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SubjectRe: volanoMark 12% regression with 2.6.25-rc6
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On Wed, 2008-03-19 at 10:39 +0800, Zhang, Yanmin wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 21:22 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 20:58 +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > * Zhang, Yanmin <yanmin_zhang@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Comparing with 2.6.25-rc5, volanoMark has 12% regression with
> > > > 2.6.25-rc6 on my 8-core stoakley.
> > >
> > > could you try sched/latest please? You can pick it up via:
> > >
> > > http://people.redhat.com/mingo/sched-devel.git/README
> >
> > Yanmin, how do you use volanomark; I got it from:
> >
> > http://www.volano.com/benchmarks.html
> >
> > and am using java-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64
> > I installed it /dev/shm/vmark to avoid disk io ruining anying
> volanoMark doesn't have much disk I/O when running.
>
> >
> > But I'm getting very fluctuating results, from ~43000 msgs/s to 52000
> > msgs/s.
> >
> > This makes it very hard to 'trust' this benchmark, let alone determine a
> > regression.
>
> Mostly, you need change startup.sh. I attach my startup.sh for your reference.
> I use jrockit-R27.3.1-jre1.5.0_11.
>
> The steps to run it:
> export JAVA_HOME=XXX_your_java_home
> export LOOP_CLIENT_COUNT=25000
> export LOOP_CLIENT_REPEAT_TIMES=3
> export java_option="-Xmx1500m -Xms1500m -Xns750m -XXaggressive -XXlazyUnlocking -Xgc:genpar -XXtlasize:min=16k,preferred=64k"
> ../loopserver.sh bea50 &
> sleep 5# wait for server to be ready
> loopclient.sh bea50
>
> You can set LOOP_CLIENT_REPEAT_TIMES=1 to run it quickly.
>
> I enclose above steps into my scripts and just copy it out for your reference.

Thanks, I reduced COUNT to 2500, otherwise it took ages on my slowly
machine :-) Also, I don't have jrocket, so I stuck with openjdk as that
is the official open source JRE (afaik).

Using the below patch, I get:

sched_features=319:
Average throughput = 65984 messages per second
Average throughput = 64568 messages per second
Average throughput = 66059 messages per second

sched_features=63:
Average throughput = 52536 messages per second
Average throughput = 53592 messages per second
Average throughput = 51705 messages per second

Which seems to suggest the current code does better for me.

(fwiw this is with compat_yield=0)

sched_features=319, sched_compat_yield=1:
Average throughput = 47669 messages per second
Average throughput = 47435 messages per second
Average throughput = 47120 messages per second

[ this is in stark contradiction to all these Java _needs_
compat_yield=1 stories I keep hearing.. ]

This is on a single dual core opteron.

So given these numbers, I'm inclined to say openjdk is a better behaving
JRE than jrocket - but what do I know about these things :-)

---

diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
index cc47766..32363cc 100644
--- a/kernel/sched.c
+++ b/kernel/sched.c
@@ -714,6 +714,7 @@ enum {
SCHED_FEAT_SYNC_WAKEUPS = 32,
SCHED_FEAT_HRTICK = 64,
SCHED_FEAT_DOUBLE_TICK = 128,
+ SCHED_FEAT_NORMALIZED_SLEEPER = 256,
};

const_debug unsigned int sysctl_sched_features =
@@ -724,7 +725,8 @@ const_debug unsigned int sysctl_sched_features =
SCHED_FEAT_CACHE_HOT_BUDDY * 1 |
SCHED_FEAT_SYNC_WAKEUPS * 1 |
SCHED_FEAT_HRTICK * 0 |
- SCHED_FEAT_DOUBLE_TICK * 0;
+ SCHED_FEAT_DOUBLE_TICK * 0 |
+ SCHED_FEAT_NORMALIZED_SLEEPER * 1;

#define sched_feat(x) (sysctl_sched_features & SCHED_FEAT_##x)

diff --git a/kernel/sched_fair.c b/kernel/sched_fair.c
index fd01aab..3dc4a1a 100644
--- a/kernel/sched_fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched_fair.c
@@ -501,8 +501,11 @@ place_entity(struct cfs_rq *cfs_rq, struct sched_entity *se, int initial)
if (!initial) {
/* sleeps upto a single latency don't count. */
if (sched_feat(NEW_FAIR_SLEEPERS)) {
- vruntime -= calc_delta_fair(sysctl_sched_latency,
- &cfs_rq->load);
+ if (sched_feat(NORMALIZED_SLEEPER))
+ vruntime -= calc_delta_fair(sysctl_sched_latency,
+ &cfs_rq->load);
+ else
+ vruntime -= sysctl_sched_latency;
}

/* ensure we never gain time by being placed backwards. */



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