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From: Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@arm.com>
To: Douglas Raillard <douglas.raillard@arm.com>
Cc: Quentin Perret <quentin.perret@arm.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-pm@vger.kernel.org,
	mingo@redhat.com, peterz@infradead.org, dietmar.eggemann@arm.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/7] PM: Introduce em_pd_get_higher_freq()
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:04:39 +0100
Message-ID: <20190620130439.c3tk7osezd37pfmj@e110439-lin> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <11976c37-65d3-e0c6-034d-cfec9ebb5b49@arm.com>

On 19-Jun 17:08, Douglas Raillard wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> 
> On 5/16/19 2:22 PM, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> > On 16-May 14:01, Quentin Perret wrote:
> > > On Thursday 16 May 2019 at 13:42:00 (+0100), Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> > > > > +static inline unsigned long em_pd_get_higher_freq(struct em_perf_domain *pd,
> > > > > +	unsigned long min_freq, unsigned long cost_margin)
> > > > > +{
> > > > > +	unsigned long max_cost = 0;
> > > > > +	struct em_cap_state *cs;
> > > > > +	int i;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	if (!pd)
> > > > > +		return min_freq;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	/* Compute the maximum allowed cost */
> > > > > +	for (i = 0; i < pd->nr_cap_states; i++) {
> > > > > +		cs = &pd->table[i];
> > > > > +		if (cs->frequency >= min_freq) {
> > > > > +			max_cost = cs->cost + (cs->cost * cost_margin) / 1024;
> > > >                                                                           ^^^^
> > > > ... end here we should probably better use SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE
> > > > instead of hard-coding in values, isn't it?
> > > 
> > > I'm not sure to agree. This isn't part of the scheduler per se, and the
> > > cost thing isn't in units of capacity, but in units of power, so I don't
> > > think SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE is correct here.
> > 
> > Right, I get the units do not match and it would not be elegant to use
> > it here...
> > 
> > > But I agree these hard coded values (that one, and the 512 in one of the
> > > following patches) could use some motivation :-)
> > 
> > ... ultimately SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE is just SCHED_FIXEDPOINT_SCALE,
> > which is adimensional. Perhaps we should use that or yet another alias
> > for the same.
> 
> Would it be a good idea to use SCHED_FIXEDPOINT_SCALE in energy.c ?
> Since it's not part of the scheduler, maybe there is a scale covering a wider scope,
> or we can introduce a similar ENERGY_FIXEDPOINT_SCALE in energy_model.h.

Well, in energy_model.c we have references to "capacity" and
"utilization" which are all SCHED_FIXEDPOINT_SCALE range values.
That symbol is defined in <linux/sched.h> and we already pull
in other <linux/sched/*> headers.

So, to me it seems it's not unreasonable to say that we use scheduler
related concepts and it makes more sense than introducing yet another
scaling factor.

But that's just my two cents ;)

Best,
Patrick

-- 
#include <best/regards.h>

Patrick Bellasi

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Thread overview: 36+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-08 17:42 [RFC PATCH 0/7] sched/cpufreq: Make schedutil energy aware douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42 ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42 ` [RFC PATCH 1/7] PM: Introduce em_pd_get_higher_freq() douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42   ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-16 12:42   ` Patrick Bellasi
2019-05-16 12:42     ` Patrick Bellasi
2019-05-16 13:01     ` Quentin Perret
2019-05-16 13:01       ` Quentin Perret
2019-05-16 13:22       ` Patrick Bellasi
2019-05-16 13:22         ` Patrick Bellasi
2019-06-19 16:08         ` Douglas Raillard
2019-06-20 13:04           ` Patrick Bellasi [this message]
2019-06-21 10:17             ` Quentin Perret
2019-06-21 10:22               ` Quentin Perret
2019-05-16 13:06     ` Douglas Raillard
2019-05-16 13:06       ` Douglas Raillard
2019-05-08 17:42 ` [RFC PATCH 2/7] sched/cpufreq: Attach perf domain to sugov policy douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42   ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42 ` [RFC PATCH 3/7] sched/cpufreq: Hook em_pd_get_higher_power() into get_next_freq() douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42   ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42 ` [RFC PATCH 4/7] sched/cpufreq: Move up sugov_cpu_is_busy() douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42   ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42 ` [RFC PATCH 5/7] sched/cpufreq: sugov_cpu_is_busy for shared policy douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:42   ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:43 ` [RFC PATCH 6/7] sched/cpufreq: Improve sugov_cpu_is_busy accuracy douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:43   ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-16 12:55   ` Patrick Bellasi
2019-05-16 12:55     ` Patrick Bellasi
2019-06-19 16:19     ` Douglas Raillard
2019-06-20 11:05       ` Patrick Bellasi
2019-05-08 17:43 ` [RFC PATCH 7/7] sched/cpufreq: Boost schedutil frequency ramp up douglas.raillard
2019-05-08 17:43   ` douglas.raillard
2019-05-13  7:12 ` [RFC PATCH 0/7] sched/cpufreq: Make schedutil energy aware Viresh Kumar
2019-05-13  7:12   ` Viresh Kumar
2019-05-13 13:52   ` Douglas Raillard
2019-05-13 13:52     ` Douglas Raillard

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