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SubjectRe: Deadlock on the mm->mmap_sem
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Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@suse.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 07:26:33PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> > > if we go generic then I strongly recommend my version of the generic
> > > semaphores is _much_ faster (and cleaner) than this one
> >
> > Not so:-) Your patch, Andrea, grabs the spinlock far more than is necessary.
>
> then why your microbenchmarks says my version is much faster?

They don't:

[my rwsem-unfair-2.diff patch]
#rds #wrs time : rd granted [spread] wr granted [spread]
==== ==== ===== =================== ===================
1 0 10s: 25384639 [0.008%] 0 [0.000%]
2 0 10s: 8007388 [0.013%] 0 [0.000%]
4 0 10s: 8004833 [0.007%] 0 [0.000%]
0 1 10s: 0 [0.000%] 25717288 [0.009%]
0 4 10s: 0 [0.000%] 2817293 [2.323%]
4 2 10s: 12742523 [0.008%] 114 [5.394%]
30 1 10s: 12739163 [0.002%] 92 [1.739%]
30 15 50s: 63733591 [0.003%] 286 [2.711%]

[Andrea's 00_rwsem-19 patch]
#rds #wrs time : rd granted [spread] wr granted [spread]
==== ==== ===== =================== ===================
1 0 10s: 24577938 [0.003%] 0 [0.000%]
2 0 10s: 5631224 [0.016%] 0 [0.000%]
4 0 10s: 5633280 [0.009%] 0 [0.000%]
0 1 10s: 0 [0.000%] 24572785 [0.007%]
0 4 10s: 0 [0.000%] 3444786 [0.091%]
4 2 10s: 8036291 [0.008%] 122 [4.918%]
30 1 10s: 8036490 [0.006%] 89 [1.253%]
30 15 50s: 40200472 [0.001%] 265 [2.717%]

[Unpatched kernel]
#rds #wrs time : rd granted [spread] wr granted [spread]
==== ==== ===== =================== ===================
1 0 10s: 30118903 [0.008%] 0 [0.000%]
2 0 10s: 12543737 [0.007%] 0 [0.000%]
4 0 10s: 12543731 [0.006%] 0 [0.000%]
0 1 10s: 0 [0.000%] 28408147 [0.008%]
0 4 10s: 0 [0.000%] 1554495 [0.172%]
4 2 10s: 1119656 [0.076%] 560020 [0.077%]
30 1 10s: 5361923 [0.024%] 55787 [0.012%]
30 15 50s: 5322473 [0.049%] 2661621 [0.050%]

David
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