Hi Mathieu,

On 01/02/18 09:51, Mathieu Poirier wrote:
> When considering to move a task to the DL policy we need to make sure
> the CPUs it is allowed to run on matches the CPUs of the root domains of
> the runqueue it is currently assigned to.  Otherwise the task will be
> allowed to roam on CPUs outside of this root domain, something that will
> skew system deadline statistics and potentially lead to over selling DL
> bandwidth.
> For example say we have a 4 core system split in 2 cpuset: set1 has CPU 0
> and 1 while set2 has CPU 2 and 3.  This results in 3 cpuset - the default
> set that has all 4 CPUs along with set1 and set2 as just depicted.  We also
> have task A that hasn't been assigned to any CPUset and as such, is part of
> the default CPUset.
> At the time we want to move task A to a DL policy it has been assigned to
> CPU1.  Since CPU1 is part of set1 the root domain will have 2 CPUs in it
> and the bandwidth constraint checked against the current DL bandwidth
> allotment of those 2 CPUs.

Wait.. I'm confused. :)

Do you disabled cpuset.sched_load_balance in the root (default) cpuset?
If yes, we would end up with 2 root domains and if task A happens to be
on root domain (0-1) checking its admission against 2 CPUs looks like
the right thing to do to me. If no, then there is a single root domain
(the root/deafult one) with 4 CPUs, and it indeed seems that we've
probably got a problem: it is possible for a DEADLINE task running on
root/default cpuset to be put in (for example) 0-1 cpuset, and so
restrict its affinity. Is it this that this patch cures?

Anyway, see more comments below..


>       /*
> +      * If setscheduling to SCHED_DEADLINE we need to make sure the task
> +      * is constrained to run within the root domain it is associated with,
> +      * something that isn't guaranteed when using cpusets.
> +      *
> +      * Speaking of cpusets, we also need to assert that a task's
> +      * cpus_allowed mask equals its cpuset's cpus_allowed mask. Otherwise
> +      * a DL task could be assigned to a cpuset that has more CPUs than the
> +      * root domain it is associated with, a situation that yields no
> +      * benefits and greatly complicate the management of DL task when
> +      * cpusets are present.
> +      */
> +     if (dl_policy(policy)) {
> +             struct root_domain *rd = cpu_rq(task_cpu(p))->rd;

I fear root_domain doesn't exist on UP.

Maybe this logic can be put above changing the check we already do
against the span?



- Juri

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