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From: Kamalesh Babulal <kamalesh@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Diwakar Tundlam <dtundlam@nvidia.com>
Cc: "'Ingo Molnar'" <mingo@elte.hu>,
	"'Peter Zijlstra'" <peterz@infradead.org>,
	"'linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org'" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Peter De Schrijver <pdeschrijver@nvidia.com>,
	Antti Miettinen <amiettinen@nvidia.com>,
	Matthew Longnecker <MLongnecker@nvidia.com>,
	Kevin Kranzusch <KKranzusch@nvidia.com>
Subject: Re: Fix bug: Scheduler's idle-load-balancer not running in first 5 mins after bootup
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:22:28 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20120131155228.GB22077@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1DD7BFEDD3147247B1355BEFEFE466523791832BD5@HQMAIL04.nvidia.com>

* Diwakar Tundlam <dtundlam@nvidia.com> [2012-01-30 10:14:23]:

> We ran into this at Nvidia. QA filed a bug saying coremark_4pthreads scores lower (as if running on 3 cores) when run shortly after bootup. But later its score increases to expected values on 4 cores.
> 
> This patch is relevant to linux-2.6.39 but I noticed this fix is not made in linux-3.0, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3 also.
> 
> Please see commit log for more details of the problem and fix.
> 
> Thanks,
>   Diwakar.
>   Tegra Android Kernel SW Engg.
>   NVIDIA.
>   Santa Clara, CA
> 
> commit d04d7ef0e3f8c70bd6cd5abb2abc0236aa8d1f7c
> Author: Diwakar Tundlam <dtundlam@nvidia.com>
> Date:   Wed Jan 18 18:58:57 2012 -0800
> 
>     scheduler: domain: init next_balance in nohz_idle_balancer with jiffies
>     
>     The next_balance parameter of nohz_idle_balancer should be initialized
>     to jiffies since jiffies itself is initialized to 300 seconds shy of
>     overflow. Otherwise, nohz_idle_balancer does not run for the first 5
>     mins after bootup.
>     
>     Signed-off-by: Diwakar Tundlam <dtundlam@nvidia.com>
>     Reviewed-by: Aleksandr Frid <afrid@nvidia.com>
>     Reviewed-by: Peter Boonstoppel <pboonstoppel@nvidia.com>
>     Reviewed-by: Satya Popuri <spopuri@nvidia.com>
> 
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c index c5b09f7..506c5da 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched.c

Can you rebase the patch against tip. kernel/sched* has been
moved to kernel/sched/.

> @@ -8288,6 +8288,7 @@ void __init sched_init(void)
>         atomic_set(&nohz.load_balancer, nr_cpu_ids);
>         atomic_set(&nohz.first_pick_cpu, nr_cpu_ids);
>         atomic_set(&nohz.second_pick_cpu, nr_cpu_ids);

above lines are removed by 0b005cf54eac

> +       nohz.next_balance = jiffies;
>  #endif
>         /* May be allocated at isolcpus cmdline parse time */
>         if (cpu_isolated_map == NULL)
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      parent reply	other threads:[~2012-01-31 15:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-01-30 18:14 Fix bug: Scheduler's idle-load-balancer not running in first 5 mins after bootup Diwakar Tundlam
2012-01-31  3:49 ` Mike Galbraith
2012-01-31 19:15   ` Diwakar Tundlam
2012-01-31 15:52 ` Kamalesh Babulal [this message]

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