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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] adaptive spinning mutexes
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On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 10:53 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:33:19 +0100 Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> > Please pull the adaptive-mutexes-for-linus git tree
>
> <fear>
>
> - It seems a major shortcoming that the feature is disabled if
> CONFIG_DEBUG_MUTEXES=y. It means that lots of people won't test it.

Yes, that's a bit unfortunate, a simple patch to enable that is:

I must admit I'm a bit stumped on why that debug check triggers, I
couldn't reproduce today, but Ingo ran into it quite quickly :/

Index: linux-2.6/kernel/mutex-debug.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/mutex-debug.c
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/mutex-debug.c
@@ -74,7 +74,7 @@ void debug_mutex_unlock(struct mutex *lo
return;

DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(lock->magic != lock);
- DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(lock->owner != current_thread_info());
+ /* DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(lock->owner != current_thread_info()); */
DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(!lock->wait_list.prev && !lock->wait_list.next);
mutex_clear_owner(lock);
}
Index: linux-2.6/kernel/mutex.c
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/mutex.c
+++ linux-2.6/kernel/mutex.c
@@ -148,7 +148,7 @@ __mutex_lock_common(struct mutex *lock,

preempt_disable();
mutex_acquire(&lock->dep_map, subclass, 0, ip);
-#if defined(CONFIG_SMP) && !defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_MUTEXES)
+#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
/*
* Optimistic spinning.
*
@@ -162,9 +162,6 @@ __mutex_lock_common(struct mutex *lock,
* Since this needs the lock owner, and this mutex implementation
* doesn't track the owner atomically in the lock field, we need to
* track it non-atomically.
- *
- * We can't do this for DEBUG_MUTEXES because that relies on wait_lock
- * to serialize everything.
*/

for (;;) {

> - When people hit performance/latency oddities, it would be nice if
> they had a /proc knob with which they could disable this feature at
> runtime.
>
> This would also be useful for comparative performance testing.

CONFIG_SCHED_DEBUG=y

echo NO_MUTEX_SPIN > /debug/sched_features



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