RE: 2.6.27-rc5 OLTP performance regression

From: Ma, Chinang
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 20:07:59 EST

When set to 10 ms the regression is about 0.4%. We get most of the 2%.

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From: Ingo Molnar [mailto:mingo@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:35 AM
To: Ma, Chinang
Cc: Peter Zijlstra; Srivatsa Vaddagiri; Mike Galbraith; Gregory Haskins; Steven Rostedt; Nick Piggin; Siddha, Suresh B; Wilcox, Matthew R; Tripathi, Sharad C; Chilukuri, Harita; linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 2.6.27-rc5 OLTP performance regression

* Ma, Chinang <> wrote:

> I increased the /proc/sys/kernel/sched_shares_ratelimit from 1
> millisecond to one second to reduce the frequency of shares update.
> That was okay for OLTP workload. As Peter mentioned, a larger value
> will reduce the accuracy of SMP fairness for group scheduler and the
> ratelimit and using a larger default value may not be good for general
> case.

does 10 msecs already get you most of the 2%? 1000 millisecond sounds
very (and probably unacceptable) coarse.

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