sched: Improve latencies under load by decreasing minimum scheduling granularity
authorIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Sun, 12 Sep 2010 06:14:52 +0000 (08:14 +0200)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:17:11 +0000 (20:17 +0200)
commit0bf377bbb0bea6130f35613491887cc622e42a8b
tree1ecb56fb6195dcdb673ef3a08390b98e54f4f726
parent49553c2ef88749dd502687f4eb9c258bb10a4f44
sched: Improve latencies under load by decreasing minimum scheduling granularity

Mathieu reported bad latencies with make -j10 kind of kbuild
workloads - which is mostly caused by us scheduling with a
too coarse granularity.

Reduce the minimum granularity some more, to make sure we
can meet the latency target.

I got the following results (make -j10 kbuild load, average of 3
runs):

 vanilla:

  maximum latency: 38278.9 µs
  average latency:  7730.1 µs

 patched:

  maximum latency: 22702.1 µs
  average latency:  6684.8 µs

Mathieu also measured it:

|
| * wakeup-latency.c (SIGEV_THREAD) with make -j10
|
| - Mainline 2.6.35.2 kernel
|
| maximum latency: 45762.1 µs
| average latency: 7348.6 µs
|
| - With only Peter's smaller min_gran (shown below):
|
| maximum latency: 29100.6 µs
| average latency: 6684.1 µs
|

Reported-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Reported-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Acked-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
LKML-Reference: <AANLkTi=8m4g01wZPacySoF7U0PevTNVgJoZZrHiUD-pN@mail.gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
kernel/sched_fair.c