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Don't update the Pod object after each scheduling attempt #73700

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What type of PR is this?
/kind bug
/sig scheduling
/priority important-soon

What this PR does / why we need it:
We recently added a PR to put a timestamp on a Pod object every time it is attempted by the scheduler. However, this change could increase the number of pod updates and could raise the load of the API server in some scenarios. This is particularly problematic in clusters with a lot of unschedulable pods that remain unschedulable for a long time and getting attempted many times.

In fact, we don't need to keep this timestamp in the API object. This is needed only for the scheduler to keep track of the time that a pod is attempted. In other words, this timestamp can be kept in the scheduler's internal state only. We should add a timestamp to every pod in the scheduling queue. The timestamp will be the time that the pod is added to the queue. The scheduler should use this timestamp for sorting pods with the same priority. By doing this we will not update the API object after every scheduling attempt.

When I went to solve this issue, I find flush UnschedulableQ Leftover to activeQ in 30s depends on the timestamp the pod is attempted by the scheduler. So In addition to recording the time when pod joined activeq, I also recorded the time when pod joined unschedulerq.

Which issue(s) this PR fixes:
Fixes #73485

Special notes for your reviewer:

Don't update the Pod object after each scheduling attempt by adding a timestamp to the scheduling queue.

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@denkensk denkensk changed the title Don't update the Pod object after each scheduling attempt [WIP]Don't update the Pod object after each scheduling attempt Feb 4, 2019

@denkensk denkensk changed the title [WIP]Don't update the Pod object after each scheduling attempt Don't update the Pod object after each scheduling attempt Feb 4, 2019

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Thanks, @denkensk! Looks good overall. I have some comments about he implementation.

@@ -260,15 +260,34 @@ func podTimestamp(pod *v1.Pod) *metav1.Time {
return &condition.LastProbeTime
}

// podInfo is minimum cell in the activeQ or the unschedulableQ.

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instead of pointing to activeQ or unschedulableQ, just use "scheduling queue" please.

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Done thank you.

// podInfo is minimum cell in the activeQ or the unschedulableQ.
type podInfo struct {
pod *v1.Pod
// The time pod added to the activeQ or the unschedulableQ.

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Same comment about activeQ and unschedulableQ.

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Done thank you.

type podInfo struct {
pod *v1.Pod
// The time pod added to the activeQ or the unschedulableQ.
addTime time.Time

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I would use queuedTime or just simply timestamp.

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Done thank you.

addTime time.Time
}

func getPodInfo(pod *v1.Pod, clock util.Clock) *podInfo {

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get... gives the impression that this is a getter, but it is not. It is actually a factory that builds a podInfo object. I would rename it to newPodInfo or makePodInfo.

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Given how this function is used and the clock that is passed to it, I think it makes sense for the function to be a method of PriorityQueue. That way, you don't need to pass the clock to it every time. You can have a different version of it, for example newPodInfoNoTimestamp or something like that, for the cases that you want to avoid getting the time.

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Done Thanks for your suggestions.

// that a pod determined as unschedulable multiple times doesn't block any newer pod.
// This behavior ensures that an unschedulable pod does not block head of the queue when there
// are frequent events that move pods to the active queue.
func TestPodFailedSchedulingMultipleTimesDoesNotBlockNewerPod(t *testing.T) {

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Why is this test deleted?

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Previously, I deleted this test because it was introduced through the previous pr. But now I think this test can be retained. I made some modifications. Thank you.

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I missed an important problem in this PR in my first round of reviews. The timestamp of the pod should generally reflect the last time the scheduler has tried scheduling the pod. The time that the pod is added to the queue is a pretty good estimation of the time that the scheduler has tried scheduling the pod. Or, when the pod is recently created, the time it is added to the queue is good estimation of the pod creation time. That's why the time that the pod is added to the scheduling queue is what we are using here.
This time should be recorded when the pod is added to the queue and must not be changed as long as the pod is in the scheduling queue, no matter which substructure of the scheduling queue it moves to. In the current PR, the time is updated every time the pod is added to the activeQ. So, a pod that was tried a long time ago and a pod that is recently tried get almost the same timestamp when they are moved to the activeQ after an event that moves all to the activeQ.

