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[PATCH v2] sched/fair: Fix util_avg of new tasks for asymmetric systems




When a new task wakes-up for the first time, its initial utilization
is set to half of the spare capacity of its CPU. The current
implementation of post_init_entity_util_avg() uses SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE
directly as a capacity reference. As a result, on a big.LITTLE system, a
new task waking up on an idle little CPU will be given ~512 of util_avg,
even if the CPU's capacity is significantly less than that.

Fix this by computing the spare capacity with arch_scale_cpu_capacity().

Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Quentin Perret <quentin.perret@xxxxxxx>

---
v2: added "Acked-by: Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@xxxxxxxxxx>"
---
 kernel/sched/fair.c | 10 ++++++----
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index e497c05aab7f..f19432c17017 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -735,11 +735,12 @@ static void attach_entity_cfs_rq(struct sched_entity *se);
  * To solve this problem, we also cap the util_avg of successive tasks to
  * only 1/2 of the left utilization budget:
  *
- *   util_avg_cap = (1024 - cfs_rq->avg.util_avg) / 2^n
+ *   util_avg_cap = (cpu_scale - cfs_rq->avg.util_avg) / 2^n
  *
- * where n denotes the nth task.
+ * where n denotes the nth task and cpu_scale the CPU capacity.
  *
- * For example, a simplest series from the beginning would be like:
+ * For example, for a CPU with 1024 of capacity, a simplest series from
+ * the beginning would be like:
  *
  *  task  util_avg: 512, 256, 128,  64,  32,   16,    8, ...
  * cfs_rq util_avg: 512, 768, 896, 960, 992, 1008, 1016, ...
@@ -751,7 +752,8 @@ void post_init_entity_util_avg(struct sched_entity *se)
 {
 	struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq = cfs_rq_of(se);
 	struct sched_avg *sa = &se->avg;
-	long cap = (long)(SCHED_CAPACITY_SCALE - cfs_rq->avg.util_avg) / 2;
+	long cpu_scale = arch_scale_cpu_capacity(NULL, cpu_of(rq_of(cfs_rq)));
+	long cap = (long)(cpu_scale - cfs_rq->avg.util_avg) / 2;
 
 	if (cap > 0) {
 		if (cfs_rq->avg.util_avg != 0) {
-- 
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