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From: Phil Auld <pauld@redhat.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org>,
	Vineeth Remanan Pillai <vpillai@digitalocean.com>,
	Nishanth Aravamudan <naravamudan@digitalocean.com>,
	Julien Desfossez <jdesfossez@digitalocean.com>,
	Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>,
	mingo@kernel.org, tglx@linutronix.de, pjt@google.com,
	torvalds@linux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	subhra.mazumdar@oracle.com, fweisbec@gmail.com,
	keescook@chromium.org, kerrnel@google.com,
	Aaron Lu <aaron.lwe@gmail.com>,
	Aubrey Li <aubrey.intel@gmail.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, 28 Aug 2019 11:30:34 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190828153033.GA15512@pauld.bos.csb> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190827215035.GH2332@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 11:50:35PM +0200 Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 10:14:17PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > Apple have provided a sysctl that allows applications to indicate that 
> > specific threads should make use of core isolation while allowing 
> > the rest of the system to make use of SMT, and browsers (Safari, Firefox 
> > and Chrome, at least) are now making use of this. Trying to do something 
> > similar using cgroups seems a bit awkward. Would something like this be 
> > reasonable? 
> 
> Sure; like I wrote earlier; I only did the cgroup thing because I was
> lazy and it was the easiest interface to hack on in a hurry.
> 
> The rest of the ABI nonsense can 'trivially' be done later; if when we
> decide to actually do this.

I think something that allows the tag to be set may be needed. One of 
the use cases for this is virtualization stacks, where you really want
to be able to keep the higher CPU count and to set up the isolation 
from management processes on the host. 

The current cgroup interface doesn't work for that because it doesn't 
apply the tag to children. We've been unable to fully test it in a virt
setup because our VMs are made of a child cgroup per vcpu. 

> 
> And given MDS, I'm still not entirely convinced it all makes sense. If
> it were just L1TF, then yes, but now...

I was thinking MDS is really the reason for this. L1TF has mitigations but
the only current mitigation for MDS for smt is ... nosmt. 

The current core scheduler implementation, I believe, still has (theoretical?) 
holes involving interrupts, once/if those are closed it may be even less 
attractive.

> 
> > Having spoken to the Chrome team, I believe that the 
> > semantics we want are:
> > 
> > 1) A thread to be able to indicate that it should not run on the same 
> > core as anything not in posession of the same cookie
> > 2) Descendents of that thread to (by default) have the same cookie
> > 3) No other thread be able to obtain the same cookie
> > 4) Threads not be able to rejoin the global group (ie, threads can 
> > segregate themselves from their parent and peers, but can never rejoin 
> > that group once segregated)
> > 
> > but don't know if that's what everyone else would want.
> > 
> > diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/prctl.h b/include/uapi/linux/prctl.h
> > index 094bb03b9cc2..5d411246d4d5 100644
> > --- a/include/uapi/linux/prctl.h
> > +++ b/include/uapi/linux/prctl.h
> > @@ -229,4 +229,5 @@ struct prctl_mm_map {
> >  # define PR_PAC_APDBKEY			(1UL << 3)
> >  # define PR_PAC_APGAKEY			(1UL << 4)
> >  
> > +#define PR_CORE_ISOLATE			55
> >  #endif /* _LINUX_PRCTL_H */
> > diff --git a/kernel/sys.c b/kernel/sys.c
> > index 12df0e5434b8..a054cfcca511 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sys.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sys.c
> > @@ -2486,6 +2486,13 @@ SYSCALL_DEFINE5(prctl, int, option, unsigned long, arg2, unsigned long, arg3,
> >  			return -EINVAL;
> >  		error = PAC_RESET_KEYS(me, arg2);
> >  		break;
> > +	case PR_CORE_ISOLATE:
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_SCHED_CORE
> > +		current->core_cookie = (unsigned long)current;
> 
> This needs to then also force a reschedule of current. And there's the
> little issue of what happens if 'current' dies while its children live
> on, and current gets re-used for a new process and does this again.

sched_core_get() too?


Cheers,
Phil

> 
> > +#else
> > +		result = -EINVAL;
> > +#endif
> > +		break;
> >  	default:
> >  		error = -EINVAL;
> >  		break;
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org

-- 

  reply	other threads:[~2019-08-28 15:30 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
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 [this message]
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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