[tip:,sched/core] sched/pelt: Fix task util_est update filtering
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tip-bot2 for Jan Kiszka March 2, 2021, 9:01 a.m. UTC
The following commit has been merged into the sched/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID:     78ca1ab2718a5518171f2e7d0afad0b9752c4453
Gitweb:        https://git.kernel.org/tip/78ca1ab2718a5518171f2e7d0afad0b9752c4453
Author:        Vincent Donnefort <vincent.donnefort@arm.com>
AuthorDate:    Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:58:20 
Committer:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
CommitterDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:17:26 +01:00

sched/pelt: Fix task util_est update filtering

Being called for each dequeue, util_est reduces the number of its updates
by filtering out when the EWMA signal is different from the task util_avg
by less than 1%. It is a problem for a sudden util_avg ramp-up. Due to the
decay from a previous high util_avg, EWMA might now be close enough to
the new util_avg. No update would then happen while it would leave
ue.enqueued with an out-of-date value.

Taking into consideration the two util_est members, EWMA and enqueued for
the filtering, ensures, for both, an up-to-date value.

This is for now an issue only for the trace probe that might return the
stale value. Functional-wise, it isn't a problem, as the value is always
accessed through max(enqueued, ewma).

This problem has been observed using LISA's UtilConvergence:test_means on
the sd845c board.

No regression observed with Hackbench on sd845c and Perf-bench sched pipe
on hikey/hikey960.

Signed-off-by: Vincent Donnefort <vincent.donnefort@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Reviewed-by: Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>
Reviewed-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210225165820.1377125-1-vincent.donnefort@arm.com
 kernel/sched/fair.c | 15 ++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 1af51a6..f5d6541 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -3941,6 +3941,8 @@  static inline void util_est_dequeue(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq,
  * Check if a (signed) value is within a specified (unsigned) margin,
  * based on the observation that:
@@ -3958,7 +3960,7 @@  static inline void util_est_update(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq,
 				   struct task_struct *p,
 				   bool task_sleep)
-	long last_ewma_diff;
+	long last_ewma_diff, last_enqueued_diff;
 	struct util_est ue;
 	if (!sched_feat(UTIL_EST))
@@ -3979,6 +3981,8 @@  static inline void util_est_update(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq,
 	if (ue.enqueued & UTIL_AVG_UNCHANGED)
+	last_enqueued_diff = ue.enqueued;
 	 * Reset EWMA on utilization increases, the moving average is used only
 	 * to smooth utilization decreases.
@@ -3992,12 +3996,17 @@  static inline void util_est_update(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq,
-	 * Skip update of task's estimated utilization when its EWMA is
+	 * Skip update of task's estimated utilization when its members are
 	 * already ~1% close to its last activation value.
 	last_ewma_diff = ue.enqueued - ue.ewma;
-	if (within_margin(last_ewma_diff, (SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE / 100)))
+	last_enqueued_diff -= ue.enqueued;
+	if (within_margin(last_ewma_diff, UTIL_EST_MARGIN)) {
+		if (!within_margin(last_enqueued_diff, UTIL_EST_MARGIN))
+			goto done;
+	}
 	 * To avoid overestimation of actual task utilization, skip updates if