Wed, 6 Oct 2010 20:54:24 +0000 (16:54 -0400)
[CPUFREQ] add sampling_down_factor tunable to improve ondemand performance
Adds a new global tunable, sampling_down_factor. Set to 1 it makes no
changes from existing behavior, but set to greater than 1 (e.g. 100)
it acts as a multiplier for the scheduling interval for reevaluating
load when the CPU is at its top speed due to high load. This improves
performance by reducing the overhead of load evaluation and helping
the CPU stay at its top speed when truly busy, rather than shifting
back and forth in speed. This tunable has no effect on behavior at
lower speeds/lower CPU loads.
This patch is against 2.6.36-rc6.