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SubjectRe: sysbench+mysql(oltp, readonly) 30% regression with 2.6.26-rc1
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On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 17:01 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 10:00 +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 14:35 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 18:26 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 12:55 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> > > > > Comparing with kernel 2.6.25, sysbench+mysql(oltp, readonly) has many
> > > > > regression with 2.6.26-rc1.
> > > > >
> > > > > 1) 8-core stoakley: 28%;
> > > > > 2) 16-core tigerton: 20%;
> > > > > 3) Itanium Montvale: 50%.
> > > > >
> > > > > Bisect located below patch.
> > > > >
> > > > > 8f1bc385cfbab474db6c27b5af1e439614f3025c is first bad commit
> > > > > commit 8f1bc385cfbab474db6c27b5af1e439614f3025c
> > > > > Author: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
> > > > > Date: Sat Apr 19 19:45:00 2008 +0200
> > > > >
> > > > > sched: fair: weight calculations
> > > > >
> > > > > In order to level the hierarchy, we need to calculate load based on the
> > > > > root view. That is, each task's load is in the same unit.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > After I manually reverted the patch against 2.6.26-rc1 while fixing a couple of
> > > > > conflictions/errors, sysbench oltp regression became less than 3% on 8-core
> > > > > stoakley.
> > > >
> > > > Does this patch help?
> > > With the patch, oltp testing result is about 50% worse than the one of pure
> > > 2.6.26-rc1.
> >
> > Hm. I was doing some sysbench+postgress(oltp, ro) testing on my little
> > Q6600 box this morning, and saw a different picture.
> How many cpu are in the Q6600?

That's an Intel Quad core (Kentsfield).

> > In attached pdf, .bkl refers to Linus' BKL patch, .weight is the weight
> > fix, both are applied to git.today. The script I used is also attached.
> With my 8-core stoakley (using mysql):
> 1) 2.6.25:
> Number of threads: 6
> read/write requests: 8025024 (66874.53 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 8
> read/write requests: 9132816 (76106.14 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 10
> read/write requests: 9244998 (77040.75 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 12
> read/write requests: 8994174 (74950.36 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 14
> read/write requests: 9051322 (75426.54 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 16
> read/write requests: 9015412 (75126.93 per sec.)
>
> 2) 2.6.26-rc1:
> Number of threads: 6
> read/write requests: 5754056 (47949.87 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 8
> read/write requests: 6528480 (54403.29 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 10
> read/write requests: 6444690 (53705.16 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 12
> read/write requests: 6544258 (54534.23 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 14
> read/write requests: 6796650 (56637.65 per sec.)
> Number of threads: 16
> read/write requests: 6718110 (55983.18 per sec.)
>
> 3) 2.6.26-rc1+weight
> Number of threads: 16
> read/write requests: 3219076 (26824.22 per sec.)
>
> I'm not sure if more cpu could introduce more contention in this test.

those numbers make me sad :-(

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