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From: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@citrix.com>
To: Dario Faggioli <dario.faggioli@citrix.com>,
	xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
Cc: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@eu.citrix.com>,
	Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>,
	Uma Sharma <uma.sharma523@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 13/16] xen: sched: allow for choosing credit2 runqueues configuration at boot
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:36:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <56F3DF5A.8090206@citrix.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160318190538.8117.96025.stgit@Solace.station>

On 18/03/16 19:05, Dario Faggioli wrote:
> In fact, credit2 uses CPU topology to decide how to arrange
> its internal runqueues. Before this change, only 'one runqueue
> per socket' was allowed. However, experiments have shown that,
> for instance, having one runqueue per physical core improves
> performance, especially in case hyperthreading is available.
> 
> In general, it makes sense to allow users to pick one runqueue
> arrangement at boot time, so that:
>  - more experiments can be easily performed to even better
>    assess and improve performance;
>  - one can select the best configuration for his specific
>    use case and/or hardware.
> 
> This patch enables the above.
> 
> Note that, for correctly arranging runqueues to be per-core,
> just checking cpu_to_core() on the host CPUs is not enough.
> In fact, cores (and hyperthreads) on different sockets, can
> have the same core (and thread) IDs! We, therefore, need to
> check whether the full topology of two CPUs matches, for
> them to be put in the same runqueue.
> 
> Note also that the default (although not functional) for
> credit2, since now, has been per-socket runqueue. This patch
> leaves things that way, to avoid mixing policy and technical
> changes.
> 
> Finally, it would be a nice feature to be able to select
> a particular runqueue arrangement, even when creating a
> Credit2 cpupool. This is left as future work.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Dario Faggioli <dario.faggioli@citrix.com>
> Signed-off-by: Uma Sharma <uma.sharma523@gmail.com>

Looks good, apart from the two errors Juergen pointed out.  Thanks,

 -George


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Thread overview: 61+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-03-18 19:03 [PATCH 00/16] Fixes and improvement (including hard affinity!) for Credit2 Dario Faggioli
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 01/16] xen: sched: fix locking when allocating an RTDS pCPU Dario Faggioli
2016-03-19  2:22   ` Meng Xu
2016-03-23 15:37   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 02/16] xen: sched: add .init_pdata hook to the scheduler interface Dario Faggioli
2016-03-22  8:08   ` Juergen Gross
2016-03-23 17:32   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 03/16] xen: sched: make implementing .alloc_pdata optional Dario Faggioli
2016-03-19  2:23   ` Meng Xu
2016-03-21 14:22   ` Jan Beulich
2016-03-23 17:36     ` George Dunlap
2016-03-24  9:43       ` Jan Beulich
2016-03-24 13:14         ` Dario Faggioli
2016-03-21 14:48   ` Juergen Gross
2016-03-21 15:07     ` Jan Beulich
2016-04-01 17:01       ` Dario Faggioli
2016-04-04  4:21         ` Juergen Gross
2016-04-04  6:13         ` Jan Beulich
2016-04-05 16:01           ` Dario Faggioli
2016-03-23 17:38   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 04/16] xen: sched: implement .init_pdata in all schedulers Dario Faggioli
2016-03-19  2:24   ` Meng Xu
2016-03-22  8:03   ` Juergen Gross
2016-03-23 17:46     ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 05/16] xen: sched: move pCPU initialization in an helper Dario Faggioli
2016-03-23 17:51   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-23 18:09     ` George Dunlap
2016-03-24 13:21     ` Dario Faggioli
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 06/16] xen: sched: prepare a .switch_sched hook for Credit1 Dario Faggioli
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 07/16] xen: sched: prepare a .switch_sched hook for Credit2 Dario Faggioli
2016-03-18 19:04 ` [PATCH 08/16] " Dario Faggioli
2016-03-19  2:24   ` Meng Xu
2016-03-21 14:25   ` Jan Beulich
2016-03-18 19:05 ` [PATCH 09/16] xen: sched: close potential races when switching scheduler to CPUs Dario Faggioli
2016-03-19  2:25   ` Meng Xu
2016-03-23 19:05   ` George Dunlap
2016-04-05 16:26     ` Dario Faggioli
2016-04-06 15:51       ` Dario Faggioli
2016-03-24 12:14   ` George Dunlap
2016-04-05 17:37     ` Dario Faggioli
2016-04-06 16:21       ` Dario Faggioli
2016-03-18 19:05 ` [PATCH 10/16] xen: sched: improve credit2 bootparams' scope, placement and signedness Dario Faggioli
2016-03-21 14:51   ` Juergen Gross
2016-03-24 12:20   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:05 ` [PATCH 11/16] xen: sched: on Credit2, don't reprogram the timer if idle Dario Faggioli
2016-03-24 15:03   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:05 ` [PATCH 12/16] xen: sched: fix per-socket runqueue creation in credit2 Dario Faggioli
2016-03-24 12:24   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:05 ` [PATCH 13/16] xen: sched: allow for choosing credit2 runqueues configuration at boot Dario Faggioli
2016-03-22  7:46   ` Juergen Gross
2016-03-24 12:36   ` George Dunlap [this message]
2016-03-18 19:05 ` [PATCH 14/16] xen: sched: per-core runqueues as default in credit2 Dario Faggioli
2016-03-24 12:37   ` George Dunlap
2016-03-18 19:06 ` [PATCH 15/16] xen: sched: scratch space for cpumasks on Credit2 Dario Faggioli
2016-03-18 19:27   ` Andrew Cooper
2016-03-24 12:44     ` George Dunlap
2016-03-24 12:56       ` Andrew Cooper
2016-03-24 13:10       ` Dario Faggioli
2016-03-18 19:06 ` [PATCH 16/16] xen: sched: implement vcpu hard affinity in Credit2 Dario Faggioli
2016-03-24 15:42   ` George Dunlap
2016-04-05 16:50     ` Dario Faggioli

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