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The timestamp should exists in unschedulable and backoff queues too and shouldn't be changed until the pod is removed from the queue.

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denkensk commented Feb 9, 2019

Thanks for your review, I also agree that the timestamp shouldn't be changed until the pod is removed from the queue. I will add the timestamp to backoff queues like unschedulableQ. I will implementate that as soon as possible. Thank you again for your help.

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Kindly ping @bsalamat PTAL~ thank you~

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Thanks, @denkensk.
Your algorithm should add a timestamp to a pod when it is added to the scheduling queue and shouldn't change that timestamp as long as the pod is in the queue, no matter which sub-queue it is being moved to. Please see my comments for more details.

p.nominatedPods.update(oldPod, newPod)
err := p.activeQ.Update(newPod)
err := p.activeQ.Update(p.newPodInfo(newPod))

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We should keep the pod's existing timestamp here.

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Done. I keep the pod's existing timestamp when the pod is updated. Thank you.

p.podBackoffQ.Delete(newPod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(newPod)
p.podBackoffQ.Delete(newPodInfoNoTimestamp(oldPod))
err := p.activeQ.Add(p.newPodInfo(newPod))

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We should keep existing timestamp here too.

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Done

@@ -562,7 +576,7 @@ func (p *PriorityQueue) Update(oldPod, newPod *v1.Pod) error {
// If the pod is updated reset backoff
p.clearPodBackoff(newPod)
p.unschedulableQ.delete(usPod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(newPod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(p.newPodInfo(newPod))

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and here

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Thanks~ Done

func (p *PriorityQueue) movePodsToActiveQueue(podInfoList []*podInfo) {
for _, pInfo := range podInfoList {
pod := pInfo.pod
if p.isPodBackingOff(pInfo.pod) {

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You can use pod instead of pInfo.pod here and below.

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Thanks~ Done

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Thanks, @bsalamat for your review. I addressed your comments because of "force push".

err := p.activeQ.Update(newPod)
newPodInfo := p.newPodInfo(newPod)
newPodInfo.timestamp = oldPodInfo.(*podInfo).timestamp
err := p.activeQ.Update(newPodInfo)

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Done. I keep the pod's existing timestamp when the pod is updated. Thank you.

p.podBackoffQ.Delete(newPodInfoNoTimestamp(oldPod))
newPodInfo := p.newPodInfo(newPod)
newPodInfo.timestamp = oldPodInfo.(*podInfo).timestamp
err := p.activeQ.Add(newPodInfo)

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Done.

if p.isPodBackingOff(pod) {
if err := p.podBackoffQ.Add(pod); err != nil {
if err := p.podBackoffQ.Add(pInfo); err != nil {

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Done. Thank you.

p.unschedulableQ.delete(usPod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(newPod)
p.unschedulableQ.delete(usPodInfo.pod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(usPodInfo)

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Done. Thank you.

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Thanks, @denkensk. Please see my comments. They are mostly minor comments. I will review the test after they are addressed.

@@ -332,13 +346,13 @@ func (p *PriorityQueue) AddIfNotPresent(pod *v1.Pod) error {
if p.unschedulableQ.get(pod) != nil {
return nil
}
if _, exists, _ := p.activeQ.Get(pod); exists {
if _, exists, _ := p.activeQ.Get(newPodInfoNoTimestamp(pod)); exists {

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Same comment as above

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Done thank you

@@ -306,7 +320,7 @@ func (p *PriorityQueue) run() {
func (p *PriorityQueue) Add(pod *v1.Pod) error {
p.lock.Lock()
defer p.lock.Unlock()
if err := p.activeQ.Add(pod); err != nil {
if err := p.activeQ.Add(p.newPodInfo(pod)); err != nil {

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In these functions that a podInfo object is needed, please make the object once by calling newPodInfoNoTimestamp or newPodInfo and store it in a local variable and use that variable instead of calling the "constructors" multiple times.

