On 2018.03.11 03:22 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:43:02 AM CET Doug Smythies wrote:
>> On 2018.03.10 15:55 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote: 
>>>On Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:07:36 PM CET Doug Smythies wrote:
>>>> On 2018.03.10 01:00 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>>
>> ... [snip] ...
>> 
>>> The information that they often spend more time than a tick
>>>> period in state 0 in one go *is* relevant, though.
>>>
>>>
>>> That issue can be dealt with in a couple of ways and the patch below is a
>>> rather straightforward attempt to do that.  The idea, basically, is to 
>>> discard
>>> the result of governor prediction if the tick has been stopped alread and
>>> the predicted idle duration is within the tick range.
>>>
>>> Please try it on top of the v3 and tell me if you see an improvement.
>> 
>> It seems pretty good so far.
>> See a new line added to the previous graph, "rjwv3plus".
>> 
>> http://fast.smythies.com/rjwv3plus_100.png
>
> OK, cool!
>
> Below is a respin of the last patch which also prevents shallow states from
> being chosen due to interactivity_req when the tick is stopped.
>
> You may also add a poll_idle() fix I've just posted:
>
> https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10274595/
>
> on top of this.  It makes quite a bit of a difference for me. :-)

I will add and test, but I already know from testing previous versions
of this patch, from Rik van Riel and myself, that the results will be
awesome.

>
>> I'll do another 100% load on one CPU test overnight, this time with
>> a trace.

The only thing I'll add from the 7 hour overnight test with trace is that
there were 0 occurrences of excessive times spent in idle states above 0.
The histograms show almost entirely those idle states being limited to
one tick time (I am using a 1000 Hz kernel). Exceptions:

Idle State: 3  CPU: 0: 1 occurrence of 1790 uSec (which is O.K. anyhow)
Idle State: 3  CPU: 6: 1 occurrence of 2372 uSec (which is O.K. anyhow)

... Doug


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