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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] x86: enable RCU based table free when PARAVIRT
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On 17/08/17 11:20, Vitaly Kuznetsov wrote:
> On x86 software page-table walkers depend on the fact that remote TLB flush
> does an IPI: walk is performed lockless but with interrupts disabled and in
> case the pagetable is freed the freeing CPU will get blocked as remote TLB
> flush is required. On other architecture which don't require an IPI to do
> remote TLB flush we have an RCU-based mechanism (see
> include/asm-generic/tlb.h for more details).
>
> In virtualized environments we may want to override .flush_tlb_others hook
> in pv_mmu_ops and use a hypercall asking the hypervisor to do remote TLB
> flush for us. This breaks the assumption about IPI. Xen PV does this for
> years and the upcoming remote TLB flush for Hyper-V will do it too. This
> is not safe, software pagetable walkers may step on an already freed page.
>
> Solve the issue by enabling RCU-based table free mechanism when PARAVIRT
> is selected in config. Testing with kernbench doesn't show any notable
> performance impact:
>
> 6-CPU host:
>
> Average Half load -j 3 Run (std deviation):
> CURRENT HAVE_RCU_TABLE_FREE
> ======= ===================
> Elapsed Time 400.498 (0.179679) Elapsed Time 399.909 (0.162853)
> User Time 1098.72 (0.278536) User Time 1097.59 (0.283894)
> System Time 100.301 (0.201629) System Time 99.736 (0.196254)
> Percent CPU 299 (0) Percent CPU 299 (0)
> Context Switches 5774.1 (69.2121) Context Switches 5744.4 (79.4162)
> Sleeps 87621.2 (78.1093) Sleeps 87586.1 (99.7079)
>
> Average Optimal load -j 24 Run (std deviation):
> CURRENT HAVE_RCU_TABLE_FREE
> ======= ===================
> Elapsed Time 219.03 (0.652534) Elapsed Time 218.959 (0.598674)
> User Time 1119.51 (21.3284) User Time 1118.81 (21.7793)
> System Time 100.499 (0.389308) System Time 99.8335 (0.251423)
> Percent CPU 432.5 (136.974) Percent CPU 432.45 (136.922)
> Context Switches 81827.4 (78029.5) Context Switches 81818.5 (78051)
> Sleeps 97124.8 (9822.4) Sleeps 97207.9 (9955.04)
>
> 6-CPU host:

I guess this is wrong information ...

>
> Average Half load -j 8 Run (std deviation):
> CURRENT HAVE_RCU_TABLE_FREE
> ======= ===================
> Elapsed Time 213.538 (3.7891) Elapsed Time 212.5 (3.10939)
> User Time 1306.4 (1.83399) User Time 1307.65 (1.01364)
> System Time 194.59 (0.864378) System Time 195.478 (0.794588)
> Percent CPU 702.6 (13.5388) Percent CPU 707 (11.1131)
> Context Switches 21189.2 (1199.4) Context Switches 21288.2 (552.388)
> Sleeps 89390.2 (482.325) Sleeps 89677 (277.06)
>
> Average Optimal load -j 64 Run (std deviation):
> CURRENT HAVE_RCU_TABLE_FREE
> ======= ===================
> Elapsed Time 137.866 (0.787928) Elapsed Time 138.438 (0.218792)
> User Time 1488.92 (192.399) User Time 1489.92 (192.135)
> System Time 234.981 (42.5806) System Time 236.09 (42.8138)
> Percent CPU 1057.1 (373.826) Percent CPU 1057.1 (369.114)

... as I suspect more than 100% usage per cpu are rather unlikely. :-)

> Context Switches 187514 (175324) Context Switches 187358 (175060)
> Sleeps 112633 (24535.5) Sleeps 111743 (23297.6)
>
> Suggested-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Signed-off-by: Vitaly Kuznetsov <vkuznets@redhat.com>

Acked-by: Juergen Gross <jgross@suse.com>


Thanks,

Juergen

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