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From: Josh Don <joshdon@google.com>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>,
	Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
Cc: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Ben Segall <bsegall@google.com>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>,
	Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <bristot@redhat.com>,
	Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>,
	Vineeth Pillai <vineethrp@gmail.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Josh Don <joshdon@google.com>
Subject: [PATCH] sched/core: fix pick_next_task 'max' tracking
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:56:15 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210818005615.138527-1-joshdon@google.com> (raw)

For core-sched, pick_next_task will update the 'max' task if there is a
cookie mismatch (since in this case the new task must be of higher
priority than the current max). However, we fail to update 'max' if
we've found a task with a matching cookie and higher priority than
'max'.

This can result in extra iterations on SMT-X machines, where X > 2.

As an example, on a machine with SMT=3, on core 0, SMT-0 might pick
the following, in order:

- SMT-0: p1, with cookie A, and priority 10 (max = p1)
- SMT-1: p2, with cookie A, and priority 30 (max not updated here)
- SMT-2: p3, with cookie B, and priority 20 (max = p2)
	> invalidate the other picks and retry

Here, we should have instead updated 'max' when picking for SMT-1. Note
that this code would eventually have righted itself, since the retry
loop would re-pick p2, and update 'max' accordingly. However, this patch
avoids the extra round-trip.

Signed-off-by: Josh Don <joshdon@google.com>
---
 kernel/sched/core.c | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 3431939699dc..110ea7582a33 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -5623,6 +5623,8 @@ pick_next_task(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *prev, struct rq_flags *rf)
 					occ = 1;
 					goto again;
 				}
+			} else if (prio_less(max, p, fi_before)) {
+				max = p;
 			}
 		}
 	}
-- 
2.33.0.rc1.237.g0d66db33f3-goog


             reply	other threads:[~2021-08-18  0:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-18  0:56 Josh Don [this message]
2021-08-18  4:35 ` Tao Zhou
2021-08-18 15:18   ` Tao Zhou
2021-08-23 11:16 ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-08-23 15:38   ` Tao Zhou
2021-08-23 20:25   ` Vineeth Pillai
2021-08-23 22:57     ` Tao Zhou
2021-08-24  9:03     ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-08-24  9:38       ` [PATCH] sched/core: Simplify core-wide task selection Peter Zijlstra
2021-08-24 12:15         ` Tao Zhou
2021-08-24 17:40         ` Josh Don
2021-08-24 18:28         ` Vineeth Pillai
2021-09-09 11:18         ` [tip: sched/core] " tip-bot2 for Peter Zijlstra
2021-10-05 14:12         ` tip-bot2 for Peter Zijlstra
2021-08-23 23:24   ` [PATCH] sched/core: fix pick_next_task 'max' tracking Josh Don
2021-08-24  3:01     ` Tao Zhou
2021-08-24  8:55     ` Peter Zijlstra

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