[tip:,sched/core] sched,fair: Skip newidle_balance if a wakeup is pending
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tip-bot2 for Thomas Gleixner May 12, 2021, 10:28 a.m. UTC
The following commit has been merged into the sched/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID:     e5e678e4fea26d73444f4427cbbaeab4fa79ecee
Gitweb:        https://git.kernel.org/tip/e5e678e4fea26d73444f4427cbbaeab4fa79ecee
Author:        Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
AuthorDate:    Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:02:36 -04:00
Committer:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
CommitterDate: Wed, 12 May 2021 11:43:23 +02:00

sched,fair: Skip newidle_balance if a wakeup is pending

The try_to_wake_up function has an optimization where it can queue
a task for wakeup on its previous CPU, if the task is still in the
middle of going to sleep inside schedule().

Once schedule() re-enables IRQs, the task will be woken up with an
IPI, and placed back on the runqueue.

If we have such a wakeup pending, there is no need to search other
CPUs for runnable tasks. Just skip (or bail out early from) newidle
balancing, and run the just woken up task.

For a memcache like workload test, this reduces total CPU use by
about 2%, proportionally split between user and system time,
and p99 and p95 application response time by 10% on average.
The schedstats run_delay number shows a similar improvement.

Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@surriel.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
Reviewed-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210422130236.0bb353df@imladris.surriel.com
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 kernel/sched/fair.c | 11 ++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 3248e24..d10c6cc 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -10592,6 +10592,14 @@  static int newidle_balance(struct rq *this_rq, struct rq_flags *rf)
 	u64 curr_cost = 0;
 
 	update_misfit_status(NULL, this_rq);
+
+	/*
+	 * There is a task waiting to run. No need to search for one.
+	 * Return 0; the task will be enqueued when switching to idle.
+	 */
+	if (this_rq->ttwu_pending)
+		return 0;
+
 	/*
 	 * We must set idle_stamp _before_ calling idle_balance(), such that we
 	 * measure the duration of idle_balance() as idle time.
@@ -10657,7 +10665,8 @@  static int newidle_balance(struct rq *this_rq, struct rq_flags *rf)
 		 * Stop searching for tasks to pull if there are
 		 * now runnable tasks on this rq.
 		 */
-		if (pulled_task || this_rq->nr_running > 0)
+		if (pulled_task || this_rq->nr_running > 0 ||
+		    this_rq->ttwu_pending)
 			break;
 	}
 	rcu_read_unlock();