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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 0/4] Eliminate zone->lock contention for will-it-scale/page_fault1 and parallel free

On 03/29/2018 09:42 PM, Aaron Lu wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 03:19:46PM -0400, Daniel Jordan wrote:
>> On 03/20/2018 04:54 AM, Aaron Lu wrote:
>>> This series is meant to improve zone->lock scalability for order 0 pages.
>>> With will-it-scale/page_fault1 workload, on a 2 sockets Intel Skylake
>>> server with 112 CPUs, CPU spend 80% of its time spinning on zone->lock.
>>> Perf profile shows the most time consuming part under zone->lock is the
>>> cache miss on "struct page", so here I'm trying to avoid those cache
>>> misses.
>> I ran page_fault1 comparing 4.16-rc5 to your recent work, these four patches
>> plus the three others from your github branch zone_lock_rfc_v2. Out of
>> curiosity I also threw in another 4.16-rc5 with the pcp batch size adjusted
>> so high (10922 pages) that we always stay in the pcp lists and out of buddy
>> completely. I used your patch[*] in this last kernel.
>> This was on a 2-socket, 20-core broadwell server.
>> There were some small regressions a bit outside the noise at low process
>> counts (2-5) but I'm not sure they're repeatable. Anyway, it does improve
>> the microbenchmark across the board.
> Thanks for the result.
> The limited improvement is expected since lock contention only shifts,
> not entirely gone. So what is interesting to see is how it performs with
> v4.16-rc5 + my_zone_lock_patchset + your_lru_lock_patchset

Yep, that's 'coming soon.'

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