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Subject[PATCH] staging: zcache: reduce tmem bucket lock contention
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tmem uses hash buckets each with their own rbtree and lock to
quickly lookup tmem objects. tmem has TMEM_HASH_BUCKETS (256)
buckets per pool. However, because of the way the tmem_oid is
generated for frontswap pages, only 16 unique tmem_oids are being
generated, resulting in only 16 of the 256 buckets being used.
This cause high lock contention for the per bucket locks.

This patch changes SWIZ_BITS to include more bits of the offset.
The result is that all 256 hash buckets are potentially used resulting in a
95% drop in hash bucket lock contention.

Based on v3.1-rc7

Signed-off-by: Seth Jennings <sjenning@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c | 5 ++++-
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c b/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c
index 462fbc2..ba982f5 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c
@@ -1798,8 +1798,11 @@ static int zcache_frontswap_poolid = -1;
/*
* Swizzling increases objects per swaptype, increasing tmem concurrency
* for heavy swaploads. Later, larger nr_cpus -> larger SWIZ_BITS
+ * Setting SWIZ_BITS to 27 basically reconstructs the swap entry from
+ * frontswap_get_page()
*/
-#define SWIZ_BITS 4
+#define SWIZ_BITS 27
#define SWIZ_MASK ((1 << SWIZ_BITS) - 1)
#define _oswiz(_type, _ind) ((_type << SWIZ_BITS) | (_ind & SWIZ_MASK))
#define iswiz(_ind) (_ind >> SWIZ_BITS)
--
1.7.4.1


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