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SubjectRe: [LKP] [lkp] [xfs] 68a9f5e700: aim7.jobs-per-min -13.6% regression
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Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 5:11 PM, Huang, Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> wrote:
>>
>> Here is the comparison result with perf-profile data.
>
> Heh. The diff is actually harder to read than just showing A/B
> state.The fact that the call chain shows up as part of the symbol
> makes it even more so.
>
> For example:
>
>> 0.00 ± -1% +Inf% 1.68 ± 1% perf-profile.cycles-pp.__add_to_page_cache_locked.add_to_page_cache_lru.pagecache_get_page.grab_cache_page_write_begin.iomap_write_begin
>> 1.80 ± 1% -100.0% 0.00 ± -1% perf-profile.cycles-pp.__add_to_page_cache_locked.add_to_page_cache_lru.pagecache_get_page.grab_cache_page_write_begin.xfs_vm_write_begin
>
> Ok, so it went from 1.8% to 1.68%, and isn't actually that big of a
> change, but it shows up as a big change because the caller changed
> from xfs_vm_write_begin to iomap_write_begin.
>
> There's a few other cases of that too.
>
> So I think it would actually be easier to just see "what 20 functions
> were the hottest" (or maybe 50) before and after separately (just
> sorted by cycles), without the diff part. Because the diff is really
> hard to read.

Here it is,

Before:

"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.intel_idle": 16.88,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.copy_user_enhanced_fast_string": 3.94,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.memset_erms": 3.26,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__block_commit_write.isra.24": 2.47,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.___might_sleep": 2.33,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__mark_inode_dirty": 1.88,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.unlock_page": 1.69,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.up_write": 1.61,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__block_write_begin_int": 1.56,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.down_write": 1.55,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.mark_buffer_dirty": 1.53,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath": 1.47,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.generic_write_end": 1.36,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.generic_perform_write": 1.33,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__radix_tree_lookup": 1.32,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__might_sleep": 1.26,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp._raw_spin_lock": 1.17,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.vfs_write": 1.14,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__xfs_get_blocks": 1.07,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_file_write_iter": 1.03,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.pagecache_get_page": 1.03,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.native_queued_spin_lock_slowpath": 0.98,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.get_page_from_freelist": 0.94,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.rwsem_spin_on_owner": 0.94,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__vfs_write": 0.87,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.iov_iter_copy_from_user_atomic": 0.87,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_file_buffered_aio_write": 0.84,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.find_get_entry": 0.79,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp._raw_spin_lock_irqsave": 0.78,


After:

"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.intel_idle": 16.82,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.copy_user_enhanced_fast_string": 3.27,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.memset_erms": 2.6,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_bmapi_read": 2.24,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.___might_sleep": 2.04,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.mark_page_accessed": 1.93,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__block_write_begin_int": 1.78,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.up_write": 1.72,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_iext_bno_to_ext": 1.7,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__block_commit_write.isra.24": 1.65,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.down_write": 1.51,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__mark_inode_dirty": 1.51,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.unlock_page": 1.43,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_bmap_search_multi_extents": 1.25,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_bmap_search_extents": 1.23,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.mark_buffer_dirty": 1.21,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_iomap_write_delay": 1.19,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_iomap_eof_want_preallocate.constprop.8": 1.15,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.iomap_write_actor": 1.14,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__might_sleep": 1.12,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.__radix_tree_lookup": 1.08,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath": 1.07,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.pagecache_get_page": 0.95,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp._raw_spin_lock": 0.95,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_bmapi_delay": 0.93,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.vfs_write": 0.92,
"perf-profile.func.cycles-pp.xfs_file_write_iter": 0.86,

Best Regards,
Huang, Ying

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