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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-xtensa@linux-xtensa.org,
	Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH-tip 00/22] locking/rwsem: Rework rwsem-xadd & enable new rwsem features
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2019 16:03:43 -0800
Message-ID: <CAHk-=whzAGRJQE43NHaC8sCECLr-QnpHYst+TJq-qhfp9eK-Qw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d7476dfb-1653-747b-b865-5597ba5fc1c1@redhat.com>

On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 12:31 PM Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> >  (b) what's the new fastpath case
>
> The only change in the fastpath is the use of cmpxchg for writer lock.

.. since a big deal here was about using the generic atomic accessor
functions, I really was looking forward to seeing the *actual* fast
path code generation.

In other words, right now I have very little visibility in how it
actually affects the code. Looking at the patches themselves doesn't
make it obvious. I was hoping for the overview to really explain the
whole "before and after" situation, and it didn't. Not at the high
level, and not at a low level. And no performance numbers in the
overview either.

And yes, I see the numbers in the patches, but what I really hoped for
was some real load numbers. In particular, I would have loved to see
numbers from th ekernel test robot "will-it-scale.per_thread_ops"
case, which is the one that had a 65% regression due to the lack of
reader spinning.

So I was kind of hoping to hear whether that regression is basically
entirely gone with this patch series, or if we still have a regression
due to the extra downgrade, or what?

                 Linus

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Thread overview: 44+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-07 19:07 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
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 [this message]
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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