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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
To: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/19] sched/numa: Stop multiple tasks from moving to the cpu at the same time
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 10:51:38 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180605095138.cslv7wxp7iljqcoe@techsingularity.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1528106428-19992-11-git-send-email-srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 03:30:19PM +0530, Srikar Dronamraju wrote:
> Task migration under numa balancing can happen in parallel. More than
> one task might choose to migrate to the same cpu at the same time. This
> can result in
> - During task swap, choosing a task that was not part of the evaluation.
> - During task swap, task which just got moved into its preferred node,
>   moving to a completely different node.
> - During task swap, task failing to move to the preferred node, will have
>   to wait an extra interval for the next migrate opportunity.
> - During task movement, multiple task movements can cause load imbalance.
> 
> This problem is more likely if there are more cores per node or more
> nodes in the system.
> 
> Use a per run-queue variable to check if numa-balance is active on the
> run-queue.
> 

FWIW, I had noticed a similar problem when selecting an idle CPU for
SIS. When prototying something to look at nearby CPUs for cross-node
migrations during wake_affine I found that the patch allowed multiple
tasks to select the same CPU when a waker was waking many wakees and
ultimately dropped the patch. 

Either way for this patch;

Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>

-- 
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-06-05  9:51 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
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 [this message]
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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