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From: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
To: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, linux-xtensa@linux-xtensa.org,
	Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>,
	linux-ia64@vger.kernel.org, Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	linux-sh@vger.kernel.org, linux-hexagon@vger.kernel.org,
	x86@kernel.org, Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	linux-alpha@vger.kernel.org, sparclinux@vger.kernel.org,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH-tip 15/22] locking/rwsem: Merge owner into count on x86-64
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2019 09:19:44 -0500
Message-ID: <71f2a774-4ae7-2f8f-cb99-3c722a23323f@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d157be4f-fbbe-4541-439b-7f6ab3b1dbdc@redhat.com>

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On 02/07/2019 03:54 PM, Waiman Long wrote:
> On 02/07/2019 03:08 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 02:07:19PM -0500, Waiman Long wrote:
>>> On 32-bit architectures, there aren't enough bits to hold both.
>>> 64-bit architectures, however, can have enough bits to do that. For
>>> x86-64, the physical address can use up to 52 bits. That is 4PB of
>>> memory. That leaves 12 bits available for other use. The task structure
>>> pointer is also aligned to the L1 cache size. That means another 6 bits
>>> (64 bytes cacheline) will be available. Reserving 2 bits for status
>>> flags, we will have 16 bits for the reader count.  That can supports
>>> up to (64k-1) readers.
>> 64k readers sounds like a number that is fairly 'easy' to reach, esp. on
>> 64bit. These are preemptible locks after all, all we need to do is get
>> 64k tasks nested on enough CPUs.
>>
>> I'm sure there's some willing Java proglet around that spawns more than
>> 64k threads just because it can. Run it on a big enough machine (ISTR
>> there's a number of >1k CPU systems out there) and voila.
> Yes, that can be a problem.
>
> One possible solution is to check if the count goes negative. If so,
> fail the read lock and make the readers wait in the wait queue until the
> count is in positive territory. That effectively reduces the reader
> count to 15 bits, but it will avoid the overflow situation. I will try
> to add that support into the next version.
>
> Cheers,
> Longman

Something like the attached patch.

Cheers,
Longman

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Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-07 19:07 [PATCH-tip 00/22] locking/rwsem: Rework rwsem-xadd & enable new rwsem features Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 01/22] locking/qspinlock_stat: Introduce a generic lockevent counting APIs Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 02/22] locking/lock_events: Make lock_events available for all archs & other locks Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 03/22] locking/rwsem: Relocate rwsem_down_read_failed() Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 04/22] locking/rwsem: Remove arch specific rwsem files Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:36   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-07 19:43     ` Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:48     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 05/22] locking/rwsem: Move owner setting code from rwsem.c to rwsem.h Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 06/22] locking/rwsem: Rename kernel/locking/rwsem.h Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 07/22] locking/rwsem: Move rwsem internal function declarations to rwsem-xadd.h Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 08/22] locking/rwsem: Add debug check for __down_read*() Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 09/22] locking/rwsem: Enhance DEBUG_RWSEMS_WARN_ON() macro Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 10/22] locking/rwsem: Enable lock event counting Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 11/22] locking/rwsem: Implement a new locking scheme Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 12/22] locking/rwsem: Implement lock handoff to prevent lock starvation Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 13/22] locking/rwsem: Remove rwsem_wake() wakeup optimization Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 14/22] locking/rwsem: Add more rwsem owner access helpers Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 15/22] locking/rwsem: Merge owner into count on x86-64 Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:45   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-07 19:55     ` Waiman Long
2019-02-07 20:08   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-02-07 20:54     ` Waiman Long
2019-02-08 14:19       ` Waiman Long [this message]
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 16/22] locking/rwsem: Remove redundant computation of writer lock word Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 17/22] locking/rwsem: Recheck owner if it is not on cpu Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 18/22] locking/rwsem: Make rwsem_spin_on_owner() return a tri-state value Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 19/22] locking/rwsem: Enable readers spinning on writer Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 20/22] locking/rwsem: Enable count-based spinning on reader Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 21/22] locking/rwsem: Wake up all readers in wait queue Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:07 ` [PATCH-tip 22/22] locking/rwsem: Ensure an RT task will not spin on reader Waiman Long
2019-02-07 19:51 ` [PATCH-tip 00/22] locking/rwsem: Rework rwsem-xadd & enable new rwsem features Davidlohr Bueso
2019-02-07 20:00   ` Waiman Long
2019-02-11  7:38     ` Ingo Molnar
2019-02-08 19:50 ` Linus Torvalds
2019-02-08 20:31   ` Waiman Long
2019-02-09  0:03     ` Linus Torvalds
2019-02-14 13:23     ` Davidlohr Bueso
2019-02-14 15:22       ` Waiman Long
2019-02-13  9:19 ` Chen Rong
2019-02-13 19:56   ` Linus Torvalds
2019-04-10  8:15     ` huang ying
2019-04-10 16:08       ` Waiman Long
2019-04-12  0:49         ` huang ying

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