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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] fix the itimer regression (BZ 12618)

* Zhang, Yanmin <yanmin_zhang@linux.intel.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 13:47 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 22:47 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > * Lin Ming <ming.m.lin@intel.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 23:18 +0800, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > > > * Zhang, Yanmin <yanmin_zhang@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > On Thu, 2009-02-05 at 13:06 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > > > > > * Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > This should hopefully address all the itimer borkage.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Applied to tip:timers/urgent, thanks Peter!
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Yanmin: could you check hacbench_pth with latest tip/master, do
> > > > > > > these fixes resolve that 3% regression you reported?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Lin Ming tested it and hackbench_pth/volanoMark regression all disappear.
> > > > > > But oltp has a regression. We think oltp new regression isn't related to
> > > > > > the patch. Ming is investigating it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Potential suspects for oltp regression would be:
> > > > >
> > > > > 3d39870: sched_rt: don't use first_cpu on cpumask created with cpumask_and
> > > > > a571bbe: sched: fix buddie group latency
> > > > > a9f3e2b: sched: clear buddies more aggressively
> > > > > 1596e29: sched: symmetric sync vs avg_overlap
> > > > > d942fb6: sched: fix sync wakeups
> > > >
> > > > I tested the latest tip-master branch.
> > > > After reverting "d942fb6: sched: fix sync wakeups", the oltp regression
> > > > on the 8cores Stockley machine is mostly fixed.
> > > >
> > > > On another 4*4 cores Tigerton machine, oltp has more than 10% regression
> > > > with 2.6.29-rc4 compared with 2.6.29-rc3.
> > >
> > > ok, that commit needs fixed or reverted. Peter, Mike?
> >
> > Yanmin, is that tigerton regression also due to the sync changes?
> Yes.
>
> >
> > That is, if you revert both d942fb6 and 1596e29, does it get back to
> > -rc3 state,
> Yes.
>
> > or is the tigerton regression due to something else?
> > This isn't quite clear to me.
> >
> > Ingo, if that is the case, I'm fine with reverting those changes for
> > now, and have another look at them later on -- preferably when someone
> > ships me a 4*4 machine so I can validate :-)
> 2*4 stoakley has the similiar regression. To find potential scalability issues,
> I run sysbench+mysql(oltp) with many thread numbers, such like 8,12,16,32,64,128,
> then get an average value.

FYI, in Linus's latest tree (v2.6.29-rc4-175-gb578f3f or later), all
the scheduler related performance regressions should be addressed.

Could you please double-check that there's no performance regression
remaining?

Thanks,

Ingo


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