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From: Jan Glauber <jglauber@cavium.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Jan Glauber <jglauber@marvell.com>,
	Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	Jayachandran Chandrasekharan Nair <jnair@marvell.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: [PATCH] lockref: Limit number of cmpxchg loop retries
Date: Wed,  5 Jun 2019 15:48:49 +0200
Message-ID: <20190605134849.28108-1-jglauber@marvell.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wjPqcPYkiWKFc=R3+18DXqEhV+Nfbo=JWa32Xp8Nze67g@mail.gmail.com>

The lockref cmpxchg loop is unbound as long as the spinlock is not
taken. Depending on the hardware implementation of compare-and-swap
a high number of loop retries might happen.

Add an upper bound to the loop to force the fallback to spinlocks
after some time. A retry value of 100 should not impact any hardware
that does not have this issue.

With the retry limit the performance of an open-close testcase
improved between 60-70% on ThunderX2.

Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Jan Glauber <jglauber@marvell.com>
---
 lib/lockref.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/lockref.c b/lib/lockref.c
index 3d468b53d4c9..5b34bbd3eba8 100644
--- a/lib/lockref.c
+++ b/lib/lockref.c
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@
  * failure case.
  */
 #define CMPXCHG_LOOP(CODE, SUCCESS) do {					\
+	int retry = 100;							\
 	struct lockref old;							\
 	BUILD_BUG_ON(sizeof(old) != 8);						\
 	old.lock_count = READ_ONCE(lockref->lock_count);			\
@@ -21,6 +22,8 @@
 		if (likely(old.lock_count == prev.lock_count)) {		\
 			SUCCESS;						\
 		}								\
+		if (!--retry)							\
+			break;							\
 		cpu_relax();							\
 	}									\
 } while (0)
-- 
2.21.0


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Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-04-29 14:52 [RFC] Disable lockref on arm64 Jan Glauber
2019-05-01 16:01 ` Will Deacon
2019-05-02  8:38   ` Jan Glauber
2019-05-01 16:41 ` Linus Torvalds
2019-05-02  8:27   ` Jan Glauber
2019-05-02 16:12     ` Linus Torvalds
2019-05-02 23:19       ` Jayachandran Chandrasekharan Nair
2019-05-03 19:40         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-05-06  6:13           ` [EXT] " Jayachandran Chandrasekharan Nair
2019-05-06 17:13             ` Linus Torvalds
2019-05-06 18:10             ` Will Deacon
2019-05-18  4:24               ` Jayachandran Chandrasekharan Nair
2019-05-18 10:00                 ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-05-22 16:04                   ` Will Deacon
2019-06-12  4:10                     ` Jayachandran Chandrasekharan Nair
2019-06-12  9:31                       ` Will Deacon
2019-06-14  7:09                         ` Jayachandran Chandrasekharan Nair
2019-06-14  9:58                           ` Will Deacon
2019-06-14 10:24                             ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-06-14 10:38                               ` Will Deacon
2019-06-15  4:21                                 ` Kees Cook
2019-06-15  8:47                                   ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-06-15 13:59                                     ` Kees Cook
2019-06-15 14:18                                       ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-06-16 21:31                                         ` Kees Cook
2019-06-17 11:33                                           ` Ard Biesheuvel
2019-06-17 17:26                                             ` Will Deacon
2019-06-17 20:07                                               ` Jayachandran Chandrasekharan Nair
2019-06-18  5:41                                               ` Kees Cook
2019-06-13  9:53                       ` Hanjun Guo
2019-06-05 13:48   ` Jan Glauber [this message]
2019-06-05 20:16     ` [PATCH] lockref: Limit number of cmpxchg loop retries Linus Torvalds
2019-06-06  8:03       ` Jan Glauber
2019-06-06  9:41         ` Will Deacon
2019-06-06 10:28           ` Jan Glauber
2019-06-07  7:27             ` Jan Glauber
2019-06-07 20:14               ` Linus Torvalds

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