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SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.9-rc1-bk4-Q5
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On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 03:06, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Lee Revell <rlrevell@joe-job.com> wrote:
>
> > Otherwise, this looks pretty good. Here is a new one, I got this
> > starting X:
> >
> > http://krustophenia.net/testresults.php?dataset=2.6.9-rc1-bk4-Q5#/var/www/2.6.9-rc1-bk4-Q5/trace2.txt
>
> ok, MTRR setting overhead. It is not quite clear to me which precise
> code took so much time, could you stick a couple of 'mcount();' lines
> into arch/i386/kernel/cpu/mtrr/generic.c's prepare_set() and
> generic_set_mtrr() functions? In particular the wbinvd() [cache
> invalidation] instructions within prepare_set() look like a possible
> source of latency.
>
> (explicit calls to mcount() can be used to break up latency paths
> manually - they wont affect the latency itself, they make the resulting
> trace more finegrained.)

OK, here is the trace after adding a bunch of mcount()s:

preemption latency trace v1.0.2
-------------------------------
latency: 713 us, entries: 31 (31)
-----------------
| task: X/1398, uid:0 nice:0 policy:0 rt_prio:0
-----------------
=> started at: cond_resched+0xd/0x40
=> ended at: sys_ioctl+0xdf/0x290
=======>
00000001 0.000ms (+0.000ms): touch_preempt_timing (cond_resched)
00000001 0.000ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.001ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.002ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.002ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.003ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.004ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.004ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.005ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.005ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_free_region (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.006ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (generic_get_free_region)
00000001 0.006ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (generic_get_free_region)
00000001 0.007ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (generic_get_free_region)
00000001 0.008ms (+0.000ms): generic_get_mtrr (generic_get_free_region)
00000001 0.008ms (+0.000ms): set_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.009ms (+0.000ms): generic_set_mtrr (set_mtrr)
00000001 0.009ms (+0.000ms): generic_set_mtrr (set_mtrr)
00000001 0.009ms (+0.000ms): prepare_set (generic_set_mtrr)
00000002 0.010ms (+0.000ms): prepare_set (generic_set_mtrr)
00000002 0.010ms (+0.000ms): prepare_set (generic_set_mtrr)
00000002 0.375ms (+0.364ms): prepare_set (generic_set_mtrr)
00000002 0.375ms (+0.000ms): prepare_set (generic_set_mtrr)
00000002 0.526ms (+0.150ms): prepare_set (generic_set_mtrr)
00000002 0.534ms (+0.008ms): generic_set_mtrr (set_mtrr)
00000002 0.541ms (+0.007ms): generic_set_mtrr (set_mtrr)
00000002 0.548ms (+0.006ms): generic_set_mtrr (set_mtrr)
00000002 0.552ms (+0.004ms): post_set (generic_set_mtrr)
00000001 0.708ms (+0.155ms): set_mtrr (mtrr_add_page)
00000001 0.713ms (+0.005ms): sub_preempt_count (sys_ioctl)
00000001 0.714ms (+0.000ms): _mmx_memcpy (check_preempt_timing)
00000001 0.715ms (+0.000ms): kernel_fpu_begin (_mmx_memcpy)
And here is a patch showing where I added the mcount()s, with some extra
context for clarity:

--- linux-2.6.8.1-Q3-preemptible-hardirqs/arch/i386/kernel/cpu/mtrr/generic.c 2004-08-14 06:55:33.000000000 -0400
+++ linux-2.6.9-rc1-bk4-Q5/arch/i386/kernel/cpu/mtrr/generic.c 2004-08-31 15:05:36.000000000 -0400
@@ -234,28 +234,33 @@
static spinlock_t set_atomicity_lock = SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED;

static void prepare_set(void)
{
unsigned long cr0;

/* Note that this is not ideal, since the cache is only flushed/disabled
for this CPU while the MTRRs are changed, but changing this requires
more invasive changes to the way the kernel boots */
spin_lock(&set_atomicity_lock);

/* Enter the no-fill (CD=1, NW=0) cache mode and flush caches. */
+ mcount();
cr0 = read_cr0() | 0x40000000; /* set CD flag */
+ mcount();
wbinvd();
+ mcount();
write_cr0(cr0);
+ mcount();
wbinvd();
+ mcount();

/* Save value of CR4 and clear Page Global Enable (bit 7) */
if ( cpu_has_pge ) {
cr4 = read_cr4();
write_cr4(cr4 & (unsigned char) ~(1 << 7));
}

/* Flush all TLBs via a mov %cr3, %reg; mov %reg, %cr3 */
__flush_tlb();

/* Save MTRR state */
rdmsr(MTRRdefType_MSR, deftype_lo, deftype_hi);
@@ -305,38 +310,41 @@
static void generic_set_mtrr(unsigned int reg, unsigned long base,
unsigned long size, mtrr_type type)
/* [SUMMARY] Set variable MTRR register on the local CPU.
<reg> The register to set.
<base> The base address of the region.
<size> The size of the region. If this is 0 the region is disabled.
<type> The type of the region.
<do_safe> If TRUE, do the change safely. If FALSE, safety measures should
be done externally.
[RETURNS] Nothing.
*/
{
+ mcount();
prepare_set();
-
+ mcount();
if (size == 0) {
/* The invalid bit is kept in the mask, so we simply clear the
relevant mask register to disable a range. */
wrmsr(MTRRphysMask_MSR(reg), 0, 0);
} else {
wrmsr(MTRRphysBase_MSR(reg), base << PAGE_SHIFT | type,
(base & size_and_mask) >> (32 - PAGE_SHIFT));
+ mcount();
wrmsr(MTRRphysMask_MSR(reg), -size << PAGE_SHIFT | 0x800,
(-size & size_and_mask) >> (32 - PAGE_SHIFT));
}
-
+ mcount();
post_set();
+ mcount();
}

int generic_validate_add_page(unsigned long base, unsigned long size, unsigned int type)
{
unsigned long lbase, last;

/* For Intel PPro stepping <= 7, must be 4 MiB aligned
and not touch 0x70000000->0x7003FFFF */
if (is_cpu(INTEL) && boot_cpu_data.x86 == 6 &&
boot_cpu_data.x86_model == 1 &&
boot_cpu_data.x86_mask <= 7) {
if (base & ((1 << (22 - PAGE_SHIFT)) - 1)) {

Lee

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