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SubjectRe: [lockup] Re: objrmap-core-1 (rmap removal for file mappings to avoid 4:4 in <=16G machines)
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 12:02:33PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> > To reproduce, run the attached, very simple test-mmap.c code (as
> > unprivileged user) which maps 80MB worth of shared memory in a
> > finegrained way, creating ~19K vmas, and sleeps. Keep this process
> > around.
>
> or run the attached test-mmap2.c code, which simulates a very small DB
> app using only 1800 vmas per process: it only maps 8 MB of shm and
> spawns 32 processes. This has an even more lethal effect than the
> previous code.

this use more cpu than the previous one, but no other differences.

procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu----
r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
8 1 14660 978284 972 17016 387 350 453 353 308 1129 1 12 48 40
33 1 14660 759788 972 231692 0 0 0 0 1087 16282 12 88 0 0
40 2 14660 655220 972 332332 0 0 0 0 1087 96 15 85 0 0
47 0 14660 562372 972 421208 0 0 0 0 1086 97 15 85 0 0
52 0 14660 476412 1048 502656 76 0 300 0 1119 267 17 83 0 0
55 0 14660 397092 1064 578256 0 0 0 112 1089 97 15 85 0 0
62 1 14660 332844 1064 638436 0 0 40 0 1088 95 17 83 0 0
68 0 14648 260072 1072 707732 0 0 76 0 1093 179 15 85 0 0
68 0 14648 198184 1072 765804 0 0 0 0 1088 82 16 84 0 0
75 0 14648 136496 1072 823468 0 0 0 0 1086 84 16 84 0 0
75 0 14648 98544 1072 857604 0 0 0 0 1087 71 17 83 0 0
82 0 14648 30732 1084 921376 0 0 0 76 1089 90 16 84 0 0
84 5 14648 2104 444 947844 0 76 0 192 1130 76 15 85 0 0
83 27 18028 2464 228 944140 428 3216 428 3216 1142 577 10 90 0 0
71 75 22800 3744 224 943120 912 5560 1168 5560 1502 3351 6 91 0 3
82 55 25424 3464 236 940624 760 2848 856 2848 1222 764 12 88 0 0
84 59 27012 2104 240 939040 1128 1796 1172 1796 1182 762 10 90 0 0
73 80 29308 2480 164 938476 2364 3212 2364 3236 1526 5685 4 74 0 21
81 81 33296 2656 144 937492 2456 4920 3356 4920 2275 7953 2 62 0 36
81 81 36172 2576 144 935168 3300 4484 4364 4484 1751 5622 5 86 0 9
88 83 38828 2884 136 933532 2592 3828 3376 3828 1690 8162 1 57 0 42
62 84 42196 3368 132 932992 1472 3864 2136 3864 1291 4127 4 78 0 18
74 71 46624 3660 112 929492 1828 4972 2916 4972 1395 3104 6 83 0 11
1 89 48572 2920 112 929436 2036 2852 2752 2852 1355 5284 8 76 0 16
31 86 52428 3588 104 926436 1416 4432 1620 4432 1253 4271 0 43 0 57
46 86 58288 1988 108 926460 1740 6644 2872 6644 1309 5233 9 88 0 3
56 87 61452 2376 96 927664 2332 4032 3460 4032 1443 9227 1 73 0 26
3 118 73588 2484 88 924492 4128 14928 5576 14928 2357 33401 0 59 1 40
36 137 78656 2532 88 925692 1804 4356 2520 4356 1420 29642 0 60 2 37
1 153 80380 2180 88 926112 2676 5644 3700 5644 1798 17355 0 77 0 22
90 170 86396 2588 88 925000 3104 4208 3872 4208 2179 33189 0 76 0 24
58 174 90768 2172 88 925016 4816 5624 6600 5624 2884 31681 0 75 0 24
82 179 94680 2912 88 923424 8772 10016 10568 10016 2625 30269 0 74 0 26
14 184 101480 2260 84 923388 4752 5992 6456 5992 4369 49544 0 70 0 30
3 206 110620 2208 92 921608 8396 12016 11276 12016 4993 81573 0 71 0 29
2 207 114788 2984 88 921720 2196 5180 3348 5180 1423 18939 0 62 0 38
13 204 117344 2348 88 923060 3960 3608 5276 3608 2807 20612 0 90 0 10
145 202 123920 2092 88 922752 9108 11316 12584 11316 3131 34221 0 72 0 28
3 206 131008 2024 84 920800 7948 10888 9828 10888 5424 57225 0 78 0 21
2 207 140124 2144 88 922312 8968 9368 12512 9368 6789 75225 0 71 0 28
37 208 148108 2468 80 921396 14540 15120 20632 15120 8226 74565 0 82 0 18
4 205 157620 2184 108 921120 5592 7908 8468 7908 5713 56264 0 72 0 28
2 206 160540 2792 100 920836 2132 3736 4312 3736 1752 13193 0 79 0 21
2 207 168176 2564 96 920332 10680 14340 14300 14340 5805 46868 0 81 0 19
195 207 183436 2684 88 919632 9056 13756 14824 13756 7322 73112 0 74 0 26
1 210 188696 2152 108 920092 5620 8792 9124 8816 2539 30646 0 65 0 35
2 205 196888 2760 92 918844 4584 6512 6128 6512 3842 47524 0 69 0 31
123 203 198992 2648 92 919996 2776 3292 3564 3292 1637 17687 0 77 0 23
2 204 203276 2100 92 919012 2848 5100 4092 5100 1682 20360 0 57 0 42
2 206 206956 2244 84 921068 6724 7744 10060 7744 3257 25261 0 80 0 20
4 205 218928 2612 96 917692 10124 13580 13968 13580 6812 57570 0 79 0 20
1 205 226656 1948 96 919004 7460 10504 9888 10504 4342 78518 0 62 0 38
2 204 235688 2292 96 918884 4640 7472 6540 7472 2570 31259 0 63 0 37
1 206 239712 2244 92 919104 2348 3436 3060 3436 1542 12147 0 69 0 30
no lockup at all. swap rate wasn't horrible either.

anyways we should try again after we made the code smarter, there's some
room for improvements. and if page_referenced is being hitten more frequently,
there may be a fundamental issue in the caller not in the method. Could be we
call it too frequently. We can also join the two things into one single pass,
so we don't call it twice if none of the pte is young. Currently we'd call it
twice before we run the unmap pass, if we free with two passes we would reduce
the overhead of 33%.

overall this is just working not too bad for me, I can stop any task
fine and things keeps running. As soon as the swap load stops cpu goes
back idle.

Note that most of the time even if we have to swap several gigabytes,
the time we "swap" those gigabytes is pretty small. A machine swapping
constantly several gigabytes in a loop would be hardly usable, what
matters is that the box is fast on the _workingset_ after the not used
part of the memory is being moved into swap, and wasting gigs of ram in
pte_chains will be worse in 64bit than using more cpu while moving the
not used part of ram into swap. If moving into swap is slow, it's not a
big problem. If the machines trashes all the time like in the above,
then there's little hope that it will perform well, w/ or w/o cpu system
load. The important thing is that this cpu load during swap doesn't
destroy all the address space in a flood like with the pagetable walk,
so the machine remains responsive even if we hit a long vma walk once in
a while to swap 1M.
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