DragonFly commits List (threaded) for 2011-02
git: kernel - Greatly reduce usched_bsd4_decay default
Author: Matthew Dillon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu Feb 10 13:15:51 2011 -0800
kernel - Greatly reduce usched_bsd4_decay default
* Reduce the usched_bsd4_decay default to 1. It may be removed entirely
in the future.
* This improves the dynamic priority handling by reducing ad-hoc estcpu
decreases from the 1-second interval clock. The tsleep code handles
this a lot better already and the ad-hoc decreases don't do a good job
handling the case where there are a very large number of runnable
cpu-bound processes (because they don't actually get a lot of cpu but
still eat a large proportion of the scheduled time in aggregate).
Tested with blogbench during stage 1. Prior to this fix the 100+ blogbench
threads were being dropped down to almost realtime priorities even though
they remained in a 100% 'R'un state.
* Also reduce the amount the parent process of a fork() is docked for cpu
due to the fork. The value was high enough that interactive sessions were
being pushed up to batch priorities with only a moderate number of forks
and not decaying quickly enough to stabilize.
The child process is docked the same as before (handling the fork chaining
Tested with blogbench and parallel makes of /usr/src/lib/libc. The
blogbench uniformly increases to batch priority and didn't need the
higher boost the old values gave it while the parallel compile's fork
chaining gave it a good shove towards batch priority while the repeated
forks slowly pushed the higher level make and /bin/sh's to more batch-like
Summary of changes:
sys/kern/usched_bsd4.c | 43 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
1 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
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