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From: Julien Desfossez <jdesfossez@digitalocean.com>
To: Aaron Lu <aaron.lu@linux.alibaba.com>
Cc: "Aubrey Li" <aubrey.intel@gmail.com>,
	"Vineeth Remanan Pillai" <vpillai@digitalocean.com>,
	"Nishanth Aravamudan" <naravamudan@digitalocean.com>,
	"Peter Zijlstra" <peterz@infradead.org>,
	"Tim Chen" <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>,
	"Ingo Molnar" <mingo@kernel.org>,
	"Thomas Gleixner" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"Paul Turner" <pjt@google.com>,
	"Linus Torvalds" <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Linux List Kernel Mailing" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Subhra Mazumdar" <subhra.mazumdar@oracle.com>,
	"Frédéric Weisbecker" <fweisbec@gmail.com>,
	"Kees Cook" <keescook@chromium.org>,
	"Greg Kerr" <kerrnel@google.com>, "Phil Auld" <pauld@redhat.com>,
	"Valentin Schneider" <valentin.schneider@arm.com>,
	"Mel Gorman" <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	"Pawan Gupta" <pawan.kumar.gupta@linux.intel.com>,
	"Paolo Bonzini" <pbonzini@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v3 00/16] Core scheduling v3
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:33:45 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190612163345.GB26997@sinkpad> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190606152637.GA5703@sinkpad>

After reading more traces and trying to understand why only untagged
tasks are starving when there are cpu-intensive tasks running on the
same set of CPUs, we noticed a difference in behavior in ‘pick_task’. In
the case where ‘core_cookie’ is 0, we are supposed to only prefer the
tagged task if it’s priority is higher, but when the priorities are
equal we prefer it as well which causes the starving. ‘pick_task’ is
biased toward selecting its first parameter in case of equality which in
this case was the ‘class_pick’ instead of ‘max’. Reversing the order of
the parameter solves this issue and matches the expected behavior.

So we can get rid of this vruntime_boost concept.

We have tested the fix below and it seems to work well with
tagged/untagged tasks.

Here are our initial test results. When core scheduling is enabled,
each VM (and associated vhost threads) are in their own cgroup/tag.

1 12-vcpu VM MySQL TPC-C benchmark (IO + CPU) with 96 mostly-idle 1-vcpu
VMs on each NUMA node (72 logical CPUs total with SMT on):
+-------------+----------+--------------+------------+--------+
|             | baseline | coresched    | coresched  | nosmt  |
|             | no tag   | VMs tagged   | VMs tagged | no tag |
|             | v5.1.5   | no stall fix | stall fix  |        |
+-------------+----------+--------------+------------+--------+
|average TPS  | 1474     | 1289         | 1264       | 1339   |
|stdev        | 48       | 12           | 17         | 24     |
|overhead     | N/A      | -12%         | -14%       | -9%    |
+-------------+----------+--------------+------------+--------+

3 12-vcpu VMs running linpack (cpu-intensive), all pinned on the same
NUMA node (36 logical CPUs with SMT enabled on that NUMA node):
+---------------+----------+--------------+-----------+--------+
|               | baseline | coresched    | coresched | nosmt  |
|               | no tag   | VMs tagged   | VMs tagged| no tag |
|               | v5.1.5   | no stall fix | stall fix |        |
+---------------+----------+--------------+-----------+--------+
|average gflops | 177.9    | 171.3        | 172.7     | 81.9   |
|stdev          | 2.6      | 10.6         | 6.4       | 8.1    |
|overhead       | N/A      | -3.7%        | -2.9%     | -53.9% |
+---------------+----------+--------------+-----------+--------+

This fix can be toggled dynamically with the ‘CORESCHED_STALL_FIX’
sched_feature so it’s easy to test before/after (it is disabled by
default).

The up-to-date git tree can also be found here in case it’s easier to
follow:
https://github.com/digitalocean/linux-coresched/commits/vpillai/coresched-v3-v5.1.5-test

Feedback welcome !

