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SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/6 v4] memcg: fix performance of mem_cgroup_begin_update_page_stat()
On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 7:16 PM, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki
<kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> From 3377fd7b6e23a5d2a368c078eae27e2b49c4f4aa Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>
> Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:14:47 +0900
> Subject: [PATCH 6/6] memcg: fix performance of mem_cgroup_begin_update_page_stat()
>
> mem_cgroup_begin_update_page_stat() should be very fast because
> it's called very frequently. Now, it needs to look up page_cgroup
> and its memcg....this is slow.
>
> This patch adds a global variable to check "a memcg is moving or not".

s/a memcg/any memcg/

> By this, the caller doesn't need to visit page_cgroup and memcg.

s/By/With/

> Here is a test result. A test program makes page faults onto a file,
> MAP_SHARED and makes each page's page_mapcount(page) > 1, and free
> the range by madvise() and page fault again.  This program causes
> 26214400 times of page fault onto a file(size was 1G.) and shows
> shows the cost of mem_cgroup_begin_update_page_stat().

Out of curiosity, what is the performance of the mmap program before
this series?

> Before this patch for mem_cgroup_begin_update_page_stat()
> [kamezawa@bluextal test]$ time ./mmap 1G
>
> real    0m21.765s
> user    0m5.999s
> sys     0m15.434s
>
>    27.46%     mmap  mmap               [.] reader
>    21.15%     mmap  [kernel.kallsyms]  [k] page_fault
>     9.17%     mmap  [kernel.kallsyms]  [k] filemap_fault
>     2.96%     mmap  [kernel.kallsyms]  [k] __do_fault
>     2.83%     mmap  [kernel.kallsyms]  [k] __mem_cgroup_begin_update_page_stat
>
> After this patch
> [root@bluextal test]# time ./mmap 1G
>
> real    0m21.373s
> user    0m6.113s
> sys     0m15.016s
>
> In usual path, calls to __mem_cgroup_begin_update_page_stat() goes away.
>
> Note: we may be able to remove this optimization in future if
>      we can get pointer to memcg directly from struct page.
>
> Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>

Acked-by: Greg Thelen <gthelen@google.com>
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