[V2,2/2] cpuidle/drivers/menu: Remove get_loadavg in the performance multiplier

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Daniel Lezcano Oct. 4, 2018, 12:04 p.m.
The function get_loadavg() returns almost always zero. To be more
precise, statistically speaking for a total of 1023379 times passing
in the function, the load is equal to zero 1020728 times, greater than
100, 610 times, the remaining is between 0 and 5.

In 2011, the get_loadavg() was removed from the Android tree because
of the above [1]. At this time, the load was:

unsigned long this_cpu_load(void)
{
        struct rq *this = this_rq();
        return this->cpu_load[0];
}

In 2014, the code was changed by commit 372ba8cb46b2 (cpuidle: menu: Lookup CPU
runqueues less) and the load is:

void get_iowait_load(unsigned long *nr_waiters, unsigned long *load)
{
        struct rq *rq = this_rq();
        *nr_waiters = atomic_read(&rq->nr_iowait);
        *load = rq->load.weight;
}

with the same result.

Both measurements show using the load in this code path does no matter
anymore. Removing it.

[1] https://android.googlesource.com/kernel/common/+/4dedd9f124703207895777ac6e91dacde0f7cc17

Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: Todd Kjos <tkjos@google.com>
Cc: Joel Fernandes <joelaf@google.com>
Cc: Colin Cross <ccross@android.com>
Cc: Ramesh Thomas <ramesh.thomas@intel.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org>

---
 drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c | 26 +++++++-------------------
 include/linux/sched/stat.h       |  1 -
 kernel/sched/core.c              |  7 -------
 3 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 27 deletions(-)

-- 
2.7.4

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c b/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c
index e26a409..066b01f 100644
--- a/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c
+++ b/drivers/cpuidle/governors/menu.c
@@ -135,11 +135,6 @@  struct menu_device {
 #define LOAD_INT(x) ((x) >> FSHIFT)
 #define LOAD_FRAC(x) LOAD_INT(((x) & (FIXED_1-1)) * 100)
 
-static inline int get_loadavg(unsigned long load)
-{
-	return LOAD_INT(load) * 10 + LOAD_FRAC(load) / 10;
-}
-
 static inline int which_bucket(unsigned int duration, unsigned long nr_iowaiters)
 {
 	int bucket = 0;
@@ -173,18 +168,10 @@  static inline int which_bucket(unsigned int duration, unsigned long nr_iowaiters
  * to be, the higher this multiplier, and thus the higher
  * the barrier to go to an expensive C state.
  */
-static inline int performance_multiplier(unsigned long nr_iowaiters, unsigned long load)
+static inline int performance_multiplier(unsigned long nr_iowaiters)
 {
-	int mult = 1;
-
-	/* for higher loadavg, we are more reluctant */
-
-	mult += 2 * get_loadavg(load);
-
-	/* for IO wait tasks (per cpu!) we add 5x each */
-	mult += 10 * nr_iowaiters;
-
-	return mult;
+	/* for IO wait tasks (per cpu!) we add 10x each */
+	return 1 + 10 * nr_iowaiters;
 }
 
 static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct menu_device, menu_devices);
@@ -290,7 +277,7 @@  static int menu_select(struct cpuidle_driver *drv, struct cpuidle_device *dev,
 	int idx;
 	unsigned int interactivity_req;
 	unsigned int expected_interval;
-	unsigned long nr_iowaiters, cpu_load;
+	unsigned long nr_iowaiters;
 	ktime_t delta_next;
 
 	if (data->needs_update) {
@@ -307,7 +294,7 @@  static int menu_select(struct cpuidle_driver *drv, struct cpuidle_device *dev,
 	/* determine the expected residency time, round up */
 	data->next_timer_us = ktime_to_us(tick_nohz_get_sleep_length(&delta_next));
 
-	get_iowait_load(&nr_iowaiters, &cpu_load);
+	nr_iowaiters = nr_iowait_cpu(dev->cpu);
 	data->bucket = which_bucket(data->next_timer_us, nr_iowaiters);
 
 	/*
@@ -359,7 +346,8 @@  static int menu_select(struct cpuidle_driver *drv, struct cpuidle_device *dev,
 		 * Use the performance multiplier and the user-configurable
 		 * latency_req to determine the maximum exit latency.
 		 */
-		interactivity_req = data->predicted_us / performance_multiplier(nr_iowaiters, cpu_load);
+		interactivity_req = data->predicted_us /
+			performance_multiplier(nr_iowaiters);
 		if (latency_req > interactivity_req)
 			latency_req = interactivity_req;
 	}
diff --git a/include/linux/sched/stat.h b/include/linux/sched/stat.h
index 04f1321..f30954c 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched/stat.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched/stat.h
@@ -20,7 +20,6 @@  extern unsigned long nr_running(void);
 extern bool single_task_running(void);
 extern unsigned long nr_iowait(void);
 extern unsigned long nr_iowait_cpu(int cpu);
-extern void get_iowait_load(unsigned long *nr_waiters, unsigned long *load);
 
 static inline int sched_info_on(void)
 {
diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
index 43efb74..48a786a 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -2886,13 +2886,6 @@  unsigned long nr_iowait_cpu(int cpu)
 	return atomic_read(&cpu_rq(cpu)->nr_iowait);
 }
 
-void get_iowait_load(unsigned long *nr_waiters, unsigned long *load)
-{
-	struct rq *rq = this_rq();
-	*nr_waiters = atomic_read(&rq->nr_iowait);
-	*load = rq->load.weight;
-}
-
 /*
  * IO-wait accounting, and how its mostly bollocks (on SMP).
  *