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From: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 04/19] sched/numa: Set preferred_node based on best_cpu
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 08:56:18 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180604155618.GC30328@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1528123050.7898.99.camel@surriel.com>

* Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com> [2018-06-04 10:37:30]:

> On Mon, 2018-06-04 at 05:59 -0700, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> > * Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> [2018-06-04 14:23:36]:
> > 
> > > > -		if (ng->active_nodes > 1 &&
> > > > numa_is_active_node(env.dst_nid, ng))
> > > > -			sched_setnuma(p, env.dst_nid);
> > > > +		if (nid != p->numa_preferred_nid)
> > > > +			sched_setnuma(p, nid);
> > > >  	}
> > > 
> > 
> > I think checking for active_nodes before calling sched_setnuma was a
> > mistake.
> > 
> > Before this change, we may be retaining numa_preferred_nid to be the
> > source node while we select another node with better numa affinity to
> > run on. 
> 
> Sometimes workloads are so large they get spread
> around to multiple NUMA nodes.
> 
> In that case, you do NOT want all the tasks of
> that workload (numa group) to try squeezing onto
> the same load, only to have the load balancer
> randomly move tasks off of that node again later.
> 
> How do you keep that from happening?

Infact we are exactly doing this now in all cases. We are not changing
anything in the ng->active_node > 1 case. (which is the workload spread
across multiple nodes).

Earlier we would not set the numa_preferred_nid if there is only one
active node. However its not certain that the src node is the active
node. Infact its most likely not going to be src node because we
wouldn't have reached here if the task was running on the source node.
Keeping the numa_preferred_nid as the source node increases the chances
of the regular load balancer randomly moving tasks from the node.  Now
we are making sure task_node(p) and numa_preferred_nid. Hence we would
reduce the risk of moving to a random node.

Hope this is clear.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-06-04 15:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-06-04 10:00 [PATCH 00/19] Fixes for sched/numa_balancing Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 01/19] sched/numa: Remove redundant field Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 14:53   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  8:41   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 02/19] sched/numa: Evaluate move once per node Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 14:51   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-04 15:45     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 03/19] sched/numa: Simplify load_too_imbalanced Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 14:57   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  8:46   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 04/19] sched/numa: Set preferred_node based on best_cpu Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 12:18   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-06-04 12:53     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 12:23   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-06-04 12:59     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 13:39       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-06-04 13:48         ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 14:37       ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-04 15:56         ` Srikar Dronamraju [this message]
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 05/19] sched/numa: Use task faults only if numa_group is not yet setup Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 12:24   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-06-04 13:09     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 06/19] sched/debug: Reverse the order of printing faults Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 16:28   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  8:50   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 07/19] sched/numa: Skip nodes that are at hoplimit Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 16:27   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  8:50   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 08/19] sched/numa: Remove unused task_capacity from numa_stats Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 16:28   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  8:57   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 09/19] sched/numa: Modify migrate_swap to accept additional params Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 17:00   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  8:58   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 10/19] sched/numa: Stop multiple tasks from moving to the cpu at the same time Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 17:57   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  9:51   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 11/19] sched/numa: Restrict migrating in parallel to the same node Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 17:59   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  9:53   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-06 12:58     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 12/19] sched:numa Remove numa_has_capacity Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 18:07   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 13/19] mm/migrate: Use xchg instead of spinlock Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 18:22   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-04 19:28   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-06-05  7:24     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-05  8:16       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 14/19] sched/numa: Updation of scan period need not be in lock Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 18:24   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 15/19] sched/numa: Use group_weights to identify if migration degrades locality Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 18:56   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 16/19] sched/numa: Detect if node actively handling migration Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 20:05   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  3:56     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-05 13:07       ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-06 12:55         ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-06 13:55           ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-06 15:32             ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-06 17:06               ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 17/19] sched/numa: Pass destination cpu as a parameter to migrate_task_rq Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 18/19] sched/numa: Reset scan rate whenever task moves across nodes Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 20:08   ` Rik van Riel
2018-06-05  9:58   ` Mel Gorman
2018-06-06 13:47     ` Srikar Dronamraju
2018-06-04 10:00 ` [PATCH 19/19] sched/numa: Move task_placement closer to numa_migrate_preferred Srikar Dronamraju

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