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From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
To: Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>
Cc: Roman Gushchin <guro@fb.com>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>,
	"linux-mm@kvack.org" <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org" <linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org>,
	"akpm@linux-foundation.org" <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"vdavydov.dev@gmail.com" <vdavydov.dev@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] Revert "mm: don't reclaim inodes with many attached pages"
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 11:27:50 +0100
Message-ID: <20190207102750.GA4570@quack2.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190131221904.GL4205@dastard>

On Fri 01-02-19 09:19:04, Dave Chinner wrote:
> Maybe for memcgs, but that's exactly the oppose of what we want to
> do for global caches (e.g. filesystem metadata caches). We need to
> make sure that a single, heavily pressured cache doesn't evict small
> caches that lower pressure but are equally important for
> performance.
> 
> e.g. I've noticed recently a significant increase in RMW cycles in
> XFS inode cache writeback during various benchmarks. It hasn't
> affected performance because the machine has IO and CPU to burn, but
> on slower machines and storage, it will have a major impact.

Just as a data point, our performance testing infrastructure has bisected
down to the commits discussed in this thread as the cause of about 40%
regression in XFS file delete performance in bonnie++ benchmark.

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR

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Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-01-30  4:17 [PATCH 0/2] [REGRESSION v4.19-20] mm: shrinkers are now way too aggressive Dave Chinner
2019-01-30  4:17 ` [PATCH 1/2] Revert "mm: don't reclaim inodes with many attached pages" Dave Chinner
2019-01-30 12:21   ` Chris Mason
2019-01-31  1:34     ` Dave Chinner
2019-01-31  9:10       ` Michal Hocko
2019-01-31 18:57         ` Roman Gushchin
2019-01-31 22:19           ` Dave Chinner
2019-02-04 21:47             ` Dave Chinner
2019-02-07 10:27             ` Jan Kara [this message]
2019-02-08  5:37               ` Andrew Morton
2019-02-08  9:55                 ` Jan Kara
2019-02-08 12:50                   ` Jan Kara
2019-02-08 22:49                     ` Andrew Morton
2019-02-09  3:42                       ` Roman Gushchin
2019-02-08 21:25                 ` Dave Chinner
2019-02-11 15:34               ` Wolfgang Walter
2019-01-31 15:48       ` Chris Mason
2019-02-01 23:39         ` Dave Chinner
2019-01-30  4:17 ` [PATCH 2/2] Revert "mm: slowly shrink slabs with a relatively small number of objects" Dave Chinner
2019-01-30  5:48 ` [PATCH 0/2] [REGRESSION v4.19-20] mm: shrinkers are now way too aggressive Roman Gushchin

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