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SubjectRe: [BENCHMARK] 2.5.63-mm2 + i/o schedulers with contest
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On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 04:26 pm, Nick Piggin wrote:
> Con Kolivas wrote:
> >On Tue, 4 Mar 2003 03:18 pm, Nick Piggin wrote:
> >>small randomish reads vs large writes _is_ where AS really can
> >>perform better than non a non AS scheduler. Unfortunately gcc
> >>doesn't have the _best_ IO pattern for AS ;)
> >
> >Yes I recall this discussion against a gcc based benchmark. However it is
> >interesting that it still performed by far the best.
>
> Yes, AS obviously does help gcc against io_load. My
> "unfortunately" comment was just a pun, of course we
> don't want to just test where AS does well.
>
> >>>CFQ and DL scheduler were faster compiling the kernel under read_load,
> >>>list_load and dbench_load.
> >>>
> >>>Mem_load result of AS being slower was just plain weird with the result
> >>>rising from 100 to 150 during testing.
> >>
> >>I would like to see if AS helps much with a swap/memory
> >>thrashing load.
> >
> >That's what mem_load is. It repeatedly tries to access 110% of available
> > ram. quote from original post:
> >mem_load:
> >Kernel [runs] Time CPU% Loads LCPU% Ratio
> >2.5.63 3 104 75.0 57.7 1.9 1.32
> >2.5.63-mm2cfq 3 101 76.2 52.3 2.0 1.28
> >2.5.63-mm2 3 132 59.1 90.3 2.3 1.65
> >2.5.63-mm2dl 3 100 79.0 52.0 2.0 1.27
> >
> >Note that mm2 with AS performed equivalent to the other schedulers but on
> >later runs took longer. (99, 148,150) This is usually suspicious of a
> > memory leak that contest is unusually sensitive at picking up, but there
> > wasn't anything suspicious about the meminfo after these runs, and none
> > of the other loads changed over time. io_load usually shows drastic
> > prolongation when memory is leaking.
>
> Ah ok. And this change didn't affect other schedulers on mm2? Is
> it reproducable with AS? I'll have to keep this in mind and take
> another look at it after a few othe bugs are fixed.

Not on the other schedulers, no. I'll throw some more benchmarks at it to see
if it recurs. I didn't think much of it at the time.

Con
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