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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2 0/9] split page table lock for PMD tables
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Alex Thorlton wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 02:25:31PM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > Alex Thorlton noticed that some massivly threaded workloads work poorly,
> > if THP enabled. This patchset fixes this by introducing split page table
> > lock for PMD tables. hugetlbfs is not covered yet.
> >
> > This patchset is based on work by Naoya Horiguchi.
> >
> > Changes:
> > v2:
> > - reuse CONFIG_SPLIT_PTLOCK_CPUS for PMD split lock;
> > - s/huge_pmd_lock/pmd_lock/g;
> > - assume pgtable_pmd_page_ctor() can fail;
> > - fix format line in task_mem() for VmPTE;
> >
> > Benchmark (from Alex): ftp://shell.sgi.com/collect/appsx_test/pthread_test.tar.gz
> > Run on 4 socket Westmere with 128 GiB of RAM.
>
> Kirill,
>
> I'm hitting some performance issues with these patches on our larger
> machines (>=128 cores/256 threads). I've managed to livelock larger
> systems with one of our tests (I'll publish this one soon), and I'm
> actually seeing a performance hit on some of the smaller ones.

Does "performance hit" mean performance degradation?

> I'm currently collecting some results to show the problems I'm hitting, and
> trying to research what's causing the livelock. For now I just wanted to let
> you know that I'm seeing some issues. I'll be in touch with more details.

Looking forward for more details. Thanks for testing.

I'll try to find a bigger machine myself.

--
Kirill A. Shutemov


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