Thanks,

Julien

diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 6e79421..26fea68 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -3668,8 +3668,10 @@ pick_task(struct rq *rq, const struct sched_class *class, struct task_struct *ma
                 * If class_pick is tagged, return it only if it has
                 * higher priority than max.
                 */
-               if (max && class_pick->core_cookie &&
-                   prio_less(class_pick, max))
+               bool max_is_higher = sched_feat(CORESCHED_STALL_FIX) ?
+                                    max && !prio_less(max, class_pick) :
+                                    max && prio_less(class_pick, max);
+               if (class_pick->core_cookie && max_is_higher)
                        return idle_sched_class.pick_task(rq);
 
                return class_pick;
diff --git a/kernel/sched/features.h b/kernel/sched/features.h
index 858589b..332a092 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/features.h
+++ b/kernel/sched/features.h
@@ -90,3 +90,9 @@ SCHED_FEAT(WA_BIAS, true)
  * UtilEstimation. Use estimated CPU utilization.
  */
 SCHED_FEAT(UTIL_EST, true)
+
+/*
+ * Prevent task stall due to vruntime comparison limitation across
+ * cpus.
+ */
+SCHED_FEAT(CORESCHED_STALL_FIX, false)

  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-06-12 16:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 161+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-29 20:36 Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 01/16] stop_machine: Fix stop_cpus_in_progress ordering Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-08 10:54   ` [tip:sched/core] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-26 16:19   ` [RFC PATCH v3 01/16] " mark gross
2019-08-26 16:59     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 02/16] sched: Fix kerneldoc comment for ia64_set_curr_task Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-08 10:55   ` [tip:sched/core] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-26 16:20   ` [RFC PATCH v3 02/16] " mark gross
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 03/16] sched: Wrap rq::lock access Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 04/16] sched/{rt,deadline}: Fix set_next_task vs pick_next_task Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-08 10:55   ` [tip:sched/core] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 05/16] sched: Add task_struct pointer to sched_class::set_curr_task Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-08 10:57   ` [tip:sched/core] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 06/16] sched/fair: Export newidle_balance() Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-08 10:58   ` [tip:sched/core] sched/fair: Expose newidle_balance() tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 07/16] sched: Allow put_prev_task() to drop rq->lock Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-08 10:58   ` [tip:sched/core] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-26 16:51   ` [RFC PATCH v3 07/16] " mark gross
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 08/16] sched: Rework pick_next_task() slow-path Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-08 10:59   ` [tip:sched/core] " tip-bot for Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-26 17:01   ` [RFC PATCH v3 08/16] " mark gross
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 09/16] sched: Introduce sched_class::pick_task() Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-26 17:14   ` mark gross
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 10/16] sched: Core-wide rq->lock Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-05-31 11:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-05-31 15:23     ` Vineeth Pillai
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 11/16] sched: Basic tracking of matching tasks Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-26 20:59   ` mark gross
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 12/16] sched: A quick and dirty cgroup tagging interface Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 13/16] sched: Add core wide task selection and scheduling Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-06-07 23:36   ` Pawan Gupta
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 14/16] sched/fair: Add a few assertions Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 15/16] sched: Trivial forced-newidle balancer Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-05-29 20:36 ` [RFC PATCH v3 16/16] sched: Debug bits Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-05-29 21:02   ` Peter Oskolkov
2019-05-30 14:04 ` [RFC PATCH v3 00/16] Core scheduling v3 Aubrey Li
2019-05-30 14:17   ` Julien Desfossez
2019-05-31  4:55     ` Aubrey Li
2019-05-31  3:01   ` Aaron Lu
2019-05-31  5:12     ` Aubrey Li
2019-05-31  6:09       ` Aaron Lu
2019-05-31  6:53         ` Aubrey Li
2019-05-31  7:44           ` Aaron Lu
2019-05-31  8:26             ` Aubrey Li
2019-05-31 21:08     ` Julien Desfossez
2019-06-06 15:26       ` Julien Desfossez
2019-06-12  1:52         ` Li, Aubrey
2019-06-12 16:06           ` Julien Desfossez
2019-06-12 16:33         ` Julien Desfossez [this message]
2019-06-13  0:03           ` Subhra Mazumdar
2019-06-13  3:22             ` Julien Desfossez
2019-06-17  2:51               ` Aubrey Li
2019-06-19 18:33                 ` Julien Desfossez
2019-07-18 10:07                   ` Aaron Lu
2019-07-18 23:27                     ` Tim Chen
2019-07-19  5:52                       ` Aaron Lu
2019-07-19 11:48                         ` Aubrey Li
2019-07-19 18:33                         ` Tim Chen
2019-07-22 10:26                     ` Aubrey Li
2019-07-22 10:43                       ` Aaron Lu
2019-07-23  2:52                         ` Aubrey Li
2019-07-25 14:30                       ` Aaron Lu
2019-07-25 14:31                         ` [RFC PATCH 1/3] wrapper for cfs_rq->min_vruntime Aaron Lu
2019-07-25 14:32                         ` [PATCH 2/3] core vruntime comparison Aaron Lu
2019-08-06 14:17                           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-07-25 14:33                         ` [PATCH 3/3] temp hack to make tick based schedule happen Aaron Lu
2019-07-25 21:42                         ` [RFC PATCH v3 00/16] Core scheduling v3 Li, Aubrey
2019-07-26 15:21                         ` Julien Desfossez
2019-07-26 21:29                           ` Tim Chen
2019-07-31  2:42                           ` Li, Aubrey
2019-08-02 15:37                             ` Julien Desfossez
2019-08-05 15:55                               ` Tim Chen
2019-08-06  3:24                                 ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-06  6:56                                   ` Aubrey Li
