[v2,1/2] sched/rt: Fix RT utilization tracking during policy change
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Message ID 1624271872-211872-2-git-send-email-vincent.donnefort@arm.com
State Accepted
Commit fecfcbc288e9f4923f40fd23ca78a6acdc7fdf6c
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  • Fix RT/DL utilization during policy change
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Vincent Donnefort June 21, 2021, 10:37 a.m. UTC
RT keeps track of the utilization on a per-rq basis with the structure
avg_rt. This utilization is updated during task_tick_rt(),
put_prev_task_rt() and set_next_task_rt(). However, when the current
running task changes its policy, set_next_task_rt() which would usually
take care of updating the utilization when the rq starts running RT tasks,
will not see a such change, leaving the avg_rt structure outdated. When
that very same task will be dequeued later, put_prev_task_rt() will then
update the utilization, based on a wrong last_update_time, leading to a
huge spike in the RT utilization signal.

The signal would eventually recover from this issue after few ms. Even if
no RT tasks are run, avg_rt is also updated in __update_blocked_others().
But as the CPU capacity depends partly on the avg_rt, this issue has
nonetheless a significant impact on the scheduler.

Fix this issue by ensuring a load update when a running task changes
its policy to RT.

Fixes: 371bf427 ("sched/rt: Add rt_rq utilization tracking")
Signed-off-by: Vincent Donnefort <vincent.donnefort@arm.com>

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Vincent Guittot June 21, 2021, 12:03 p.m. UTC | #1
On Mon, 21 Jun 2021 at 12:39, Vincent Donnefort
<vincent.donnefort@arm.com> wrote:
>
> RT keeps track of the utilization on a per-rq basis with the structure
> avg_rt. This utilization is updated during task_tick_rt(),
> put_prev_task_rt() and set_next_task_rt(). However, when the current
> running task changes its policy, set_next_task_rt() which would usually
> take care of updating the utilization when the rq starts running RT tasks,
> will not see a such change, leaving the avg_rt structure outdated. When
> that very same task will be dequeued later, put_prev_task_rt() will then
> update the utilization, based on a wrong last_update_time, leading to a
> huge spike in the RT utilization signal.
>
> The signal would eventually recover from this issue after few ms. Even if
> no RT tasks are run, avg_rt is also updated in __update_blocked_others().
> But as the CPU capacity depends partly on the avg_rt, this issue has
> nonetheless a significant impact on the scheduler.
>
> Fix this issue by ensuring a load update when a running task changes
> its policy to RT.
>
> Fixes: 371bf427 ("sched/rt: Add rt_rq utilization tracking")
> Signed-off-by: Vincent Donnefort <vincent.donnefort@arm.com>

Reviewed-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>

>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/rt.c b/kernel/sched/rt.c
> index a525447..3daf42a 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/rt.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/rt.c
> @@ -2341,13 +2341,20 @@ void __init init_sched_rt_class(void)
>  static void switched_to_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
>  {
>         /*
> -        * If we are already running, then there's nothing
> -        * that needs to be done. But if we are not running
> -        * we may need to preempt the current running task.
> -        * If that current running task is also an RT task
> +        * If we are running, update the avg_rt tracking, as the running time
> +        * will now on be accounted into the latter.
> +        */
> +       if (task_current(rq, p)) {
> +               update_rt_rq_load_avg(rq_clock_pelt(rq), rq, 0);
> +               return;
> +       }
> +
> +       /*
> +        * If we are not running we may need to preempt the current
> +        * running task. If that current running task is also an RT task
>          * then see if we can move to another run queue.
>          */
> -       if (task_on_rq_queued(p) && rq->curr != p) {
> +       if (task_on_rq_queued(p)) {
>  #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
>                 if (p->nr_cpus_allowed > 1 && rq->rt.overloaded)
>                         rt_queue_push_tasks(rq);
> --
> 2.7.4
>

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diff --git a/kernel/sched/rt.c b/kernel/sched/rt.c
index a525447..3daf42a 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/rt.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/rt.c
@@ -2341,13 +2341,20 @@  void __init init_sched_rt_class(void)
 static void switched_to_rt(struct rq *rq, struct task_struct *p)
 {
 	/*
-	 * If we are already running, then there's nothing
-	 * that needs to be done. But if we are not running
-	 * we may need to preempt the current running task.
-	 * If that current running task is also an RT task
+	 * If we are running, update the avg_rt tracking, as the running time
+	 * will now on be accounted into the latter.
+	 */
+	if (task_current(rq, p)) {
+		update_rt_rq_load_avg(rq_clock_pelt(rq), rq, 0);
+		return;
+	}
+
+	/*
+	 * If we are not running we may need to preempt the current
+	 * running task. If that current running task is also an RT task
 	 * then see if we can move to another run queue.
 	 */
-	if (task_on_rq_queued(p) && rq->curr != p) {
+	if (task_on_rq_queued(p)) {
 #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
 		if (p->nr_cpus_allowed > 1 && rq->rt.overloaded)
 			rt_queue_push_tasks(rq);