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SubjectRe: new OOM heuristic failure (was: Re: VM: qsbench)
At 10.06 31/10/01 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
>On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Lorenzo Allegrucci wrote:
>>
>> Until swpd is "139968" everything is fine and I have about 60M of
>> free swap (I have 256M RAM + 200M of swap and qsbench uses about 343M).
>
>Ok, that's the problem. The swap free on swap-in logic got removed, try
>this simple patch, and I bet it ends up working ok for you
>
>You should see better performance with a bigger swapspace, though. Linux
>would prefer to keep the swap cache allocated as long as possible, and not
>drop the pages just because swap is smaller than the working set.
>
>(Ie the best setup is not when "RAM + SWAP > working set", but when you
>have "SWAP > working set").
>
>Can you re-do the numbers with this one on top of pre6?
>
>Thanks,
>
> Linus
>
>-----
>diff -u --recursive pre6/linux/mm/memory.c linux/mm/memory.c
>--- pre6/linux/mm/memory.c Wed Oct 31 10:04:11 2001
>+++ linux/mm/memory.c Wed Oct 31 10:02:33 2001
>@@ -1158,6 +1158,8 @@
> pte = mk_pte(page, vma->vm_page_prot);
>
> swap_free(entry);
>+ if (vm_swap_full())
>+ remove_exclusive_swap_page(page);
>
> flush_page_to_ram(page);
> flush_icache_page(vma, page);

Linus,

your patch seems to help one case out of three.
(even though I have not any meaningful statistical data)

lenstra:~/src/qsort> time ./qsbench -n 90000000 -p 1 -s 140175100
Out of Memory: Killed process 225 (qsbench).
69.500u 3.200s 2:11.23 55.3% 0+0k 0+0io 15297pf+0w
lenstra:~/src/qsort> time ./qsbench -n 90000000 -p 1 -s 140175100
Out of Memory: Killed process 228 (qsbench).
69.720u 3.190s 2:12.23 55.1% 0+0k 0+0io 15561pf+0w
lenstra:~/src/qsort> time ./qsbench -n 90000000 -p 1 -s 140175100
70.250u 3.470s 2:15.88 54.2% 0+0k 0+0io 17170pf+0w

procs memory swap io system cpu
r b w swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id
2 0 0 136320 3644 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 5 100 0 0
1 0 0 136320 3644 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 3 100 0 0
1 0 0 136320 3644 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 3 100 0 0
1 0 0 136320 3644 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 9 100 0 0
0 1 0 133140 2608 72 284 3344 768 3344 768 215 215 47 2 51
0 1 0 132276 1608 72 284 3552 6376 3552 6376 280 227 2 3 95
1 0 0 128648 3240 72 284 768 3656 768 3660 162 54 57 1 42
1 0 0 128648 3240 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 3 100 0 0
1 0 0 128648 3240 72 284 0 0 0 4 102 9 100 0 0
1 0 0 128648 3240 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 3 100 0 0
1 0 0 128648 3240 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 3 100 0 0
1 0 0 128648 3240 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 3 100 0 0
1 0 0 128648 3240 72 284 0 0 0 0 101 3 100 0 0
1 0 0 129672 3316 68 284 4328 2860 4328 2860 265 282 62 2 36
1 0 0 137992 1644 68 280 19216 3172 19216 3172 743 1227 7 5 88
0 1 0 153096 3648 68 280 3072 17788 3072 17788 353 218 2 6 92
0 1 1 160136 1660 68 280 15240 4740 15240 4740 647 963 16 10 74
1 0 0 177288 1588 68 280 5868 14220 5868 14220 422 393 0 7 93
0 1 0 188680 1620 68 280 8144 11904 8144 11904 473 544 4 5 91
0 1 0 192136 1552 68 280 17136 5860 17136 5860 689 1081 8 9 83
1 0 0 195512 2948 68 280 7672 9008 7672 9008 476 512 2 8 90
1 0 0 195512 1556 68 280 21688 356 21688 356 786 1375 11 8 81
procs memory swap io system cpu
r b w swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id
2 0 0 195512 1608 68 276 22352 0 22352 0 801 1422 10 17 73
1 0 0 195512 1588 68 276 22748 0 22748 0 812 1431 14 12 74
1 0 0 195512 1560 68 276 12768 0 12768 0 502 809 55 4 41
1 0 0 195512 1552 68 280 23012 0 23012 0 823 1446 11 6 83
0 1 0 4696 250440 80 632 9048 0 9412 4 409 609 27 7 66
0 0 0 4564 250284 84 752 32 0 156 0 108 17 0 0 100
0 0 0 4564 250280 88 752 0 0 4 0 106 18 0 0 100
0 0 0 4564 250280 88 752 0 0 0 0 101 3 0 0 100
0 0 0 4564 250280 88 752 0 0 0 0 109 21 0 0 100
0 0 0 4564 250280 88 752 0 0 0 0 121 44 0 0 100
0 0 0 4564 250280 88 752 0 0 0 0 101 3 0 0 100

