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authorVincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>2019-11-29 15:04:47 +0100
committerPeter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>2019-12-17 13:32:48 +0100
commit6cf82d559e1a1d89f06ff4d428aca479c1dd0be6 (patch)
tree33c33f1975fca23b10c000e49d636b6768345d53 /kernel
parent7ed735c33104f3c6194fbc67e3a8b6e64ae84ad1 (diff)
sched/cfs: fix spurious active migration
The load balance can fail to find a suitable task during the periodic check because the imbalance is smaller than half of the load of the waiting tasks. This results in the increase of the number of failed load balance, which can end up to start an active migration. This active migration is useless because the current running task is not a better choice than the waiting ones. In fact, the current task was probably not running but waiting for the CPU during one of the previous attempts and it had already not been selected. When load balance fails too many times to migrate a task, we should relax the contraint on the maximum load of the tasks that can be migrated similarly to what is done with cache hotness. Before the rework, load balance used to set the imbalance to the average load_per_task in order to mitigate such situation. This increased the likelihood of migrating a task but also of selecting a larger task than needed while more appropriate ones were in the list. Signed-off-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org> Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/1575036287-6052-1-git-send-email-vincent.guittot@linaro.org
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 146b6c83633f..ba749f579714 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -7328,7 +7328,14 @@ static int detach_tasks(struct lb_env *env)
load < 16 && !env->sd->nr_balance_failed)
goto next;
- if (load/2 > env->imbalance)
+ /*
+ * Make sure that we don't migrate too much load.
+ * Nevertheless, let relax the constraint if
+ * scheduler fails to find a good waiting task to
+ * migrate.
+ */
+ if (load/2 > env->imbalance &&
+ env->sd->nr_balance_failed <= env->sd->cache_nice_tries)
goto next;
env->imbalance -= load;

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