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From: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
To: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>
Cc: Tim Deegan <tim@xen.org>,
	Stefano Stabellini <sstabellini@kernel.org>, Wei Liu <wl@xen.org>,
	Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>,
	George Dunlap <george.dunlap@eu.citrix.com>,
	Andrew Cooper <andrew.cooper3@citrix.com>,
	Ian Jackson <ian.jackson@eu.citrix.com>,
	Robert VanVossen <robert.vanvossen@dornerworks.com>,
	Dario Faggioli <dfaggioli@suse.com>,
	Julien Grall <julien.grall@arm.com>,
	Josh Whitehead <josh.whitehead@dornerworks.com>,
	Meng Xu <mengxu@cis.upenn.edu>,
	xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 21/48] xen/sched: use sched_resource cpu instead smp_processor_id in schedulers
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:04:44 +0200
Message-ID: <5aeddfeb-e01f-2cef-59ff-d66bcc067d37@suse.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <13f2cf63-2b61-07fa-f43d-044c61601bca@suse.com>

On 12.09.2019 11:34, Juergen Gross wrote:
> On 09.09.19 16:17, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 09.08.2019 16:58, Juergen Gross wrote:
>>> @@ -1825,8 +1825,9 @@ static struct task_slice
>>>   csched_schedule(
>>>       const struct scheduler *ops, s_time_t now, bool_t tasklet_work_scheduled)
>>>   {
>>> -    const int cpu = smp_processor_id();
>>> -    struct list_head * const runq = RUNQ(cpu);
>>> +    const unsigned int cpu = smp_processor_id();
>>> +    const unsigned int sched_cpu = sched_get_resource_cpu(cpu);
>>> +    struct list_head * const runq = RUNQ(sched_cpu);
>>
>> By retaining a local variable named "cpu" you make it close to
>> impossible to notice, during a re-base, an addition to the
>> function still referencing a variable of this name. Similarly
>> review is being made harder because one needs to go hunt all
>> the remaining uses of "cpu". For example there a trace entry
>> being generated, and it's not obvious to me whether this wouldn't
>> better also used sched_cpu.
> 
> Okayy, I'll rename "cpu" to "my_cpu".

We've got a number of instances of "this_cpu" in such cases already,
but no single "my_cpu". May I suggest to stick to this naming here
as well?

> I used cpu in the trace entry on purpose, as it might be interesting on
> which cpu the entry has been produced.

Right, that's how I understood it; it simply seemed like there
might be a similarly valid view to the contrary.

>>> @@ -1967,7 +1968,7 @@ csched_schedule(
>>>       if ( snext->pri > CSCHED_PRI_TS_OVER )
>>>           __runq_remove(snext);
>>>       else
>>> -        snext = csched_load_balance(prv, cpu, snext, &ret.migrated);
>>> +        snext = csched_load_balance(prv, sched_cpu, snext, &ret.migrated);
>>
>> And in a case like this one I wonder whether passing a "sort of
>> CPU" isn't sufficiently confusing, compared to e.g. simply
>> passing the corresponding unit.
> 
> I guess you mean sched_resource.

Not sure - with scheduling acting on units, it would seem to me that
passing around the unit pointers would be the most appropriate thing.

> I don't think changing the parameter type is a good idea. We need both
> (resource and cpu number) on caller and callee side, but the main
> object csched_load_balance() is working on is the cpu number.

I see. Part of my thinking here also was towards the added type
safety if passing pointers instead of numeric values.

>>> @@ -1975,12 +1976,12 @@ csched_schedule(
>>>        */
>>>       if ( !tasklet_work_scheduled && snext->pri == CSCHED_PRI_IDLE )
>>>       {
>>> -        if ( !cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, prv->idlers) )
>>> -            cpumask_set_cpu(cpu, prv->idlers);
>>> +        if ( !cpumask_test_cpu(sched_cpu, prv->idlers) )
>>> +            cpumask_set_cpu(sched_cpu, prv->idlers);
>>>       }
>>> -    else if ( cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, prv->idlers) )
>>> +    else if ( cpumask_test_cpu(sched_cpu, prv->idlers) )
>>>       {
>>> -        cpumask_clear_cpu(cpu, prv->idlers);
>>> +        cpumask_clear_cpu(sched_cpu, prv->idlers);
>>>       }
>>
>> And this looks to be a pretty gross abuse of CPU masks then.
>> (Nevertheless I can see that using a CPU as a vehicle here is
>> helpful to limit the scope of the already long series, but I
>> think it needs to be made much more apparent what is meant.)
> 
> I don't think it is an abuse. Think of it as a cpumask where only
> the bits related to the resource's master_cpus can be set.

Well, I understand that this was your thinking behind retaining
the use of CPU masks here. With the "master_cpu" naming it may
indeed end up looking less abuse-like, but I still wonder (as
also suggested elsewhere) whether an ID concept similar to that
of APIC ID vs (derived) core/socket/node ID wouldn't be better
in cases where an ID is to represent multiple CPUs.

