Re: Clear performance regression on reaim7 in 2.6.15-git6
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Sat Apr 15 2006 - 18:47:47 EST
"Martin J. Bligh" <mbligh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > "Martin J. Bligh" <mbligh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>drilling down into the results directories can get you the command line,
> >> looks like "reaim -f workfile.short -s 1 -e 10 -i 2" to me. Buggered if
> >> I can recall what that did though.
> >> (http://test.kernel.org/abat/20229/004.reaim.test/results/cmdline)
> >> I *think* it's only ia32 NUMA boxes, at least as far as I can see from
> >> a quick poke around. Which would make me guess at scheduler code. Gitweb
> >> would be nice to use, but it doesn't tag the -git snapshots, AFAICS,
> >> which is a real shame. Nor does the git snapshot include the git tag,
> >> as far as I know. Grrrr. I guess I'll download the snapshots and diff
> >> them, and try to pull out the sched changes by hand. Much suckage.
> > The diffstat for 2.6.15-git5 -> 2.6.15-git6 is at
> > http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/2 - only a single line
> > changed in sched.c:
> > diff -uNr 2.6.15-git5/kernel/sched.c 2.6.15-git6/kernel/sched.c
> > --- 2.6.15-git5/kernel/sched.c 2006-04-15 14:10:43.000000000 -0700
> > +++ 2.6.15-git6/kernel/sched.c 2006-04-15 14:10:52.000000000 -0700
> > @@ -4386,6 +4386,7 @@
> > } while_each_thread(g, p);
> > read_unlock(&tasklist_lock);
> > + mutex_debug_show_all_locks();
> > }
> Hmm. whilst it's probably not that call, it does look like mutex
> debugging. Look at the profiles from reaim between -git5 and -git6:
> 1262 kfree 3.5056
> 820 mutex_lock_interruptible 164.0000
> 752 __mutex_lock_slowpath 0.8754
> 43 schedule 0.0284
> 35 _spin_lock 2.3333
> 25 debug_mutex_set_owner 0.1613
> 23 debug_mutex_add_waiter 0.1586
> /me hugs his huge stacks of data.
> config DEBUG_MUTEXES
> bool "Mutex debugging, deadlock detection"
> default y
> depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
> This allows mutex semantics violations and mutex related deadlocks
> (lockups) to be detected and reported automatically.
> Hmmm. Who the hell thought defaulting that to 'y' was a good plan????
> It's still broken in 17-rc1 ... will send you a patch in a sec.
I already have kconfigdebug-set-debug_mutex-to-off-by-default.patch queued up.
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