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From: Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@arm.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-pm@vger.kernel.org,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>,
	"Rafael J . Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>,
	Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>,
	Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>,
	Paul Turner <pjt@google.com>,
	Quentin Perret <quentin.perret@arm.com>,
	Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>,
	Morten Rasmussen <morten.rasmussen@arm.com>,
	Todd Kjos <tkjos@google.com>, Joel Fernandes <joelaf@google.com>,
	Steve Muckle <smuckle@google.com>,
	Suren Baghdasaryan <surenb@google.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 14/16] sched/core: uclamp: request CAP_SYS_ADMIN by default
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:07:32 +0100
Message-ID: <20180914140732.GR1413@e110439-lin> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180914111003.GC24082@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net>

On 14-Sep 13:10, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 03:40:53PM +0100, Patrick Bellasi wrote:
> > 1) _I think_ we don't want to depend on capable(CAP_SYS_NICE) but
> >    instead on capable(CAP_SYS_ADMIN)
> > 
> >    Does that make sense ?
> 
> Neither of them really makes sense to me.
> 
> The max clamp makes a task 'consume' less and you should always be able
> to reduce yourself.
> 
> The min clamp doesn't avoid while(1); and is therefore also not a
> problem.
> 
> So I think setting clamps on a task should not be subject to additional
> capabilities.
> 
> Now, of course, there is a problem of clamp resources, which are
> limited. Consuming those _is_ a problem.

Right, that problem could be solved if we convince ourself that the
quantization approach proposed in:

   [PATCH v4 15/16] sched/core: uclamp: add clamp group discretization support
   https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20180828135324.21976-16-patrick.bellasi@arm.com/

could make sense and specifically, the other limitation it imposes
(i.e. the quantizaiton) is within reasonable rounding control errors/

> I think the problem here is that the two are conflated in the very same
> interface.
> 
> Would it make sense to move the available clamp values out to some sysfs
> interface like thing and guard that with a capability, while keeping the
> task interface unprivilidged?

You mean something like:

   $ cat /proc/sys/kernel/sched_uclamp_min_utils
   0 10 20 ... 100

to notify users about the set of clamp values which are available ?

> Another thing that has me 'worried' about this interface is the direct
> tie to CPU capacity (not that I have a better suggestion). But it does
> raise the point of how userspace is going to discover the relevant
> values of the platform.

This point worries me too, and that's what I think is addressed in a
sane way in:

   [PATCH v4 13/16] sched/core: uclamp: use percentage clamp values
   https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20180828135324.21976-14-patrick.bellasi@arm.com/

IMHO percentages are a reasonably safe and generic API to expose to
user-space. Don't you think this should address your concern above ?

-- 
#include <best/regards.h>

Patrick Bellasi

  reply index

Thread overview: 80+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-08-28 13:53 [PATCH v4 00/16] Add utilization clamping support Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 01/16] sched/core: uclamp: extend sched_setattr to support utilization clamping Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-05 11:01   ` Juri Lelli
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 02/16] sched/core: uclamp: map TASK's clamp values into CPU's clamp groups Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-05 10:45   ` Juri Lelli
2018-09-06 13:48     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-06 14:13       ` Juri Lelli
2018-09-06  8:17   ` Juri Lelli
2018-09-06 14:00     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-08 23:47   ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2018-09-12 10:32     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-12 13:49   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-12 15:56     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-12 16:12       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-12 17:35         ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-12 17:42           ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-12 17:52             ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-13 19:14               ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-14  8:51                 ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-12 16:24   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-12 17:42     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-13 19:20       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-14  8:47         ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 03/16] sched/core: uclamp: add CPU's clamp groups accounting Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-12 17:34   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-12 17:44     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-13 19:12   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-14  9:07     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-14 11:52       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-14 13:41         ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 04/16] sched/core: uclamp: update CPU's refcount on clamp changes Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 05/16] sched/core: uclamp: enforce last task UCLAMP_MAX Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 06/16] sched/cpufreq: uclamp: add utilization clamping for FAIR tasks Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-14  9:32   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-14 13:19     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-14 13:36       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-14 13:57         ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-27 10:23           ` Quentin Perret
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 07/16] sched/core: uclamp: extend cpu's cgroup controller Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 18:29   ` Randy Dunlap
2018-08-29  8:53     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 08/16] sched/core: uclamp: propagate parent clamps Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-09  3:02   ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2018-09-12 12:51     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-12 15:56       ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2018-09-11 15:18   ` Tejun Heo
2018-09-11 16:26     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-11 16:28       ` Tejun Heo
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 09/16] sched/core: uclamp: map TG's clamp values into CPU's clamp groups Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-09 18:52   ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2018-09-12 14:19     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-12 15:53       ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 10/16] sched/core: uclamp: use TG's clamps to restrict Task's clamps Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 11/16] sched/core: uclamp: add system default clamps Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-10 16:20   ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2018-09-11 16:46     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-11 19:25       ` Suren Baghdasaryan
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 12/16] sched/core: uclamp: update CPU's refcount on TG's clamp changes Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 13/16] sched/core: uclamp: use percentage clamp values Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 14/16] sched/core: uclamp: request CAP_SYS_ADMIN by default Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-04 13:47   ` Juri Lelli
2018-09-06 14:40     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-06 14:59       ` Juri Lelli
2018-09-06 17:21         ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-14 11:10       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-14 14:07         ` Patrick Bellasi [this message]
2018-09-14 14:28           ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-17 12:27             ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-21  9:13               ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-24 15:14                 ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-24 15:56                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-24 17:23                     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-24 16:26                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-24 17:19                     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-25 15:49                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-09-26 10:43                     ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-09-27 10:00                     ` Quentin Perret
2018-09-26 17:51                 ` Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 15/16] sched/core: uclamp: add clamp group discretization support Patrick Bellasi
2018-08-28 13:53 ` [PATCH v4 16/16] sched/cpufreq: uclamp: add utilization clamping for RT tasks Patrick Bellasi

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