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authorVladimir Davydov <vdavydov@parallels.com>2013-09-15 17:49:14 +0400
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2013-09-20 11:59:38 +0200
commit3029ede39373c368f402a76896600d85a4f7121b (patch)
parentb18855500fc40da050512d9df82d2f1471e59642 (diff)
sched/balancing: Fix 'local->avg_load > busiest->avg_load' case in fix_small_imbalance()
In busiest->group_imb case we can come to fix_small_imbalance() with local->avg_load > busiest->avg_load. This can result in wrong imbalance fix-up, because there is the following check there where all the members are unsigned: if (busiest->avg_load - local->avg_load + scaled_busy_load_per_task >= (scaled_busy_load_per_task * imbn)) { env->imbalance = busiest->load_per_task; return; } As a result we can end up constantly bouncing tasks from one cpu to another if there are pinned tasks. Fix it by substituting the subtraction with an equivalent addition in the check. [ The bug can be caught by running 2*N cpuhogs pinned to two logical cpus belonging to different cores on an HT-enabled machine with N logical cpus: just look at se.nr_migrations growth. ] Signed-off-by: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov@parallels.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/ef167822e5c5b2d96cf5b0e3e4f4bdff3f0414a2.1379252740.git.vdavydov@parallels.com Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index 0b99aae339c..2aedaccebcc 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -4823,8 +4823,8 @@ void fix_small_imbalance(struct lb_env *env, struct sd_lb_stats *sds)
(busiest->load_per_task * SCHED_POWER_SCALE) /
- if (busiest->avg_load - local->avg_load + scaled_busy_load_per_task >=
- (scaled_busy_load_per_task * imbn)) {
+ if (busiest->avg_load + scaled_busy_load_per_task >=
+ local->avg_load + (scaled_busy_load_per_task * imbn)) {
env->imbalance = busiest->load_per_task;