Jan

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Thread overview: 126+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-09 14:57 [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 00/48] xen: add core scheduling support Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 01/48] xen/sched: use new sched_unit instead of vcpu in scheduler interfaces Juergen Gross
2019-09-02  9:07   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-09  5:26     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 02/48] xen/sched: move per-vcpu scheduler private data pointer to sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-08-23 10:47   ` Dario Faggioli
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 03/48] xen/sched: build a linked list of struct sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-08-23 10:52   ` Dario Faggioli
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 04/48] xen/sched: introduce struct sched_resource Juergen Gross
2019-08-23 10:54   ` Dario Faggioli
2019-09-04 13:10   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-09  5:31     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 05/48] xen/sched: let pick_cpu return a scheduler resource Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 13:34   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-09  5:43     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 06/48] xen/sched: switch schedule_data.curr to point at sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 13:36   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-09  5:46     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 07/48] xen/sched: move per cpu scheduler private data into struct sched_resource Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 13:48   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-05  7:13     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-05  7:38       ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-09 13:03         ` Dario Faggioli
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 08/48] xen/sched: switch vcpu_schedule_lock to unit_schedule_lock Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 14:02   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-04 14:41     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 14:54       ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-04 15:02         ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-11 16:02           ` Dario Faggioli
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 09/48] xen/sched: move some per-vcpu items to struct sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 14:16   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-09  6:39     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-09  6:55       ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-09  7:05         ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 10/48] xen/sched: add scheduler helpers hiding vcpu Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 14:49   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-11 13:22     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 11/48] xen/sched: rename scheduler related perf counters Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 12/48] xen/sched: switch struct task_slice from vcpu to sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 13/48] xen/sched: add is_running indicator to struct sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-04 15:06   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-11 13:44     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-11 15:06       ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-11 15:32         ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:57 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 14/48] xen/sched: make null scheduler vcpu agnostic Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 15/48] xen/sched: make rt " Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 16/48] xen/sched: make credit " Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 17/48] xen/sched: make credit2 " Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 18/48] xen/sched: make arinc653 " Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 19/48] xen: add sched_unit_pause_nosync() and sched_unit_unpause() Juergen Gross
2019-09-09 13:34   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-11 14:15     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 20/48] xen: let vcpu_create() select processor Juergen Gross
2019-08-23 16:42   ` Julien Grall
2019-09-09 13:38   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-11 14:22     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-11 17:20       ` Dario Faggioli
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 21/48] xen/sched: use sched_resource cpu instead smp_processor_id in schedulers Juergen Gross
2019-09-09 14:17   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-12  9:34     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12 10:04       ` Jan Beulich [this message]
2019-09-12 11:03         ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12 11:17         ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12 11:46           ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-12 11:53             ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12 12:08               ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-12 12:13                 ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 22/48] xen/sched: switch schedule() from vcpus to sched_units Juergen Gross
2019-09-09 14:35   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-12 13:44     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12 14:34       ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 23/48] xen/sched: switch sched_move_irqs() to take sched_unit as parameter Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 24/48] xen: switch from for_each_vcpu() to for_each_sched_unit() Juergen Gross
2019-09-09 15:14   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-12 14:02     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12 14:40       ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-12 14:47         ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 25/48] xen/sched: add runstate counters to struct sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-09 14:30   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 26/48] xen/sched: rework and rename vcpu_force_reschedule() Juergen Gross
2019-09-10 14:06   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-13  9:33     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-13  9:40       ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 27/48] xen/sched: Change vcpu_migrate_*() to operate on schedule unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-10 15:11   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-13 12:33     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 28/48] xen/sched: move struct task_slice into struct sched_unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-10 15:18   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-13 12:56     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12  8:13   ` Dario Faggioli
2019-09-12  8:21     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 29/48] xen/sched: add code to sync scheduling of all vcpus of a sched unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-10 15:36   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-13 13:12     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 30/48] xen/sched: introduce unit_runnable_state() Juergen Gross
2019-09-11 10:30   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-12 10:22     ` Dario Faggioli
2019-09-13 14:07     ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-13 14:44       ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-13 15:23         ` Juergen Gross
2019-09-12 10:24   ` Dario Faggioli
2019-09-13 14:14     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 31/48] xen/sched: add support for multiple vcpus per sched unit where missing Juergen Gross
2019-09-11 10:43   ` Jan Beulich
2019-09-13 15:01     ` Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 32/48] xen/sched: modify cpupool_domain_cpumask() to be an unit mask Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 33/48] xen/sched: support allocating multiple vcpus into one sched unit Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 34/48] xen/sched: add a percpu resource index Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 35/48] xen/sched: add fall back to idle vcpu when scheduling unit Juergen Gross
2019-09-11 11:33   ` Julien Grall
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 36/48] xen/sched: make vcpu_wake() and vcpu_sleep() core scheduling aware Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 37/48] xen/sched: carve out freeing sched_unit memory into dedicated function Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 38/48] xen/sched: move per-cpu variable scheduler to struct sched_resource Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 39/48] xen/sched: move per-cpu variable cpupool " Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 40/48] xen/sched: reject switching smt on/off with core scheduling active Juergen Gross
2019-09-10 15:47   ` Jan Beulich
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 41/48] xen/sched: prepare per-cpupool scheduling granularity Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 42/48] xen/sched: split schedule_cpu_switch() Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 43/48] xen/sched: protect scheduling resource via rcu Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 44/48] xen/sched: support multiple cpus per scheduling resource Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 45/48] xen/sched: support differing granularity in schedule_cpu_[add/rm]() Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 46/48] xen/sched: support core scheduling for moving cpus to/from cpupools Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 47/48] xen/sched: disable scheduling when entering ACPI deep sleep states Juergen Gross
2019-08-09 14:58 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 48/48] xen/sched: add scheduling granularity enum Juergen Gross
2019-08-15 10:17 ` [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 00/48] xen: add core scheduling support Sergey Dyasli
2019-09-05  6:22   ` Juergen Gross

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