Then, I repeated the test with a bigger swap partition (400M):
qsbench working set is about 343M, so now SWAP > working set.

lenstra:~/src/qsort> time ./qsbench -n 90000000 -p 1 -s 140175100
70.770u 3.630s 2:14.21 55.4% 0+0k 0+0io 16545pf+0w
lenstra:~/src/qsort> time ./qsbench -n 90000000 -p 1 -s 140175100
70.720u 3.370s 2:16.66 54.2% 0+0k 0+0io 17444pf+0w
lenstra:~/src/qsort> time ./qsbench -n 90000000 -p 1 -s 140175100
70.050u 3.380s 2:15.05 54.3% 0+0k 0+0io 17045pf+0w

procs memory swap io system cpu
r b w swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id
2 0 0 124040 3652 68 3428 0 0 0 0 101 7 100 0 0
1 0 0 122096 1640 68 3428 2880 1656 2880 1656 208 184 51 1 48
1 0 0 129972 1896 68 3428 2328 1836 2328 1836 195 292 45 3 52
1 0 0 130740 2000 68 3428 0 168 0 168 106 6 100 0 0
1 0 0 131508 2104 68 3428 0 252 0 252 101 8 100 0 0
1 0 0 132660 2340 68 3428 0 336 0 336 107 10 100 0 0
1 0 0 133428 2460 68 3428 0 208 0 208 101 6 100 0 0
1 0 0 134196 2560 68 3428 0 212 0 212 105 6 100 0 0
1 0 0 134196 2560 68 3428 0 0 0 0 101 5 100 0 0
0 1 1 138932 1664 68 3428 1856 2052 1856 2052 178 156 83 0 17
0 1 0 145076 1612 68 3428 6900 9956 6900 9964 451 532 3 5 92
1 0 0 149044 3648 68 3424 3232 9556 3232 9556 333 259 2 5 93
1 0 0 154036 1580 64 3424 13816 4736 13816 4736 635 951 6 4 90
0 1 0 171444 1648 64 2404 14328 6544 14328 6544 620 1155 5 13 82
0 1 0 182580 1648 64 1584 6180 21916 6180 21912 438 422 1 7 92
0 1 0 184500 1628 64 1584 13800 3980 13800 3984 602 878 11 5 84
1 0 0 196532 1624 64 1584 10876 7576 10876 7576 522 707 6 5 89
0 1 0 210612 1540 64 1584 8992 13760 8992 13760 492 592 5 9 86
0 1 0 214452 2412 64 1584 12928 10176 12928 10176 593 817 11 4 85
1 0 0 225460 1632 64 1584 11704 8380 11704 8380 564 766 5 8 87
1 0 0 230976 1592 64 1224 8012 10008 8012 10008 465 525 2 6 92
1 0 0 233340 1556 80 288 17748 888 17764 888 674 1136 7 12 81
procs memory swap io system cpu
r b w swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id
2 0 0 233340 3524 64 284 20276 2392 20276 2392 771 1315 10 6 84
1 0 0 233340 3632 64 284 14948 0 14948 0 569 957 44 5 51
1 0 0 233340 1556 64 284 24448 0 24448 0 865 1575 12 8 80
0 1 0 240920 1580 68 288 18208 4656 18212 4656 717 1186 7 5 88
1 0 0 240920 2704 68 288 16672 2924 16672 2928 656 1069 25 11 64
0 0 0 4536 250948 84 760 4384 0 4872 0 270 340 3 8 89
0 0 0 4536 250948 84 760 0 0 0 0 101 3 0 0 100
0 0 0 4536 250948 84 760 0 0 0 0 101 3 0 0 100
0 0 0 4536 250948 84 760 0 0 0 0 101 7 0 0 100



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Lorenzo
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