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From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
To: svaidy@linux.vnet.ibm.com
Cc: discuss@LessWatts.org,
	Linux-pm mailing list <linux-pm@lists.linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com, tglx@linutronix.de,
	suresh.b.siddha@intel.com, Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com>,
	Chanda Sethia <chanda.sethia@in.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: Too many timer interrupts in NO_HZ
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 11:57:09 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080302115709.30403490@laptopd505.fenrus.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080302194812.GD10028@dirshya.in.ibm.com>

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008 01:18:13 +0530
Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <svaidy@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I am trying to play around with the tickless kernel and
> sched_mc_power_savings tunables to increase the idle duration of the
> CPU in an SMP server.  sched_mc_power_savings provides good
> consolidation of long running jobs when the system is lightly loaded.
> However I am interested to see CPU idle times for couple minutes on
> atleast few CPUs in an completely idle SMP system.
> 
> I have posted related instrumentation results at
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/1/8/243
> 
> The experimental setup is identical.  Just that I have tried to
> collect more data and also bias the wakeup logic.
> 
> The kernel is 2.6.25-rc3 with NO_HZ, SCHED_MC, HIGH_RES_TIMERS, and
> HPET turned on.
> 
> I have tried to collect interesting data from tick-sched.c, sched.c
> and softirq.c.
> 
> As suggested by Ingo in the previous thread, I have hacked the sched.c
> try_to_wake_up logic so that I can force all wake-ups to happen on
> CPU0.  This is just and experiment, in reality we will have to
> carefully choose a domain and CPU to bias all wakeups on an idle
> system.


please show us powertop -d output; that way we can at least see sort of what
is going on...

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-02 19:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-02 19:48 Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2008-03-02 19:57 ` Arjan van de Ven [this message]
2008-03-02 20:25   ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2008-03-05 15:38   ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2008-03-16 18:17 ` Vaidyanathan Srinivasan
2008-03-17  2:34   ` [linux-pm] " Alan Stern
2008-03-17  8:44     ` David Brownell

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