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From: Srikar Dronamraju <srikar@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 16/19] sched/numa: Detect if node actively handling migration
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2018 08:32:04 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180606153204.GA39860@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1528293314.7898.132.camel@surriel.com>

> > 
> > All tasks will not be stuck at task/cpu A.
> > 
> > "[PATCH 10/19] sched/numa: Stop multiple tasks from moving to the
> > cpu..." the first task to set cpu A as swap target will ensure
> > subsequent tasks wont be allowed to set cpu A as target for swap till
> > it
> > finds a better task/cpu. Because of this there a very very small
> > chance
> > of a second task unable to find a task to swap.
> 
> Would it not be better for task_numa_compare to skip
> from consideration CPUs that somebody else is already
> trying to migrate a task to, but still search for the
> best location, instead of settling for a worse location
> to migrate to?

Yes its better to skip cpus if they are already in migration.
And we are already doing it with the above patch. However as I said
earlier 

- Task T1 sets Cpu 1 as best_cpu, 
- Task T2 finds cpu1 and skips Cpu1
- Task T1 finds cpu2 slightly better than cpu1.
- Task T1 resets cpu1 as best_cpu, sets best_cpu as cpu2.
- Task T2 finds cpu2 and skips cpu2
- Task T1 finds cpu3 as best_cpu slightly better than cpu2.
- Task T1 resets cpu2 as best_cpu, sets best_cpu as cpu3.
- Task T2 finds cpu3 and skips cpu3

So after this T1 was able to find a cpu but T2 couldn't find a cpu even
though there were 3 cpus that were available for 2 task to swap.

Again, this is too corner case, that I am okay to drop.

  reply	other threads:[~2018-06-06 15:32 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
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 [this message]
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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