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From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
To: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>
Cc: Daniel Wagner <dwagner@suse.de>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-rt-users@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: vmalloc: Use the vmap_area_lock to protect ne_fit_preload_node
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 19:36:44 +0200
Message-ID: <20191007173644.hiiukrl2xryziro3@linutronix.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191007165611.GA26964@pc636>

On 2019-10-07 18:56:11 [+0200], Uladzislau Rezki wrote:
> Actually there is a high lock contention on vmap_area_lock, because it
> is still global. You can have a look at last slide:
> 
> https://linuxplumbersconf.org/event/4/contributions/547/attachments/287/479/Reworking_of_KVA_allocator_in_Linux_kernel.pdf
> 
> so this change will make it a bit higher. From the other hand i agree
> that for rt it should be fixed, probably it could be done like:
> 
> ifdef PREEMPT_RT
>     migrate_disable()
> #else
>     preempt_disable()
> ...
> 
> but i am not sure it is good either.

What is to be expected on average? Is the lock acquired and then
released again because the slot is empty and memory needs to be
allocated or can it be assumed that this hardly happens? 

Sebastian

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Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-03  9:09 Daniel Wagner
2019-10-03 11:55 ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-04 15:37 ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-04 16:20   ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-04 16:30     ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-04 17:04       ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-04 17:45         ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-07  8:30       ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-07 10:56         ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2019-10-07 16:23           ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-07 16:34             ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-07 16:56               ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-07 17:22                 ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-07 17:36                 ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior [this message]
2019-10-07 21:44                   ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-08 16:04                     ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-09  6:05                       ` Daniel Wagner
2019-10-09  9:47                         ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-10-07  8:27   ` Daniel Wagner

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