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From: Brian Vazquez <brianvv@google.com>
To: Yonghong Song <yhs@fb.com>
Cc: Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	Brian Vazquez <brianvv.kernel@gmail.com>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	open list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux NetDev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>, bpf <bpf@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf] bpf: Do not grab the bucket spinlock by default on htab batch ops
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 09:17:23 -0800
Message-ID: <CAMzD94TkwcJrybpmscCdF3OyQ=hcrGOs7QQONSrSMFzXK6otNA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <c8a8d5ca-9b97-68dc-4483-926fd6bddc95@fb.com>

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 8:34 AM Yonghong Song <yhs@fb.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 2/18/20 7:56 AM, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> > On 2/18/20 4:43 PM, Yonghong Song wrote:
> >> On 2/14/20 2:43 PM, Brian Vazquez wrote:
> >>> Grabbing the spinlock for every bucket even if it's empty, was causing
> >>> significant perfomance cost when traversing htab maps that have only a
> >>> few entries. This patch addresses the issue by checking first the
> >>> bucket_cnt, if the bucket has some entries then we go and grab the
> >>> spinlock and proceed with the batching.
> >>>
> >>> Tested with a htab of size 50K and different value of populated entries.
> >>>
> >>> Before:
> >>>    Benchmark             Time(ns)        CPU(ns)
> >>>    ---------------------------------------------
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/1       2759655        2752033
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/10      2933722        2930825
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/200     3171680        3170265
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/500     3639607        3635511
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/1000    4369008        4364981
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/5k     11171919       11134028
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/20k    69150080       69033496
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/39k   190501036      190226162
> >>>
> >>> After:
> >>>    Benchmark             Time(ns)        CPU(ns)
> >>>    ---------------------------------------------
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/1        202707         200109
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/10       213441         210569
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/200      478641         472350
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/500      980061         967102
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/1000    1863835        1839575
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/5k      8961836        8902540
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/20k    69761497       69322756
> >>>    BM_DumpHashMap/39k   187437830      186551111
> >>>
> >>> Fixes: 057996380a42 ("bpf: Add batch ops to all htab bpf map")
> >>> Cc: Yonghong Song <yhs@fb.com>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Brian Vazquez <brianvv@google.com>
> >>
> >> Acked-by: Yonghong Song <yhs@fb.com>
> >
> > I must probably be missing something, but how is this safe? Presume we
> > traverse in the walk with bucket_cnt = 0. Meanwhile a different CPU added
> > entries to this bucket since not locked. Same reader on the other CPU with
> > bucket_cnt = 0 then starts to traverse the second
> > hlist_nulls_for_each_entry_safe() unlocked e.g. deleting entries?
>
> Thanks for pointing this out. Yes, you are correct. If bucket_cnt is 0
> and buck->lock is not held, we should skip the
>     hlist_nulls_for_each_entry_safe(l, n, head, hash_node) {
>        ...
>     }
> as another cpu may traverse the bucket in parallel by adding/deleting
> the elements.

Makes sense. Let me fix it in the next version, thanks for reviewing it!

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-14 22:43 Brian Vazquez
2020-02-18 15:43 ` Yonghong Song
2020-02-18 15:56   ` Daniel Borkmann
2020-02-18 16:34     ` Yonghong Song
2020-02-18 17:17       ` Brian Vazquez [this message]

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