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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip 31/32] sched: Add a coresched command line option
On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 02:45:37PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 06:20:01PM -0500, Joel Fernandes (Google) wrote:
> > Some hardware such as certain AMD variants don't have cross-HT MDS/L1TF
> > issues. Detect this and don't enable core scheduling as it can
> > needlessly slow those device down.
> >
> > However, some users may want core scheduling even if the hardware is
> > secure. To support them, add a coresched= option which defaults to
> > 'secure' and can be overridden to 'on' if the user wants to enable
> > coresched even if the HW is not vulnerable. 'off' would disable
> > core scheduling in any case.
> This is all sorts of wrong, and the reason is because you hard-coded
> that stupid policy.
> Core scheduling should always be available on SMT (provided you did that
> CONFIG_ thing). Even on AMD systems RT tasks might want to claim the
> core exclusively.

Agreed, specifically if we need to have special cgroup tag/association to
enable it.

Balbir Singh.

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