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SubjectRe: [RFC v2 00/34] SLUB: reduce irq disabled scope and make it RT compatible
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On Mon, 2021-07-05 at 18:00 +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> On Fri, 2021-07-02 at 20:29 +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> >
> > > The remaining patches to upstream from the RT tree are small ones
> > > related to KConfig. The patch that restricts PREEMPT_RT to SLUB
> > > (not SLAB or SLOB) makes sense. The patch that disables
> > > CONFIG_SLUB_CPU_PARTIAL with PREEMPT_RT could perhaps be re-
> > > evaluated as the series also addresses some latency issues with
> > > percpu partial slabs.
> >
> > With that series the PARTIAL slab can be indeed enabled. I have
> > (had)
> > a half done series where I had PARTIAL enabled and noticed a slight
> > increase in latency so made it "default y on !RT". It wasn't
> > dramatic
> > but appeared to be outside of noise.
>
> I'm seeing warnings/explosions while exercising box IFF PARTIAL slab
> thingy is enabled. I aborted -PARTIAL after a little over 4 hours,
> whereas the longest survival of 4 +PARTIAL runs was 50 minutes, so
> I'm fairly confident that PARTIAL really really is the trigger.

Resurrecting local exclusion around unfreeze_partials() seems to have
put an end to that. Guess I can chop these trees down now.

---
mm/slub.c | 13 ++++++++-----
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

--- a/mm/slub.c
+++ b/mm/slub.c
@@ -2497,7 +2497,9 @@ static void put_cpu_partial(struct kmem_
* partial array is full. Move the existing
* set to the per node partial list.
*/
+ local_lock(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
unfreeze_partials(s);
+ local_unlock(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
oldpage = NULL;
pobjects = 0;
pages = 0;
@@ -2579,7 +2581,9 @@ static void flush_cpu_slab(struct work_s
if (c->page)
flush_slab(s, c, true);

+ local_lock(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
unfreeze_partials(s);
+ local_unlock(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
}

static bool has_cpu_slab(int cpu, struct kmem_cache *s)
@@ -3358,13 +3362,12 @@ static __always_inline void do_slab_free
* we need to take the local_lock. We shouldn't simply defer to
* __slab_free() as that wouldn't use the cpu freelist at all.
*/
- unsigned long flags;
void **freelist;

- local_lock_irqsave(&s->cpu_slab->lock, flags);
+ local_lock(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
c = this_cpu_ptr(s->cpu_slab);
if (unlikely(page != c->page)) {
- local_unlock_irqrestore(&s->cpu_slab->lock, flags);
+ local_unlock(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
goto redo;
}
tid = c->tid;
@@ -3374,7 +3377,7 @@ static __always_inline void do_slab_free
c->freelist = head;
c->tid = next_tid(tid);

- local_unlock_irqrestore(&s->cpu_slab->lock, flags);
+ local_unlock(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
#endif
stat(s, FREE_FASTPATH);
} else
@@ -3601,7 +3604,7 @@ int kmem_cache_alloc_bulk(struct kmem_ca
slab_want_init_on_alloc(flags, s));
return i;
error:
- local_unlock_irq(&s->cpu_slab->lock);
+ slub_put_cpu_ptr(s->cpu_slab);
slab_post_alloc_hook(s, objcg, flags, i, p, false);
__kmem_cache_free_bulk(s, i, p);
return 0;
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