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From: "Doug Smythies" <dsmythies@telus.net>
To: "'Giovanni Gherdovich'" <ggherdovich@suse.cz>
Cc: <x86@kernel.org>, <linux-pm@vger.kernel.org>,
	<linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"'Mel Gorman'" <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	"'Matt Fleming'" <matt@codeblueprint.co.uk>,
	"'Viresh Kumar'" <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>,
	"'Juri Lelli'" <juri.lelli@redhat.com>,
	"'Paul Turner'" <pjt@google.com>,
	"'Peter Zijlstra'" <peterz@infradead.org>,
	"'Vincent Guittot'" <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>,
	"'Quentin Perret'" <qperret@qperret.net>,
	"'Dietmar Eggemann'" <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>,
	"'Srinivas Pandruvada'" <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com>,
	"'Thomas Gleixner'" <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"'Ingo Molnar'" <mingo@redhat.com>,
	"'Borislav Petkov'" <bp@suse.de>, "'Len Brown'" <lenb@kernel.org>,
	"'Rafael J . Wysocki'" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v4 1/6] x86,sched: Add support for frequency invariance
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 23:32:34 -0800
Message-ID: <001d01d5a4f4$d96b21b0$8c416510$@net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1574781600.7677.2.camel@suse.cz>

On 2019.11.26 07:20 Giovanni Gherdovich wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-11-25 at 21:59 -0800, Doug Smythies wrote:
>> [...]
>> The issue with the schedutil governor not working properly in the 5.4 RC series
>> appears to be hardware dependant.
>> 
>> My test computer is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz., Sandy Bridge.
>> On a temporary basis, I acquired a computer with an
>> Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Haswell,
>> and schedutil governor behaviour with the exact same kernels is fine:
>> 
>> That "gitsource" test, "make test" 6 times, first run thrown out:
>> 
>> Kernel 5.4 intel_cpufreq/schedutil: 3411.8 seconds
>> Kernel 5.4 + gg 6 intel_cpufreq/schedutil: 1696.7 seconds
>> Ratio: 0.49
>> Recall you got a ratio of 0.49 with 5th generation, Broadwell.
>
> It's good to hear that we're getting the same performance numbers for this
> patchset on all hardware that is not a Sandy Bridge. Thanks for double
> checking, independent verification is always valuable.
> 
> Now, regarding the 5.4 regression for schedutil you see on Sandy Bridge: can
> we move this to the kernel bugzilla? Would you care to open a bug there and CC
> me to it?

O.K., I'll need another day or two to isolate further, then I'll open a bug.
I now understand considerably more, and why my bisection ended up
at a strange spot.

> If it's reproducible we should assess it and see what can be done.

On my Sandy Bridge system if the kernel configuration contains:

CONFIG_UCLAMP_TASK_GROUP=y

Then the intel_cpufreq/schedutil will respond much like the performance
governor.

If the kernel configuration contains:

# CONFIG_UCLAMP_TASK_GROUP is not set

Then the intel_cpufreq/schedutil will respond much like it used to.

On the Haswell computer, it doesn't seem to matter, and your tests
seem to confirm this.

Note: I steal my kernel configuration from the Ubuntu mainline builds,
and they changed this parameter during the 5.4-rc series.

... Doug



  reply index

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-13 12:46 [PATCH v4 0/6] Add support for frequency invariance for (some) x86 Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-13 12:46 ` [PATCH v4 1/6] x86,sched: Add support for frequency invariance Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-24  7:49   ` Doug Smythies
2019-11-25  8:16     ` Doug Smythies
2019-11-25  9:16     ` Mel Gorman
2019-11-25 16:06     ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-26  5:59       ` Doug Smythies
2019-11-26 15:20         ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-27  7:32           ` Doug Smythies [this message]
2019-11-28 22:48             ` Doug Smythies
2019-12-19 10:48               ` Qais Yousef
2019-12-23  7:47                 ` Doug Smythies
2019-12-23 14:07                   ` Qais Yousef
2019-12-23 14:40                     ` Qais Yousef
2019-12-23 16:34                       ` Doug Smythies
2019-12-23 19:10                         ` Qais Yousef
2019-12-24  1:16                           ` Doug Smythies
2019-12-24 11:08                             ` Qais Yousef
2019-12-02 16:34   ` Ionela Voinescu
2019-12-06 11:57     ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-12-18 19:34       ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-19 20:27         ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-13 12:46 ` [PATCH v4 2/6] x86,sched: Add support for frequency invariance on SKYLAKE_X Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-12-18 20:06   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-19 20:29     ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-13 12:46 ` [PATCH v4 3/6] x86,sched: Add support for frequency invariance on XEON_PHI_KNL/KNM Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-12-18 20:22   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-19 20:32     ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-13 12:46 ` [PATCH v4 4/6] x86,sched: Add support for frequency invariance on ATOM_GOLDMONT* Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-13 12:46 ` [PATCH v4 5/6] x86,sched: Add support for frequency invariance on ATOM Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-13 16:50   ` Srinivas Pandruvada
2019-11-15 10:34     ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-11-13 12:46 ` [PATCH v4 6/6] x86: intel_pstate: handle runtime turbo disablement/enablement in freq. invariance Giovanni Gherdovich
2019-12-18 20:37 ` [PATCH v4 0/6] Add support for frequency invariance for (some) x86 Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-19 20:33   ` Giovanni Gherdovich

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