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SubjectRe: [regression, 3.16-rc] rwsem: optimistic spinning causing performance degradation
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On Fri, 2014-07-04 at 09:52 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2014 at 06:54:50PM -0700, Jason Low wrote:
> > Subject: [PATCH] rwsem: In rwsem_can_spin_on_owner(), return false if no owner
> >
> > It was found that the rwsem optimistic spinning feature can potentially degrade
> > performance when there are readers. Perf profiles indicate in some workloads
> > that significant time can be spent spinning on !owner. This is because we don't
> > set the lock owner when readers(s) obtain the rwsem.
> >
> > In this patch, we'll modify rwsem_can_spin_on_owner() such that we'll return
> > false if there is no lock owner. The rationale is that if we just entered the
> > slowpath, yet there is no lock owner, then there is a possibility that a reader
> > has the lock. To be conservative, we'll avoid spinning in these situations.
> >
> > Dave Chinner found performance benefits with this patch in the xfs_repair
> > workload, where the total run time went from approximately 4 minutes 24 seconds,
> > down to approximately 1 minute 26 seconds with the patch.
> >
> > Tested-by: Dave Chinner <dchinner@redhat.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Jason Low <jason.low2@hp.com>
>
> Davidlohr, you'll be running this through your AIM and other benchmarks,
> I suppose?

I ran it through aim7, and as I suspected we take a performance hit with
'custom' ~-14% throughput for > 300 users (which is still overall quite
higher than rwsems without opt spinning, at around ~+45%), and we
actually improve a bit (~+15%) in 'disk' with >1000 users -- which
afaict resembles Dave's workload a bit. So all in all I'm quite happy
with this patch.

Acked-by: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr@hp.com>



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