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From: Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@arm.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>,
	Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@arm.com>,
	Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>,
	Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>,
	Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>,
	Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Ben Segall <bsegall@google.com>, Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>,
	Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@google.com>,
	Quentin Perret <qperret@google.com>,
	Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>,
	Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@matbug.net>,
	Pavan Kondeti <pkondeti@codeaurora.org>,
	linux-doc@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] Documentation/sysctl: Document uclamp sysctl knobs
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:40:53 +0100
Message-ID: <20200511154053.7822-2-qais.yousef@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200511154053.7822-1-qais.yousef@arm.com>

Uclamp exposes 3 sysctl knobs:

	* sched_util_clamp_min
	* sched_util_clamp_max
	* sched_util_clamp_min_rt_default

Document them in sysctl/kernel.rst.

Signed-off-by: Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@arm.com>
CC: Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net>
CC: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>
CC: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
CC: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>
CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
CC: Ben Segall <bsegall@google.com>
CC: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
CC: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>
CC: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
CC: Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@google.com>
CC: Quentin Perret <qperret@google.com>
CC: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
CC: Patrick Bellasi <patrick.bellasi@matbug.net>
CC: Pavan Kondeti <pkondeti@codeaurora.org>
CC: linux-doc@vger.kernel.org
CC: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
CC: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
---

Changes in v5:
	* Improve the wording about the lazy update and the relationship to
	  sched_util_clamp_min (Patrick)

 Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst | 57 +++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 57 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
index 0d427fd10941..6cd3cb0e22c0 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
@@ -940,6 +940,63 @@ Enables/disables scheduler statistics. Enabling this feature
 incurs a small amount of overhead in the scheduler but is
 useful for debugging and performance tuning.
 
+sched_util_clamp_min:
+=====================
+
+Max allowed *minimum* utilization.
+
+Default value is 1024, which is the maximum possible value.
+
+It means that any requested uclamp.min value cannot be greater than
+sched_util_clamp_min, i.e., it is restricted to the range
+[0:sched_util_clamp_min].
+
+sched_util_clamp_max:
+=====================
+
+Max allowed *maximum* utilization.
+
+Default value is 1024, which is the maximum possible value.
+
+It means that any requested uclamp.max value cannot be greater than
+sched_util_clamp_max, i.e., it is restricted to the range
+[0:sched_util_clamp_max].
+
+sched_util_clamp_min_rt_default:
+================================
+
+By default Linux is tuned for performance. Which means that RT tasks always run
+at the highest frequency and most capable (highest capacity) CPU (in
+heterogeneous systems).
+
+Uclamp achieves this by setting the requested uclamp.min of all RT tasks to
+1024 by default, which effectively boosts the tasks to run at the highest
+frequency and biases them to run on the biggest CPU.
+
+This knob allows admins to change the default behavior when uclamp is being
+used. In battery powered devices particularly, running at the maximum
+capacity and frequency will increase energy consumption and shorten the battery
+life.
+
+This knob is only effective for RT tasks which the user hasn't modified their
+requested uclamp.min value via sched_setattr() syscall.
+
+This knob will not escape the range constraint imposed by sched_util_clamp_min
+defined above.
+
+For example if
+
+	sched_util_clamp_min_rt_default = 800
+	sched_util_clamp_min = 600
+
+Then the boost will be clamped to 600 because 800 is outside of the permissible
+range of [0:600]. This could happen for instance if a powersave mode will
+restrict all boosts temporarily by modifying sched_util_clamp_min. As soon as
+this restriction is lifted, the requested sched_util_clamp_min_rt_default
+will take effect.
+
+Any modification is applied lazily to tasks and is effective starting from
+their next wakeup.
 
 seccomp
 =======
-- 
2.17.1


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Thread overview: 51+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-11 15:40 [PATCH 1/2] sched/uclamp: Add a new sysctl to control RT default boost value Qais Yousef
2020-05-11 15:40 ` Qais Yousef [this message]
2020-05-11 17:18 ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-12  2:10 ` Pavan Kondeti
2020-05-12 11:46   ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-15 11:08 ` Patrick Bellasi
2020-05-18  8:31 ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-05-18 16:49   ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-28 13:23 ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-05-28 15:58   ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-28 16:11     ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-05-28 16:51       ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-28 18:29         ` Peter Zijlstra
2020-05-28 19:08           ` Patrick Bellasi
2020-05-28 19:20           ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-05-29  9:11           ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-29 10:21         ` Mel Gorman
2020-05-29 15:11           ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-29 16:02             ` Mel Gorman
2020-05-29 16:05               ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-29 10:08       ` Mel Gorman
2020-05-29 16:04         ` Qais Yousef
2020-05-29 16:57           ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-02 16:46         ` Dietmar Eggemann
2020-06-03  8:29           ` Patrick Bellasi
2020-06-03 10:10             ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-03 14:59               ` Vincent Guittot
2020-06-03 16:52                 ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-04 12:14                   ` Vincent Guittot
2020-06-05 10:45                     ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-09 15:29                       ` Vincent Guittot
2020-06-08 12:31                     ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-08 13:06                       ` Valentin Schneider
2020-06-08 14:44                       ` Steven Rostedt
2020-06-11 10:13                         ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-09 17:10                       ` Vincent Guittot
2020-06-11 10:24                         ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-11 12:01                           ` Vincent Guittot
2020-06-23 15:44                             ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-24  8:45                               ` Vincent Guittot
2020-06-05  7:55                   ` Patrick Bellasi
2020-06-05 11:32                     ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-05 13:27                       ` Patrick Bellasi
2020-06-03  9:40           ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-03 12:41             ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-04 13:40               ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-05 10:58                 ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-11 10:58                 ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-16 11:08                   ` Qais Yousef
2020-06-16 13:56                     ` Lukasz Luba
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-04-03 12:30 Qais Yousef
2020-04-03 12:30 ` [PATCH 2/2] Documentation/sysctl: Document uclamp sysctl knobs Qais Yousef

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