Plumbers: Tweaking scheduler policy micro-conf RFP
vincent.guittot at linaro.org
Fri May 11 16:38:18 UTC 2012
On 11 May 2012 18:26, Steven Rostedt <rostedt at goodmis.org> wrote:
> Not really specific to HW, but Juri Lelli has been working on a deadline
> scheduler. Perhaps his work may be of interest.
Yes for sure, if Juri is agree to present his work
> -- Steve
> On Fri, 2012-05-11 at 18:16 +0200, Vincent Guittot wrote:
>> This is a request-for-participation in a micro conference during the
>> next Linux Plumber Conference (29-31st Aug).
>> It'll require critical mass measured in talk submissions in the
>> general area of scheduler and task management.
>> If you're working on improving the the scheduler policy used to place
>> a task on a CPU to suit your HW, we are inviting your participation
>> and request you to submit a proposal to present your problem (e.g.
>> power-efficiency) or a solution to solve said problem that should be
>> considered by upstream developers.
>> We've interacted with the people in To: list before in our quest to
>> better understand how the scheduler works and we're hoping you all
>> will consider participating in the micro-conf to help guide what kinds
>> of ideas are likely to make it upstream.
>> If you have ongoing work or ideas in the the following areas we're
>> especially interested in hearing from you:
>> 1. Consolidation of statistics with other frameworks (cpuidle,
>> cpufreq, scheduler all seem to track their own statistics related to
>> load, idleness, etc. Can this be converted to a library that is
>> useable by all?)
>> 2. Replacement for task consolidation on fewer CPUs aka. replacement
>> for sched_mc
>> 3. Improvement in the placement of activity beside tasks: timer,
>> workqueue, IO, interruption
>> 4. Instrumentation to calculate the compute capacity available on
>> active cores and its utilization by a given workload
>> We are thinking of organising the micro-conf as a Q & A session where
>> a participant would state a problem and then there would be
>> brainstorming on if this is indeed a problem and is so, how to achieve
>> a solution. In other words, 20-30 minute slots of each Q & A
>> 1. Problem statements with specific examples on why changing the
>> default scheduler policy is desired
>> 2. For each problem, if it is deemed not possible to accomplish easily
>> today, brainstorming on what an acceptable solution would look like
>> (frameworks to build upon, interfaces to use, related work in the
>> area, key people to involve, etc.)
>> Please email us if you will be attending the conference and interested
>> in talking about this problem space.
>> Amit & Vincent
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