> > The behavior stays unchanged unless you modify sysctl_sched_nr_migrate
> > trough debugfs.
> I don't quite get this sentence. The behavior would potentially change
> if you change sysctl_sched_nr_migrate before this patch too?
the behavior is different if you change the sysctl_sched_nr_migrate.
With this patch, loop_break is now aligned with
sysctl_sched_nr_migrate value which was not the case for
CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT. For the latter, the behavior can change if you
increase sysctl_sched_nr_migrate at runtime because there is now at
least one break whereas it was not the case before as long as
sysctl_sched_nr_migrate stayed below 32
> > Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> > kernel/sched/core.c | 6 +-----
> > kernel/sched/fair.c | 11 ++++-------
> > kernel/sched/sched.h | 6 ++++++
> > 3 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> > index 64c08993221b..a21e817bdd1c 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> > @@ -142,11 +142,7 @@ __read_mostly int sysctl_resched_latency_warn_once = 1;
> > * Number of tasks to iterate in a single balance run.
> > * Limited because this is done with IRQs disabled.
> > */
> Shouldn't this comment be removed as well?
> > -#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT
> > -const_debug unsigned int sysctl_sched_nr_migrate = 8;
> > -#else
> > -const_debug unsigned int sysctl_sched_nr_migrate = 32;
> > -#endif
> > +const_debug unsigned int sysctl_sched_nr_migrate = SCHED_NR_MIGRATE_BREAK;
> > __read_mostly int scheduler_running;