cvs commit: src/sys/kern sched_ule.c
jeff at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jan 19 21:56:08 UTC 2007
jeff 2007-01-19 21:56:08 UTC
FreeBSD src repository
Major revamp of ULE's cpu load balancing:
- Switch back to direct modification of remote CPU run queues. This added
a lot of complexity with questionable gain. It's easy enough to
reimplement if it's shown to help on huge machines.
- Re-implement the old tdq_transfer() call as tdq_pickidle(). Change
sched_add() so we have selectable cpu choosers and simplify the logic
a bit here.
- Implement tdq_pickpri() as the new default cpu chooser. This algorithm
is similar to Solaris in that it tries to always run the threads with
the best priorities. It is actually slightly more complex than
solaris's algorithm because we also tend to favor the local cpu over
other cpus which has a boost in latency but also potentially enables
cache sharing between the waking thread and the woken thread.
- Add a bunch of tunables that can be used to measure effects of different
load balancing strategies. Most of these will go away once the
algorithm is more definite.
- Add a new mechanism to steal threads from busy cpus when we idle. This
is enabled with kern.sched.steal_busy and kern.sched.busy_thresh. The
threshold is the required length of a tdq's run queue before another
cpu will be able to steal runnable threads. This prevents most queue
imbalances that contribute the long latencies.
Revision Changes Path
1.179 +293 -240 src/sys/kern/sched_ule.c
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