2019-08-06  7:04                                     ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-06 12:24                                       ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-06 13:49                                         ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-06 16:14                                           ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-06 14:16                                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-06 15:53                                           ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-06 17:03                                   ` Tim Chen
2019-08-06 17:12                                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-06 21:19                                       ` Tim Chen
2019-08-08  6:47                                         ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-08 17:27                                           ` Tim Chen
2019-08-08 21:42                                             ` Tim Chen
2019-08-10 14:15                                               ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-12 15:38                                                 ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-08-13  2:24                                                   ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-08 12:55                                 ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-08 16:39                                   ` Tim Chen
2019-08-10 14:18                                     ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-05 20:09                               ` Phil Auld
2019-08-06 13:54                                 ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-06 14:17                                   ` Phil Auld
2019-08-06 14:41                                     ` Aaron Lu
2019-08-06 14:55                                       ` Phil Auld
2019-08-07  8:58                               ` Dario Faggioli
2019-08-07 17:10                                 ` Tim Chen
2019-08-15 16:09                                   ` Dario Faggioli
2019-08-16  2:33                                     ` Aaron Lu
2019-09-05  1:44                                   ` Julien Desfossez
2019-09-06 22:17                                     ` Tim Chen
2019-09-18 21:27                                     ` Tim Chen
2019-09-06 18:30                                   ` Tim Chen
2019-09-11 14:02                                     ` Aaron Lu
2019-09-11 16:19                                       ` Tim Chen
2019-09-11 16:47                                         ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-09-12 12:35                                           ` Aaron Lu
2019-09-12 17:29                                             ` Tim Chen
2019-09-13 14:15                                               ` Aaron Lu
2019-09-13 17:13                                                 ` Tim Chen
2019-09-30 11:53                                             ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-10-02 20:48                                               ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-10-10 13:54                                                 ` Aaron Lu
2019-10-10 14:29                                                   ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-10-11  7:33                                                     ` Aaron Lu
2019-10-11 11:32                                                       ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-10-11 12:01                                                         ` Aaron Lu
2019-10-11 12:10                                                           ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-10-12  3:55                                                             ` Aaron Lu
2019-10-13 12:44                                                               ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-10-14  9:57                                                                 ` Aaron Lu
2019-10-21 12:30                                                                   ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-09-12 12:04                                         ` Aaron Lu
2019-09-12 17:05                                           ` Tim Chen
2019-09-13 13:57                                             ` Aaron Lu
2019-09-12 23:12                                           ` Aubrey Li
2019-09-15 14:14                                             ` Aaron Lu
2019-09-18  1:33                                               ` Aubrey Li
2019-09-18 20:40                                                 ` Tim Chen
2019-09-18 22:16                                                   ` Aubrey Li
2019-09-30 14:36                                                     ` Vineeth Remanan Pillai
2019-10-29 20:40                                                   ` Julien Desfossez
2019-11-01 21:42                                                     ` Tim Chen
2019-10-29  9:11                                               ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29  9:15                                                 ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29  9:16                                                 ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29  9:17                                                 ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29  9:18                                                 ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29  9:18                                                 ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29  9:19                                                 ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29  9:20                                                 ` Dario Faggioli
2019-10-29 20:34                                                   ` Julien Desfossez
2019-11-15 16:30                                                     ` Dario Faggioli
2019-09-25  2:40                                     ` Aubrey Li
2019-09-25 17:24                                       ` Tim Chen
2019-09-25 22:07                                         ` Aubrey Li
2019-09-30 15:22                                     ` Julien Desfossez
2019-08-27 21:14 ` Matthew Garrett
2019-08-27 21:50   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-28 15:30     ` Phil Auld
2019-08-28 16:01       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-28 16:37         ` Tim Chen
2019-08-29 14:30         ` Phil Auld
2019-08-29 14:38           ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-09-10 14:27             ` Julien Desfossez
2019-09-18 21:12               ` Tim Chen
2019-08-28 15:59     ` Tim Chen
2019-08-28 16:16       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-08-27 23:24   ` Aubrey Li

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