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SubjectRe: [RFD PATCH 4/5] sched/cpufreq_schedutil: always consider all CPUs when deciding next freq
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:58 AM, Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@arm.com> wrote:
> Hi,

Hi,

> On 30/03/17 00:41, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>> On Friday, March 24, 2017 02:08:59 PM Juri Lelli wrote:
>> > No assumption can be made upon the rate at which frequency updates get
>> > triggered, as there are scheduling policies (like SCHED_DEADLINE) which
>> > don't trigger them so frequently.
>> >
>> > Remove such assumption from the code.
>>
>> But the util/max values for idle CPUs may be stale, no?
>>
>
> Right, that might be a problem. A proper solution I think would be to
> remotely update such values for idle CPUs, and I believe Vincent is
> working on a patch for that.
>
> As mid-term workarounds, changing a bit the current one, come to my
> mind:
>
> - consider TICK_NSEC (continue) only when SCHED_CPUFREQ_DL is not set
> - remove CFS contribution (without triggering a freq update) when a CPU
> enters IDLE; this might not work well, though, as we probably want
> to keep in blocked util contribution for a bit
>
> What you think is the way to go?

Well, do we want SCHED_DEADLINE util contribution to be there even for
idle CPUs?

Thanks,
Rafael

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