Re: Performance regression in v3.14

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[ +CC: Greg, Doug, Stratos, Yuyang ]

On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 11:00:51AM +0200, Johan Hovold wrote:
> On Wed, May 07, 2014 at 07:10:49AM -0700, Dirk Brandewie wrote:
> > On 05/06/2014 10:40 PM, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> > > Cc'ing Dirk who is taking care of intel-pstate driver.
> > >
> > 
> > Thanks Viresh I had seen this thread.
> > 
> > I am looking into it
> Any updates on this, Dirk? 3.14 is still basically unusable with the
> intel_pstate driver.
> Any fixes or workarounds posted elsewhere that I can apply in the
> meantime?

Another week and still no reply, Dirk?

I tried applying your (rejected) patch "intel_pstate: Remove C0
tracking" posted here:

to v3.14.4 and it fixes the problem as expected.

So we have a commit fcb6a15c2e7e ("intel_pstate: Take core C0 time into
account for core busy calculation") that went into v3.14-rc2 (and was
even marked for *stable*) that first broke Greg KH's system:

That was apparently fixed by e66c17683746 ("intel_pstate: Change
busy calculation to use fixed point math."), but still left v3.14
basically unusable for lower-intensity workloads such as my
bash-completion example and other reported regressions:

Sure there may be issues with v3.13 not hitting the lowest frequencies
but at least the system was *usable*.

In my opinion there's really no other option than to restore the 3.13
behaviour by effectively reverting fcb6a15c2e7e ("intel_pstate: Take
core C0 time into account for core busy calculation") until you have
figured out a way to take C0 into account without breaking things too

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