[v2] sched/fair: refine maximum periods for decay_load

Message ID 1470411659-28584-1-git-send-email-leo.yan@linaro.org
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Leo Yan Aug. 5, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
In current code, decay_load() will consider to set load value to zero
after passing 32*64 ms. So this means max_load * (0.5^64) ~= 0.

Kernel can support maximum number of processes and threads to 2^29 and
set task with highest priority with nice=-20 (weight = 88761). So in
worst case, one CPU may have maximum load value is:

    max_load = 2^29 * 88761 < 2^46

In theory after pass 46 periods we can ensure load value to be decayed
to zero. So this patch is to change maximum periods from 64 to 46.

Signed-off-by: Leo Yan <leo.yan@linaro.org>

---
 kernel/sched/fair.c | 10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

-- 
1.9.1

Patch

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index e342159..bbd01eb 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -2622,7 +2622,15 @@  static __always_inline u64 decay_load(u64 val, u64 n)
 
 	if (!n)
 		return val;
-	else if (unlikely(n > LOAD_AVG_PERIOD * 63))
+	/*
+	 * Kernel can support maximum number of processes and threads up to
+	 * 2^29 and task has highest weight 88761 with nice=-20.
+	 *
+	 *     maximum load = 2^29 * 88761 < 2^46
+	 *
+	 * So pass 46 periods can ensure maximum load to be decayed to zero.
+	 */
+	else if (unlikely(n >= LOAD_AVG_PERIOD * 46))
 		return 0;
 
 	/* after bounds checking we can collapse to 32-bit */