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From: Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>, Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@google.com>,
	andi.kleen@intel.com, tim.c.chen@intel.com,
	dave.hansen@intel.com, ying.huang@intel.com, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Feng Tang <feng.tang@intel.com>
Subject: [PATCH v5 0/3] make vm_committed_as_batch aware of vm overcommit policy
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 15:36:37 +0800
Message-ID: <1592725000-73486-1-git-send-email-feng.tang@intel.com> (raw)

When checking a performance change for will-it-scale scalability
mmap test [1], we found very high lock contention for spinlock of
percpu counter 'vm_committed_as':

    94.14%     0.35%  [kernel.kallsyms]         [k] _raw_spin_lock_irqsave
    48.21% _raw_spin_lock_irqsave;percpu_counter_add_batch;__vm_enough_memory;mmap_region;do_mmap;
    45.91% _raw_spin_lock_irqsave;percpu_counter_add_batch;__do_munmap;

Actually this heavy lock contention is not always necessary. The
'vm_committed_as' needs to be very precise when the strict
OVERCOMMIT_NEVER policy is set, which requires a rather small batch
number for the percpu counter.

So keep 'batch' number unchanged for strict OVERCOMMIT_NEVER policy,
and enlarge it for not-so-strict  OVERCOMMIT_ALWAYS and OVERCOMMIT_GUESS
policies.

Benchmark with the same testcase in [1] shows 53% improvement on a
8C/16T desktop, and 2097%(20X) on a 4S/72C/144T server. And for that
case, whether it shows improvements depends on if the test mmap size
is bigger than the batch number computed.

We tested 10+ platforms in 0day (server, desktop and laptop). If we
lift it to 64X, 80%+ platforms show improvements, and for 16X lift,
1/3 of the platforms will show improvements.

And generally it should help the mmap/unmap usage,as Michal Hocko
mentioned:

: I believe that there are non-synthetic worklaods which would benefit
: from a larger batch. E.g. large in memory databases which do large
: mmaps during startups from multiple threads.

Note: There are some style complain from checkpatch for patch 3,
as sysctl handler declaration follows the similar format of sibling
functions

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200305062138.GI5972@shao2-debian/

patch1: a cleanup for /proc/meminfo
patch2: a preparation patch which also improve the accuracy of
        vm_memory_committed
patch3: main change

This is against today's linux-mm git tree on github.

Please help to review, thanks!

- Feng

----------------------------------------------------------------
Changelog:

  v5:
    * rebase after 5.8-rc1
    * remove the 3/4 patch in v4  which is merged in v5.7
    * add code comments for vm_memory_committed() 

  v4:
    * Remove the VM_WARN_ONCE check for vm_committed_as underflow,
      thanks to Qian Cai for finding and testing the warning

  v3:
    * refine commit log and cleanup code, according to comments
      from Michal Hocko and Matthew Wilcox
    * change the lift from 16X and 64X after test 
  
  v2:
    * add the sysctl handler to cover runtime overcommit policy
      change, as suggested by Andres Morton 
    * address the accuracy concern of vm_memory_committed()
      from Andi Kleen 

Feng Tang (3):
  proc/meminfo: avoid open coded reading of vm_committed_as
  mm/util.c: make vm_memory_committed() more accurate
  mm: adjust vm_committed_as_batch according to vm overcommit policy

 fs/proc/meminfo.c    |  2 +-
 include/linux/mm.h   |  2 ++
 include/linux/mman.h |  4 ++++
 kernel/sysctl.c      |  2 +-
 mm/mm_init.c         | 18 ++++++++++++++----
 mm/util.c            | 19 ++++++++++++++++++-
 6 files changed, 40 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

-- 
2.7.4


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Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-21  7:36 Feng Tang [this message]
2020-06-21  7:36 ` [PATCH v5 1/3] proc/meminfo: avoid open coded reading of vm_committed_as Feng Tang
2020-06-21  7:36 ` [PATCH v5 2/3] mm/util.c: make vm_memory_committed() more accurate Feng Tang
2020-06-21  7:36 ` [PATCH v5 3/3] mm: adjust vm_committed_as_batch according to vm overcommit policy Feng Tang
2020-06-22 13:25   ` [mm] 4e2c82a409: will-it-scale.per_process_ops 1894.6% improvement kernel test robot
     [not found]   ` <20200702063201.GG3874@shao2-debian>
2020-07-02  7:12     ` [mm] 4e2c82a409: ltp.overcommit_memory01.fail Feng Tang
2020-07-05  3:20       ` Qian Cai
2020-07-05  4:44       ` Feng Tang
2020-07-05 12:15         ` Qian Cai
2020-07-05 12:58           ` Feng Tang
2020-07-05 15:52             ` Qian Cai
2020-07-06  1:43               ` Feng Tang
2020-07-06  2:36                 ` Qian Cai
2020-07-06 13:24                   ` Feng Tang
2020-07-06 13:34                     ` Andi Kleen
2020-07-06 23:42                       ` Andrew Morton
2020-07-07  2:38                       ` Feng Tang
2020-07-07  4:00                         ` Huang, Ying
2020-07-07  5:41                           ` Feng Tang
2020-07-09  4:55                             ` Feng Tang
2020-07-09 13:40                               ` Qian Cai
2020-07-09 14:15                                 ` Feng Tang
2020-07-10  1:38                                   ` Feng Tang
2020-07-10  3:26                                     ` Qian Cai
2020-07-07  1:06                     ` Dennis Zhou
2020-07-07  3:24                       ` Feng Tang
2020-07-07 10:28               ` Michal Hocko
2020-06-24  9:45 ` [PATCH v5 0/3] make vm_committed_as_batch aware of vm overcommit policy Michal Hocko

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