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SubjectRe: [locking/rwsem] 4f23dbc1e6: reaim.jobs_per_min -37.0% regression
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On 6/24/19 1:45 AM, kernel test robot wrote:
> Greeting,
>
> FYI, we noticed a -37.0% regression of reaim.jobs_per_min due to commit:
>
>
> commit: 4f23dbc1e657951e5d94c60369bc1db065961fb3 ("locking/rwsem: Implement lock handoff to prevent lock starvation")
> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip.git locking/core
>
> in testcase: reaim
> on test machine: 48 threads Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2697 v2 @ 2.70GHz with 64G memory
> with following parameters:
>
> runtime: 300s
> nr_task: 7000t
> test: shared_memory
> cpufreq_governor: performance
> ucode: 0x42e
>
> test-description: REAIM is an updated and improved version of AIM 7 benchmark.
> test-url: https://sourceforge.net/projects/re-aim-7/

With 7000 users, there will be extreme contention on the rwsems. The
lock handoff patch is known to reduce throughput with such level of lock
contention. This is a tradeoff between throughput and fairness. I don't
think this is a problem unless some real world workloads also have
significant regression in performance. I will try to reproduce the
regression and see if we can do something to reduce the performance
regression.

Cheers,
Longman


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