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From: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
To: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Cc: 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,
	 torvalds@linux-foundation.org, qyousef@layalina.io,
	tglx@linutronix.de,  rafael@kernel.org, viresh.kumar@linaro.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,  linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sched/fair: Fix frequency selection for non invariant case
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2024 11:04:10 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAKfTPtB5hqAeJ-0T00azkfC-oYET20aJ8Gq69OrS+1caCgErtg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ZaZTlcFZaQefnf1v@gmail.com>

On Tue, 16 Jan 2024 at 10:59, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
>
>
> * Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> > When frequency invariance is not enabled, get_capacity_ref_freq(policy)
> > returns the current frequency and the performance margin applied by
> > map_util_perf(), enabled the utilization to go above the maximum compute
> > capacity and to select a higher frequency than the current one.
> >
> > The performance margin is now applied earlier in the path to take into
> > account some utilization clampings and we can't get an utilization higher
> > than the maximum compute capacity.
> >
> > We must use a frequency above the current frequency to get a chance to
> > select a higher OPP when the current one becomes fully used. Apply
> > the same margin and returns a frequency 25% higher than the current one in
> > order to switch to the next OPP before we fully use the cpu at the current
> > one.
> >
> > Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > Closes: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAHk-=wgWcYX2oXKtgvNN2LLDXP7kXkbo-xTfumEjmPbjSer2RQ@mail.gmail.com/
> > Reported-by: Wyes Karny <wkarny@gmail.com>
> > Closes: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20240114091240.xzdvqk75ifgfj5yx@wyes-pc/
> > Fixes: 9c0b4bb7f630 ("sched/cpufreq: Rework schedutil governor performance estimation")
> > Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
> > Tested-by: Wyes Karny <wkarny@gmail.com>
> > ---
> >  kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c | 6 +++++-
> >  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > index 95c3c097083e..d12e95d30e2e 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> > @@ -133,7 +133,11 @@ unsigned long get_capacity_ref_freq(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
> >       if (arch_scale_freq_invariant())
> >               return policy->cpuinfo.max_freq;
> >
> > -     return policy->cur;
> > +     /*
> > +      * Apply a 25% margin so that we select a higher frequency than
> > +      * the current one before the CPU is full busy
> > +      */
> > +     return policy->cur + (policy->cur >> 2);
> >  }
>
> I've updated the changelog to better express what was broken and how we
> fixed it. Ack?

Looks good

Thanks

>
>         Ingo
>
> ==========================>
> From: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
> Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2024 19:36:00 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] sched/fair: Fix frequency selection for non-invariant case
>
> Linus reported a ~50% performance regression on single-threaded
> workloads on his AMD Ryzen system, and bisected it to:
>
>   9c0b4bb7f630 ("sched/cpufreq: Rework schedutil governor performance estimation")
>
> When frequency invariance is not enabled, get_capacity_ref_freq(policy)
> is supposed to return the current frequency and the performance margin
> applied by map_util_perf(), enabling the utilization to go above the
> maximum compute capacity and to select a higher frequency than the current one.
>
> After the changes in 9c0b4bb7f630, the performance margin was applied
> earlier in the path to take into account utilization clampings and
> we couldn't get a utilization higher than the maximum compute capacity,
> and the CPU remained 'stuck' at lower frequencies.
>
> To fix this, we must use a frequency above the current frequency to
> get a chance to select a higher OPP when the current one becomes fully used.
> Apply the same margin and return a frequency 25% higher than the current
> one in order to switch to the next OPP before we fully use the CPU
> at the current one.
>
> [ mingo: Clarified the changelog. ]
>
> Fixes: 9c0b4bb7f630 ("sched/cpufreq: Rework schedutil governor performance estimation")
> Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> Bisected-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> Reported-by: Wyes Karny <wkarny@gmail.com>
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> Tested-by: Wyes Karny <wkarny@gmail.com>
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20240114183600.135316-1-vincent.guittot@linaro.org
> ---
>  kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c | 6 +++++-
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> index 95c3c097083e..eece6244f9d2 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/cpufreq_schedutil.c
> @@ -133,7 +133,11 @@ unsigned long get_capacity_ref_freq(struct cpufreq_policy *policy)
>         if (arch_scale_freq_invariant())
>                 return policy->cpuinfo.max_freq;
>
> -       return policy->cur;
> +       /*
> +        * Apply a 25% margin so that we select a higher frequency than
> +        * the current one before the CPU is fully busy:
> +        */
> +       return policy->cur + (policy->cur >> 2);
>  }
>
>  /**

  reply	other threads:[~2024-01-16 10:04 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 [this message]
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
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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