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Subject[PATCH 0/2] locking/mutex: Enable optimistic spinning of lock waiter
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This patchset is a variant of PeterZ's "locking/mutex: Avoid spinner
vs waiter starvation" patch. The major difference is that the
waiter-spinner won't enter into the OSQ used by the spinners. Instead,
it will spin directly on the lock in parallel with the queue head
of the OSQ. So there will be a bit more cacheline contention on the
lock cacheline, but that shouldn't cause noticeable impact on system
performance.

This patchset tries to address 2 issues with Peter's patch:

1) Ding Tianhong still find that hanging task could happen in some cases.
2) Jason Low found that there was performance regression for some AIM7
workloads.

By making the waiter-spinner to spin directly on the mutex, it will
increase the chance for the waiter-spinner to get the lock instead
of waiting in the OSQ for its turn.

My own test on a 4-socket E7-4820 v3 system showed a regression of
about 4% in the high_systime workload with Peter's patch which this
new patch effectively eliminates.

Waiman Long (2):
locking/mutex: Add waiter parameter to mutex_optimistic_spin()
locking/mutex: Enable optimistic spinning of woken task in wait queue

kernel/locking/mutex.c | 68 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
1 files changed, 49 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)

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