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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Jon Hunter <jonathanh@nvidia.com>
Cc: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>,
	mingo@redhat.com, peterz@infradead.org,  juri.lelli@redhat.com,
	dietmar.eggemann@arm.com, rostedt@goodmis.org,
	 bsegall@google.com, mgorman@suse.de, bristot@redhat.com,
	vschneid@redhat.com,  wkarny@gmail.com, qyousef@layalina.io,
	tglx@linutronix.de, rafael@kernel.org,  viresh.kumar@linaro.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,  linux-pm@vger.kernel.org,
	 "linux-tegra@vger.kernel.org" <linux-tegra@vger.kernel.org>,
	Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com>,
	 Sasha Levin <sashal@nvidia.com>,
	Laxman Dewangan <ldewangan@nvidia.com>,
	 Shardar Mohammed <smohammed@nvidia.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sched/fair: Fix frequency selection for non invariant case
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2024 09:19:42 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wgjiVanO4ZS1hy2sfAFTN_pYtQqVQb_g+dbrP34M6xTDw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6ec54a8f-a602-4f33-96ce-0204f07046e1@nvidia.com>

On Wed, 14 Feb 2024 at 09:12, Jon Hunter <jonathanh@nvidia.com> wrote:
>
> We have also observed a performance degradation on our Tegra platforms
> with v6.8-rc1. Unfortunately, the above change does not fix the problem
> for us and we are still seeing a performance issue with v6.8-rc4. For
> example, running Dhrystone on Tegra234 I am seeing the following ...
>
> Linux v6.7:
> [ 2216.301949] CPU0: Dhrystones per Second: 31976326 (18199 DMIPS)
> [ 2220.993877] CPU1: Dhrystones per Second: 49568123 (28211 DMIPS)
> [ 2225.685280] CPU2: Dhrystones per Second: 49568123 (28211 DMIPS)
> [ 2230.364423] CPU3: Dhrystones per Second: 49632220 (28248 DMIPS)
>
> Linux v6.8-rc4:
> [   44.661686] CPU0: Dhrystones per Second: 16068483 (9145 DMIPS)
> [   51.895107] CPU1: Dhrystones per Second: 16077457 (9150 DMIPS)
> [   59.105410] CPU2: Dhrystones per Second: 16095436 (9160 DMIPS)
> [   66.333297] CPU3: Dhrystones per Second: 16064000 (9142 DMIPS)
>
> If I revert this change and the following ...
>
>   b3edde44e5d4 ("cpufreq/schedutil: Use a fixed reference frequency")
>   f12560779f9d ("sched/cpufreq: Rework iowait boost")
>   9c0b4bb7f630 ("sched/cpufreq: Rework schedutil governor
>
> ... then the perf is similar to where it was ...

Ok, guys, this whole scheduler / cpufreq rewrite seems to have been
completely buggered.

Please tell me why we shouldn't just revert things as per above?

Sure, the problem _I_ experienced is fixed, but apparently there are
others just lurking, and they are even bigger degradations than the
one I saw.

We're now at rc4, we're not releasing a 6.8 with the above kinds of
numbers. So either there's another obvious one-liner fix, or we need
to revert this whole thing.

Yes, dhrystones is a truly crappy benchmark, but partly _because_ it's
such a horribly bad benchmark it's also a very simple case. It's pure
CPU load with absolutely nothing interesting going on. Regressing on
that by a factor of three is a sign of complete failure.

                  Linus

  parent reply	other threads:[~2024-02-14 17:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2024-01-14 18:36 [PATCH] sched/fair: Fix frequency selection for non invariant case Vincent Guittot
2024-01-15 12:15 ` Qais Yousef
2024-01-15 20:06 ` Dietmar Eggemann
2024-01-16  9:59 ` Ingo Molnar
2024-01-16 10:04   ` Vincent Guittot
2024-01-17 14:28   ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2024-02-14 17:12 ` Jon Hunter
2024-02-14 17:19   ` Vincent Guittot
2024-02-14 17:19   ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2024-02-14 17:22     ` Vincent Guittot
2024-02-14 17:57       ` Jon Hunter
2024-02-15  8:45       ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2024-02-15  9:13         ` Greg KH
2024-02-15 10:00           ` Thorsten Leemhuis

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