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Done thank you

@@ -405,10 +419,10 @@ func (p *PriorityQueue) AddUnschedulableIfNotPresent(pod *v1.Pod, podSchedulingC
if p.unschedulableQ.get(pod) != nil {
return fmt.Errorf("pod is already present in unschedulableQ")
}
if _, exists, _ := p.activeQ.Get(pod); exists {
if _, exists, _ := p.activeQ.Get(newPodInfoNoTimestamp(pod)); exists {

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ditto

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Done thank you

p.nominatedPods.update(oldPod, newPod)
err := p.activeQ.Update(newPod)
newPodInfo := p.newPodInfo(newPod)

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Since you are updating the timestamp in the next line, you can use newPodInfoNoTimestamp here.

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Done thank you

@@ -537,17 +551,21 @@ func (p *PriorityQueue) Update(oldPod, newPod *v1.Pod) error {

if oldPod != nil {
// If the pod is already in the active queue, just update it there.
if _, exists, _ := p.activeQ.Get(oldPod); exists {
if oldPodInfo, exists, _ := p.activeQ.Get(newPodInfoNoTimestamp(oldPod)); exists {

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Same as previous comments, please call newPodInfoNoTimestamp(oldPod) once.

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Done thank you

p.nominatedPods.update(oldPod, newPod)
p.podBackoffQ.Delete(newPod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(newPod)
p.podBackoffQ.Delete(newPodInfoNoTimestamp(newPod))

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This is not your code, but we should delete oldPod, not newPod, from backoffQ. Given that a Pod name or namespace cannot be updated and we use a pod name and namespace as the key to the map, it shouldn't matter which one of newPod or oldPod we use, but for making the logic clear, we should use oldPod.

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Well, yeah, I had some doubts when I first started looking at this code. Change to `oldpod', and the logic becomes clear.

p.unschedulableQ.delete(usPod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(newPod)
p.unschedulableQ.delete(usPodInfo.pod)
err := p.activeQ.Add(usPodInfo)

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This is incorrect. We should create a new podInfo from newPod, update its timestamp with the timestamp of usPodInfo and add the new podInfo to the queue.

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Done thank you

}

// Add adds a pod to the unschedulable pods.
// Add adds a pod to the unschedulable podInfoMap.
func (u *UnschedulablePodsMap) addOrUpdate(pod *v1.Pod) {

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Please change the argument of this function to a *podInfo instead of a *Pod. That way, you don't need to add a clock to UnschedulablePodsMap. All callers of this function are inside PriorityQueue which can build a podInfo by calling newPodInfo of PriorityQueue.

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Done thank you

// podInfoMap is a map key by a pod's full-name and the value is a pointer to the podInfo.
podInfoMap map[string]*podInfo
keyFunc func(*v1.Pod) string
clock util.Clock

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See my comment on addOrUpdate below. I don't think we need a clock here.

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Done thank you

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Thanks, @denkensk. Code looks good. Test needs improvement.

}

func getUnschedulablePod(p *PriorityQueue, pod *v1.Pod) *v1.Pod {
p.lock.Lock()
defer p.lock.Unlock()
return p.unschedulableQ.get(pod)
if p.unschedulableQ.get(pod) != nil {

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Please use:

Suggested change
if p.unschedulableQ.get(pod) != nil {
pInfo := p.unschedulableQ.get(pod)
if pInfo != nil {
return pInfo.pod
}

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Done thank you

Status: v1.ConditionFalse,
Reason: v1.PodReasonUnschedulable,
Message: "fake scheduling failure",
LastProbeTime: metav1.Now(),

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You can remove LastProbeTime here, but please keep the rest of the code. Otherwise, the scheduling queue will not consider the pod as "unschedulable".

