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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] hugetlbfs: Limit wait time when trying to share huge PMD
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On 9/11/19 5:01 PM, Qian Cai wrote:
>
>> On Sep 11, 2019, at 11:05 AM, Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com> wrote:
>>
>> When allocating a large amount of static hugepages (~500-1500GB) on a
>> system with large number of CPUs (4, 8 or even 16 sockets), performance
>> degradation (random multi-second delays) was observed when thousands
>> of processes are trying to fault in the data into the huge pages. The
>> likelihood of the delay increases with the number of sockets and hence
>> the CPUs a system has. This only happens in the initial setup phase
>> and will be gone after all the necessary data are faulted in.
>>
>> These random delays, however, are deemed unacceptable. The cause of
>> that delay is the long wait time in acquiring the mmap_sem when trying
>> to share the huge PMDs.
>>
>> To remove the unacceptable delays, we have to limit the amount of wait
>> time on the mmap_sem. So the new down_write_timedlock() function is
>> used to acquire the write lock on the mmap_sem with a timeout value of
>> 10ms which should not cause a perceivable delay. If timeout happens,
>> the task will abandon its effort to share the PMD and allocate its own
>> copy instead.
>>
>> When too many timeouts happens (threshold currently set at 256), the
>> system may be too large for PMD sharing to be useful without undue delay.
>> So the sharing will be disabled in this case.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> include/linux/fs.h | 7 +++++++
>> mm/hugetlb.c | 24 +++++++++++++++++++++---
>> 2 files changed, 28 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/fs.h b/include/linux/fs.h
>> index 997a530ff4e9..e9d3ad465a6b 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/fs.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/fs.h
>> @@ -40,6 +40,7 @@
>> #include <linux/fs_types.h>
>> #include <linux/build_bug.h>
>> #include <linux/stddef.h>
>> +#include <linux/ktime.h>
>>
>> #include <asm/byteorder.h>
>> #include <uapi/linux/fs.h>
>> @@ -519,6 +520,12 @@ static inline void i_mmap_lock_write(struct address_space *mapping)
>> down_write(&mapping->i_mmap_rwsem);
>> }
>>
>> +static inline bool i_mmap_timedlock_write(struct address_space *mapping,
>> + ktime_t timeout)
>> +{
>> + return down_write_timedlock(&mapping->i_mmap_rwsem, timeout);
>> +}
>> +
>> static inline void i_mmap_unlock_write(struct address_space *mapping)
>> {
>> up_write(&mapping->i_mmap_rwsem);
>> diff --git a/mm/hugetlb.c b/mm/hugetlb.c
>> index 6d7296dd11b8..445af661ae29 100644
>> --- a/mm/hugetlb.c
>> +++ b/mm/hugetlb.c
>> @@ -4750,6 +4750,8 @@ void adjust_range_if_pmd_sharing_possible(struct vm_area_struct *vma,
>> }
>> }
>>
>> +#define PMD_SHARE_DISABLE_THRESHOLD (1 << 8)
>> +
>> /*
>> * Search for a shareable pmd page for hugetlb. In any case calls pmd_alloc()
>> * and returns the corresponding pte. While this is not necessary for the
>> @@ -4770,11 +4772,24 @@ pte_t *huge_pmd_share(struct mm_struct *mm, unsigned long addr, pud_t *pud)
>> pte_t *spte = NULL;
>> pte_t *pte;
>> spinlock_t *ptl;
>> + static atomic_t timeout_cnt;
>>
>> - if (!vma_shareable(vma, addr))
>> - return (pte_t *)pmd_alloc(mm, pud, addr);
>> + /*
>> + * Don't share if it is not sharable or locking attempt timed out
>> + * after 10ms. After 256 timeouts, PMD sharing will be permanently
>> + * disabled as it is just too slow.
> It looks like this kind of policy interacts with kernel debug options like KASAN (which is going to slow the system down
> anyway) could introduce tricky issues due to different timings on a debug kernel.

With respect to lockdep, down_write_timedlock() works like a trylock. So
a lot of checking will be skipped. Also the lockdep code won't be run
until the lock is acquired. So its execution time has no effect on the
timeout.

Cheers,
Longman

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