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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] newidle_balance() PREEMPT_RT latency mitigations
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On Thu, 2021-04-29 at 09:12 +0200, Vincent Guittot wrote:
> Hi Scott,
>
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2021 at 01:28, Scott Wood <swood@redhat.com> wrote:
> > These patches mitigate latency caused by newidle_balance() on large
> > systems when PREEMPT_RT is enabled, by enabling interrupts when the lock
> > is dropped, and exiting early at various points if an RT task is
> > runnable
> > on the current CPU.
> >
> > On a system with 128 CPUs, these patches dropped latency (as measured by
> > a 12 hour rteval run) from 1045us to 317us (when applied to
> > 5.12.0-rc3-rt3).
>
> The patch below has been queued for v5.13 and removed the update of
> blocked load what seemed to be the major reason for long preempt/irq
> off during newly idle balance:
> https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20210224133007.28644-1-vincent.guittot@linaro.org/
>
> I would be curious to see how it impacts your cases

I still get 1000+ ms latencies with those patches applied.

-Scott


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