Monday, June 11, 2018

PDS 0.98r release

PDS 0.98r is released with the following changes

1. Fix compilation error when build CFS.
2. Optimization here and there.
3. Pick one more remaining sync-up from mainline.

This is the second PDS release for 4.17. It's mainly for bug fix, continue sync-up pick-up and minor optimization. After this, I'm reworking the balance, hopefully helping reducing the overhead.

Enjoy PDS 0.98r for v4.17 kernel, :)

Code are available at
https://github.com/cchalpha/linux-gc/commits/linux-4.17.y-pds
and also
https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/commits/branch/linux-4.17.y-pds (Will be deprecated soon)

All-in-one patch is available too.(Now the link is from github PDS-mq repository, although MS has bought github which make uncertain future of github, but moving from bitbucket is certain, all-in-one patch will not be uploaded to download page of bitbucket repository from this release)

Monday, June 4, 2018

PDS 0.98q release

PDS 0.98q is released with the following changes

1.Sync up with 4.17 mainline scheduler changes.

This is the first PDS release in 4.17. Because there are head files related code changes from mainline, so there may be chances compilation doesn't work under given combination of kernel config(scheduler related), please report back when it happens. Two "last minute" scheduler changes haven't been pick up from mainline, need more time to see how it apply upon PDS, because it happens on critical code path.

Known issue, but not PDS related, chromebook pixel failed to suspend(same on mainline CFS).

Enjoy PDS 0.98q for v4.17 kernel, :)

Code are available at
https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/commits/branch/linux-4.17.y-pds
and also
https://github.com/cchalpha/linux-gc/commits/linux-4.17.y-pds

All-in-one patch is available too.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

PDS 0.98p release

PDS 0.98p is released with the following changes

1. Minor code optimization here and there.
2. Balance optimization. This fix regression in 098n when workload % < core number.
3. 32ms balance interval.

This is the last PDS release in 4.16 kernel, thanks for the benchmark testing by Predo and Manuel, a regression in 098n release is identified and fix. In this release, the balance interval also increase to 32ms, this will help with throughput, let's test this setting before there is new way to do balance later(maybe next kernel release).

Enjoy PDS 0.98p for v4.16 kernel, :)

Code are available at
https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/commits/branch/linux-4.16.y-pds
and also
https://github.com/cchalpha/linux-gc/commits/linux-4.16.y-pds

All-in-one patch is available too.


PS, please apply the below patch if you don't have SMT enabled in kernel config, or if you don't know what's in your kernel config, you'd better have it. Thanks manuel for reporting.

 https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/downloads/v4.16_pda098p_non_smt_fix.patch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

PDS 0.98o release

PDS 0.98o is released with the following changes

1. Minor code cleanup and optimization here and there.
2. Fix a bug in get_nohz_timer_target().

Although there is no improvement can be observed in sanity tests, but there should be no regression too. Code cleanup and optimization will be continued in next release(in two or three weeks) then some features will add in next kernel release.

Enjoy PDS 0.98o for v4.16 kernel, :)

Code are available at
https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/commits/branch/linux-4.16.y-pds
and also
https://github.com/cchalpha/linux-gc/commits/linux-4.16.y-pds

All-in-one patch is available too.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

PDS 0.98n release

PDS 0.98n is released with the following changes

1. Migrate max SCHED_RQ_NR_MIGRATION tasks to empty rq at a time. This will help with burst situation.
2. Code cleanup.
3. Optimize scheduler_tick(), pds_sg_balance() and pds_load_balance(). This helps with overhead reduction.

With the help of optimization in this release, improvement can be observed in sanity tests(for all kinds of workload). PS, there will be no cachehot patch coming, as there is  overhead cutting in ttwu code path in 0.98m, and leave no improvement space for the cachehot patch.
Enjoy PDS 0.98n for v4.16 kernel, :)

code are available at
https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/commits/branch/linux-4.16.y-pds
and also
https://github.com/cchalpha/linux-gc/commits/linux-4.16.y-pds

 All-in-one patch is available too.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PDS 0.98m release

PDS 0.98m is released with the following changes

1. Unify 32/64bits handing in task_preemptible_rq(). This makes 32/64bits system has the same code base(again). Personally, I'd love to see my raspberry pi running same scheduler code with my laptop.
2. Remove cpu scaling interfaces. Based on recent testing, there is no regression to drop these interfaces. Removing these also cut of overhead.
3. Accurate preempt for RT tasks. Before this release, RT tasks wake up on 32bits system is not fully based on their priority(kind of a bug).
4. Refines and code clean-up in several functions.
5. Fix some wrong likely/unlikely usage in PDS code.

These changes are inspired by the experimental cachehot patch. Aim to reduce the overhead in the existed code path and make the design simple. Another obvious change is in the patch size, -5KB!(No one cares, right?) For the sanity tests, there is slight improvement, no regression was found so far.

Enjoy PDS 0.98m for v4.16 kernel, :)

code are available at
https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/commits/branch/linux-4.16.y-pds
and also
https://github.com/cchalpha/linux-gc/commits/linux-4.16.y-pds

 All-in-one patch is available too.

PS, PDS-mq patch repository is created, which will be used to category all pds-mq patch since 4. 13. I am thinking about migrate the source code/patch repository from bitbucket to github, because bitbucket used to have limit repository size(2G), but it looks like that they remove such limitation recently, what about your thought?

Sunday, April 1, 2018

PDS 0.98l release

PDS 0.98l is released with the following changes

1. Sync up with mainline 4.16 scheduler code changes.

This is just a sync up release for 4.16 kernel. If all goes well, there will be another release this weekend with some "solid" PDS feature code changes.

Enjoy PDS 0.98l for v4.16 kernel, :)

code are available at
https://bitbucket.org/alfredchen/linux-gc/commits/branch/linux-4.16.y-pds
and also
https://github.com/cchalpha/linux-gc/commits/linux-4.16.y-pds

 All-in-one patch is available too.