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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] memcg: improving scalability by reducing lock contention at charge/uncharge
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Ying Han wrote:
> Hi KAMEZAWA-san: I tested your patch set based on 2.6.32-rc3 but I don't
> see
> much improvement on the page-faults rate.
> Here is the number I got:
>
> [Before]
> Performance counter stats for './runpause.sh 10' (5 runs):
>
> 226272.271246 task-clock-msecs # 3.768 CPUs ( +-
> 0.193%
> )
> 4424 context-switches # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
> 14.418%
> )
> 25 CPU-migrations # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
> 23.077%
> )
> 80499059 page-faults # 0.356 M/sec ( +-
> 2.586%
> )
> 499246232482 cycles # 2206.396 M/sec ( +-
> 0.055%
> )
> 193036122022 instructions # 0.387 IPC ( +-
> 0.281%
> )
> 76548856038 cache-references # 338.304 M/sec ( +-
> 0.832%
> )
> 480196860 cache-misses # 2.122 M/sec ( +-
> 2.741%
> )
>
> 60.051646892 seconds time elapsed ( +- 0.010% )
>
> [After]
> Performance counter stats for './runpause.sh 10' (5 runs):
>
> 226491.338475 task-clock-msecs # 3.772 CPUs ( +-
> 0.176%
> )
> 3377 context-switches # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
> 14.713%
> )
> 12 CPU-migrations # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
> 23.077%
> )
> 81867014 page-faults # 0.361 M/sec ( +-
> 3.201%
> )
> 499835798750 cycles # 2206.865 M/sec ( +-
> 0.036%
> )
> 196685031865 instructions # 0.393 IPC ( +-
> 0.286%
> )
> 81143829910 cache-references # 358.265 M/sec ( +-
> 0.428%
> )
> 119362559 cache-misses # 0.527 M/sec ( +-
> 5.291%
> )
>
> 60.048917062 seconds time elapsed ( +- 0.010% )
>
> I ran it on an 4 core machine with 16G of RAM. And I modified
> the runpause.sh to fork 4 pagefault process instead of 8. I mounted cgroup
> with only memory subsystem and start running the test on the root cgroup.
>
> I believe that we might have different running environment including the
> cgroup configuration. Any suggestions?
>

This patch series is only for "child" cgroup. Sorry, I had to write it
clearer. No effects to root.

Regards,
-Kame

> --Ying
>
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 9:55 PM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <
> kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> This patch is against mmotm + softlimit fix patches.
>> (which are now in -rc git tree.)
>>
>> In the latest -rc series, the kernel avoids accessing res_counter when
>> cgroup is root cgroup. This helps scalabilty when memcg is not used.
>>
>> It's necessary to improve scalabilty even when memcg is used. This patch
>> is for that. Previous Balbir's work shows that the biggest obstacles for
>> better scalabilty is memcg's res_counter. Then, there are 2 ways.
>>
>> (1) make counter scale well.
>> (2) avoid accessing core counter as much as possible.
>>
>> My first direction was (1). But no, there is no counter which is free
>> from false sharing when it needs system-wide fine grain synchronization.
>> And res_counter has several functionality...this makes (1) difficult.
>> spin_lock (in slow path) around counter means tons of invalidation will
>> happen even when we just access counter without modification.
>>
>> This patch series is for (2). This implements charge/uncharge in bached
>> manner.
>> This coalesces access to res_counter at charge/uncharge using nature of
>> access locality.
>>
>> Tested for a month. And I got good reorts from Balbir and Nishimura,
>> thanks.
>> One concern is that this adds some members to the bottom of task_struct.
>> Better idea is welcome.
>>
>> Following is test result of continuous page-fault on my 8cpu
>> box(x86-64).
>>
>> A loop like this runs on all cpus in parallel for 60secs.
>> ==
>> while (1) {
>> x = mmap(NULL, MEGA, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
>> MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, 0, 0);
>>
>> for (off = 0; off < MEGA; off += PAGE_SIZE)
>> x[off]=0;
>> munmap(x, MEGA);
>> }
>> ==
>> please see # of page faults. I think this is good improvement.
>>
>>
>> [Before]
>> Performance counter stats for './runpause.sh' (5 runs):
>>
>> 474539.756944 task-clock-msecs # 7.890 CPUs ( +-
>> 0.015%
>> )
>> 10284 context-switches # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.156%
>> )
>> 12 CPU-migrations # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.000%
>> )
>> 18425800 page-faults # 0.039 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.107%
>> )
>> 1486296285360 cycles # 3132.080 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.029%
>> )
>> 380334406216 instructions # 0.256 IPC ( +-
>> 0.058%
>> )
>> 3274206662 cache-references # 6.900 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.453%
>> )
>> 1272947699 cache-misses # 2.682 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.118%
>> )
>>
>> 60.147907341 seconds time elapsed ( +- 0.010% )
>>
>> [After]
>> Performance counter stats for './runpause.sh' (5 runs):
>>
>> 474658.997489 task-clock-msecs # 7.891 CPUs ( +-
>> 0.006%
>> )
>> 10250 context-switches # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.020%
>> )
>> 11 CPU-migrations # 0.000 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.000%
>> )
>> 33177858 page-faults # 0.070 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.152%
>> )
>> 1485264748476 cycles # 3129.120 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.021%
>> )
>> 409847004519 instructions # 0.276 IPC ( +-
>> 0.123%
>> )
>> 3237478723 cache-references # 6.821 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.574%
>> )
>> 1182572827 cache-misses # 2.491 M/sec ( +-
>> 0.179%
>> )
>>
>> 60.151786309 seconds time elapsed ( +- 0.014% )
>>
>> Regards,
>> -Kame
>>
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