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From: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
To: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
Cc: mingo@redhat.com, peterz@infradead.org, juri.lelli@redhat.com,
	dietmar.eggemann@arm.com, rostedt@goodmis.org,
	bsegall@google.com, mgorman@suse.de,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, pauld@redhat.com, hdanton@sina.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4 v2] sched/fair: relax constraint on task's load during load balance
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:43:19 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <jhjeemsmu48.mognet@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200921072424.14813-2-vincent.guittot@linaro.org>


On 21/09/20 08:24, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> Some UCs like 9 always running tasks on 8 CPUs can't be balanced and the
> load balancer currently migrates the waiting task between the CPUs in an
> almost random manner. The success of a rq pulling a task depends of the
> value of nr_balance_failed of its domains and its ability to be faster
> than others to detach it. This behavior results in an unfair distribution
> of the running time between tasks because some CPUs will run most of the
> time, if not always, the same task whereas others will share their time
> between several tasks.
>
> Instead of using nr_balance_failed as a boolean to relax the condition
> for detaching task, the LB will use nr_balanced_failed to relax the
> threshold between the tasks'load and the imbalance. This mecanism
> prevents the same rq or domain to always win the load balance fight.
>
> Reviewed-by: Phil Auld <pauld@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>

Reviewed-by: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>

  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-23 14:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-21  7:24 [PATCH 0/4 v2] sched/fair: Improve fairness between cfs tasks Vincent Guittot
2020-09-21  7:24 ` [PATCH 1/4 v2] sched/fair: relax constraint on task's load during load balance Vincent Guittot
2020-09-23 14:43   ` Valentin Schneider [this message]
2020-09-29  7:56   ` [tip: sched/core] sched/fair: Relax " tip-bot2 for Vincent Guittot
2020-09-21  7:24 ` [PATCH 2/4 v2] sched/fair: reduce minimal imbalance threshold Vincent Guittot
2020-09-23 14:43   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-09-29  7:56   ` [tip: sched/core] sched/fair: Reduce " tip-bot2 for Vincent Guittot
2020-09-21  7:24 ` [PATCH 3/4 v2] sched/fair: minimize concurrent LBs between domain level Vincent Guittot
2020-09-23 14:43   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-09-29  7:56   ` [tip: sched/core] sched/fair: Minimize " tip-bot2 for Vincent Guittot
2020-09-21  7:24 ` [PATCH 4/4 v2] sched/fair: reduce busy load balance interval Vincent Guittot
2020-09-23 14:43   ` Valentin Schneider
2020-09-29  7:56   ` [tip: sched/core] sched/fair: Reduce " tip-bot2 for Vincent Guittot
2020-09-23 15:47 ` [PATCH 0/4 v2] sched/fair: Improve fairness between cfs tasks Mel Gorman

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