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From: Giovanni Gherdovich <ggherdovich@suse.cz>
To: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@rjwysocki.net>,
	Linux PM <linux-pm@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux ACPI <linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Srinivas Pandruvada <srinivas.pandruvada@linux.intel.com>,
	Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>,
	Michael Larabel <Michael@phoronix.com>,
	Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>,
	Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v1 1/2] cpufreq: ACPI: Extend frequency tables to cover boost frequencies
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 08:06:25 +0100
Message-ID: <1612508785.19825.6.camel@suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8467867.3EdU9UaQ17@kreacher>

On Thu, 2021-02-04 at 18:25 +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> From: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
> 
> A severe performance regression on AMD EPYC processors when using
> the schedutil scaling governor was discovered by Phoronix.com and
> attributed to the following commits:
> 
>     41ea667227ba ("x86, sched: Calculate frequency invariance for
>     AMD systems")
> 
>     976df7e5730e ("x86, sched: Use midpoint of max_boost and max_P
>     for frequency invariance on AMD EPYC")
> 
> [snip]
> 
> Fixes: 41ea667227ba ("x86, sched: Calculate frequency invariance for AMD systems")
> Fixes: 976df7e5730e ("x86, sched: Use midpoint of max_boost and max_P for frequency invariance on AMD EPYC")
> Fixes: db865272d9c4 ("cpufreq: Avoid configuring old governors as default with intel_pstate")
> Link: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux511-amd-schedutil&num=1
> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-pm/20210203135321.12253-2-ggherdovich@suse.cz/
> Reported-by: Michael Larabel <Michael@phoronix.com>
> Diagnosed-by: Giovanni Gherdovich <ggherdovich@suse.cz>
> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
> ---
>  drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c |  107 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----
>  1 file changed, 95 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
> 
> Index: linux-pm/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-pm.orig/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
> +++ linux-pm/drivers/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.c
> [...]

Tested-by: Giovanni Gherdovich <ggherdovich@suse.cz>
Reviewed-by: Giovanni Gherdovich <ggherdovich@suse.cz>

Note there is also the Tested-by: Michael, from the other thread
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/5ea06dbe-255c-3d22-b9bd-6e627c5f94af@phoronix.com/

I tested this patch with the "NASA Parallel Benchmarks" from [link below], the
results confirms that the 5.10 performance is recovered:


Ratios of completion times, lower is better (5.10 is the baseline)

                              5.10     5.11-rc6 5.11-rc6-ggherdov 5.11-rc6-rafael
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Integer Sort              1.00        1.21        0.91           0.93
    Embarrassingly Parallel   1.00        1.60        1.00           1.00
    Discrete FFT              1.00        1.68        0.67           0.67


    CPU     : MODEL            : 2x AMD EPYC 7742
              FREQUENCY TABLE  : P2: 1.50 GHz
                                 P1: 2.00 GHz
                                 P0: 2.25 GHz
              MAX BOOST        :     3.40 GHz

[link] https://www.nas.nasa.gov/publications/npb.html

Thanks,
Giovanni

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-04 17:23 [PATCH v1 0/2] cpufreq: ACPI: Address performance regression related to scale-invariance Rafael J. Wysocki
2021-02-04 17:25 ` [PATCH v1 1/2] cpufreq: ACPI: Extend frequency tables to cover boost frequencies Rafael J. Wysocki
2021-02-05  7:06   ` Giovanni Gherdovich [this message]
2021-02-04 17:34 ` [PATCH v1 2/2] cpufreq: ACPI: Update arch scale-invariance max perf ratio if CPPC is not there Rafael J. Wysocki
2021-02-05  7:07   ` Giovanni Gherdovich
2021-02-05 11:56   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-02-05 12:23     ` Rafael J. Wysocki

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