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Done thank you

@@ -841,15 +836,6 @@ func TestPodFailedSchedulingMultipleTimesDoesNotBlockNewerPod(t *testing.T) {
},
}
q.Add(&newerPod)

// And then unschedulablePod was determined as unschedulable AGAIN.
podutil.UpdatePodCondition(&unschedulablePod.Status, &v1.PodCondition{

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same comment here and below.

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Done thank you

@@ -990,3 +960,66 @@ func TestHighProirotyFlushUnschedulableQLeftover(t *testing.T) {
t.Errorf("Expected: %v after Pop, but got: %v", medPriorityPod.Name, p.Name)
}
}

// TestPodInfoInActiveQ tests that the pods with the same priority is sorted by the podInfo.timestamp.

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s/is/are/

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Done thank you

@@ -990,3 +960,66 @@ func TestHighProirotyFlushUnschedulableQLeftover(t *testing.T) {
t.Errorf("Expected: %v after Pop, but got: %v", medPriorityPod.Name, p.Name)
}
}

// TestPodInfoInActiveQ tests that the pods with the same priority is sorted by the podInfo.timestamp.
func TestPodInfoInActiveQComp(t *testing.T) {

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We need to test many more scenarios in this test, such as updating a pod in the activeQ, adding unschedulabe pod to the unschelableQ and then triggering a move request to the activeQ and ensuring that the timestamp is not updated, another similar test to check that when a pod goes to backoffQ and then the activeQ its timestamp remains the same, ....
You may want to take a look at this test to get ideas about how you can add many test scenarios involving various operations in this test.

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Thanks for your help. I add many more scenarios in this test about activeQ/unschedulabeQ/backoffQ. If there's anything else missing, you can comment and I'll add it as soon as possible.

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Thanks, @denkensk. Looks good. Just a few minor comments.

expected []*podInfo
}{
{
name: "add two pod to activeQ and pod them by the timestamp",

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s/pod them/sort them/

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Done thank you

@@ -990,3 +979,135 @@ func TestHighProirotyFlushUnschedulableQLeftover(t *testing.T) {
t.Errorf("Expected: %v after Pop, but got: %v", medPriorityPod.Name, p.Name)
}
}

// TestHighProirotyPodInfo tests the operations related to podInfo.
func TestHighProirotyPodInfo(t *testing.T) {

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I would rename this to something like TestPodTimestamp or something like that. In this test we don't care much about priority. So, having "HighPriority" in the name of the test is not necessary.

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Done thank you

{
name: "add one pod to BackoffQ and move it to activeQ",
operations: []operation{
addPodBackoffQ(pInfo1), flushBackoffQ(), moveAllToActiveQ(),

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Could you add pInfo2 to the activeQ in this test case and check that pInfo2 is after pInfo1 in the expected output?

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Done thank you

addOrUpdateUnschedulablePod(q, &midPod)

// Update pod condition to highPod.
podutil.UpdatePodCondition(&highPod.Status, &v1.PodCondition{

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Please keep these status updates and move them above the lines that add pods to the unschedulableQ.

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Done thank you

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return func() {
queue.lock.Lock()
defer queue.lock.Unlock()
queue.podBackoffQ.Add(pInfo)

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@bsalamat thank you~ Here I add comments to facilitate your review. Add lock upper and here to prevent data race occuring in https://gubernator.k8s.io/build/kubernetes-jenkins/pr-logs/pull/73700/pull-kubernetes-bazel-test/76841/

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Thanks a lot, @denkensk!

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Thank you very much for your patience and your help. @bsalamat

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denkensk commented Mar 1, 2019

@liggitt Thanks, the flake in unit tests fixed in this pr #74611 today.

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