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From: Yury Norov <yury.norov@gmail.com>
To: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>,
	Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>,
	Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 0/8] support for bitmap (and hence CPU) list "N" abbreviation
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 17:05:06 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210223010506.GA1041464@yury-ThinkPad> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210221080827.84862-1-paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 03:08:19AM -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> This is the 5th and final version of this series.  We got some good
> improvements, like adding self-tests, using "N" as "just another number"
> that could be used anywhere, and making things not CPU specific.
> 
> But now it is time to close this review out since is down to just
> hand-wringing over hypothetical use cases, bikeshedding on upper/lower
> case, and a wild goose chase on trying to avoid adding a function arg.
> 
> So, once again - thanks to all who provided input; it was all considered
> even if not all of it was used.  And in that vein, just to be clear:
> 
> 1) There will be no adaptive modifying or guessing what the user meant if
> a range turns out to be invalid.  The caller will be responsible for
> handling the -EINVAL just as things are currently today.
> 
> 2) There will be no use of "L" or lower case "n" because there is simply
> no need for it.  Yes, it would be simple enough to add, but it complicates
> things and would also be impossible to remove later, once it went mainline.
> 
> 
> The original text from v4 follows:
> 
> The basic objective here was to add support for "nohz_full=8-N" and/or
> "rcu_nocbs="4-N" -- essentially introduce "N" as a portable reference
> to the last core, evaluated at boot for anything using a CPU list.
> 
> The thinking behind this, is that people carve off a few early CPUs to
> support housekeeping tasks, and perhaps dedicate one to a busy I/O
> peripheral, and then the remaining pool of CPUs out to the end are a
> part of a commonly configured pool used for the real work the user
> cares about.
> 
> Extend that logic out to a fleet of machines - some new, and some
> nearing EOL, and you've probably got a wide range of core counts to
> contend with - even though the early number of cores dedicated to the
> system overhead probably doesn't vary.
> 
> This change would enable sysadmins to have a common bootarg across all
> such systems, and would also avoid any off-by-one fencepost errors that
> happen for users who might briefly forget that core counts start at zero.
> 
> Originally I did this at the CPU subsys level, but Yury suggested it
> be moved down further to bitmap level itself, which made the core 
> implementation smaller and less complex, but the series longer.
> 
> New self tests are added to better exercise what bitmap range/region
> currently supports, and new tests are added for the new "N" support.
> 
> Also tested boot arg and the post-boot cgroup use case as per below:
> 
>    root@hackbox:~# cat /proc/cmdline 
>    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/bzImage root=/dev/sda1 rcu_nocbs=2,3,8-N:1/2
>    root@hackbox:~# dmesg|grep Offl
>    rcu:     Offload RCU callbacks from CPUs: 2-3,8,10,12,14.
> 
>    root@hackbox:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/foo# cat cpuset.cpus
>    
>    root@hackbox:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/foo# /bin/echo 10-N > cpuset.cpus
>    root@hackbox:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/foo# cat cpuset.cpus
>    10-15
>    root@hackbox:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/foo# /bin/echo N-N:N/N > cpuset.cpus
>    root@hackbox:/sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/foo# cat cpuset.cpus
>    15
> 
> This was on a 16 core machine with CONFIG_NR_CPUS=16 in .config file.
> 
> Note that "N" is a dynamic quantity, and can change scope if the bitmap
> is changed in size.  So at the risk of stating the obvious, don't use it
> for "burn_eFuse=128-N" or "secure_erase_firmware=32-N" type stuff.
> 
> Paul.
> ---

Acked-by: Yury Norov <yury.norov@gmail.com>
 
> [v5: go back to v3 location of "nbits" in region.  Add acks/reviewed.]
> 
> [v4: pair nbits with region, instead of inside it.  Split EINVAL and
>  ERANGE tests.  Don't handle start/end/offset within a macro to
>  abstract away nbits usage.  Added some Reviwed-by/Ack tags.]
>  https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210209225907.78405-1-paul.gortmaker@windriver.com/
> 
> [v3: Allow "N" to be used anywhere in the region spec, i.e. "N-N:N/N" vs.
>  just being allowed at end of range like "0-N".  Add new self-tests.  Drop
>  "all" and "none" aliases as redundant and not worth the extra complication. ]
>  https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210126171141.122639-1-paul.gortmaker@windriver.com/
> 
> [v2: push code down from cpu subsys to core bitmap code as per
>  Yury's comments.  Change "last" to simply be "N" as per PeterZ.]
>  https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210121223355.59780-1-paul.gortmaker@windriver.com/
> 
> [v1: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210106004850.GA11682@paulmck-ThinkPad-P72/
> 
> Cc: Li Zefan <lizefan@huawei.com>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> Cc: Yury Norov <yury.norov@gmail.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>
> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
> Cc: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>
> Cc: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
> 
> 
> 
> Paul Gortmaker (8):
>   lib: test_bitmap: clearly separate ERANGE from EINVAL tests.
>   lib: test_bitmap: add tests to trigger ERANGE case.
>   lib: test_bitmap: add more start-end:offset/len tests
>   lib: bitmap: fold nbits into region struct
>   lib: bitmap: move ERANGE check from set_region to check_region
>   lib: bitmap: support "N" as an alias for size of bitmap
>   lib: test_bitmap: add tests for "N" alias
>   rcu: deprecate "all" option to rcu_nocbs=
> 
>  .../admin-guide/kernel-parameters.rst         |  7 +++
>  .../admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt         |  4 +-
>  kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h                      |  6 +--
>  lib/bitmap.c                                  | 49 +++++++++++--------
>  lib/test_bitmap.c                             | 46 ++++++++++++++---
>  5 files changed, 79 insertions(+), 33 deletions(-)
> 
> -- 
> 2.30.0

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-23  1:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-21  8:08 [PATCH v5 0/8] support for bitmap (and hence CPU) list "N" abbreviation Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 1/8] lib: test_bitmap: clearly separate ERANGE from EINVAL tests Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 2/8] lib: test_bitmap: add tests to trigger ERANGE case Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 3/8] lib: test_bitmap: add more start-end:offset/len tests Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 4/8] lib: bitmap: fold nbits into region struct Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 5/8] lib: bitmap: move ERANGE check from set_region to check_region Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 6/8] lib: bitmap: support "N" as an alias for size of bitmap Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 7/8] lib: test_bitmap: add tests for "N" alias Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-21  8:08 ` [PATCH 8/8] rcu: deprecate "all" option to rcu_nocbs= Paul Gortmaker
2021-02-22 23:43 ` [PATCH v5 0/8] support for bitmap (and hence CPU) list "N" abbreviation Paul E. McKenney
2021-02-23  1:05 ` Yury Norov [this message]
2021-02-24  1:54   ` Paul E. McKenney

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