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From: Andrea Righi <andrea <at> betterlinux.com>
Subject: [PATCH RFC 0/3] per cpuset load average
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Wednesday 3rd October 2012 23:05:09 UTC (over 4 years ago)
[ Premise: I'm not considering this patch suitable for inclusion, mostly
because I'm not convinced at all of the interface and I don't even know if
cpuset is the right place for this feature. However, I just wrote it for a
project and I would like to improve it, better integrate it in the kernel
and
share the code in general, in case someone else is also interested to use
this
feature. ]

Overview
~~~~~~~~
The cpusets subsystem allows to assign a different set of CPUs to a cgroup.
A
typical use case is to split large systems in small CPU/memory partitions
and
isolate certain users/applications in these subsets of the system.

Sometimes, to have a quick overview of each partition's state, we may be
interested to get the load average of the CPUs assigned to a particular
cpuset,
rather than the global load average of the system.

Proposed solution
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The proposal is to add a new file in the cpuset subsystem to report the
load
average of the CPUs assinged to a particular cpuset cgroup.

Example:

 # echo 0-1 > /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/foo/cpuset.cpus
 # echo 2-3 > /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/bar/cpuset.cpus

 # echo $$ > /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/foo/tasks
 # for i in `seq 4`; do yes > /dev/null & done

 ... after ~5mins ...

 # cat /proc/loadavg /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset/{foo,bar}/cpuset.loadavg
 3.99 2.66 1.24 6/377 2855
 3.98 2.64 1.20
 0.01 0.02 0.04

In this case we can easily find that the cpuset "foo" is the most busy in
the
system.

[PATCH RFC 1/3] sched: introduce distinct per-cpu load average
[PATCH RFC 2/3] cpusets: add load avgerage interface
[PATCH RFC 3/3] cpusets: add documentation of the loadavg file

 include/linux/sched.h |    7 +++++
 kernel/cpuset.c       |   58 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/sched/core.c   |   78
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
 3 files changed, 139 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
 
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