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From: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@shutemov.name>
To: Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>
Cc: "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com>,
	"Huang, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com>,
	Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>,
	Vinayak Menon <vinmenon@codeaurora.org>,
	Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	lkp@01.org
Subject: Re: [LKP] [lkp] [mm] 5c0a85fad9: unixbench.score -6.3% regression
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:34:17 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20160614143417.GC3571@node.shutemov.name> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20160614085728.GA2430@bbox>

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 05:57:28PM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 11:58:11AM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 04:41:37PM +0800, Huang, Ying wrote:
> > > "Huang, Ying" <ying.huang@intel.com> writes:
> > > 
> > > > "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com> writes:
> > > >
> > > >> On Mon, Jun 06, 2016 at 10:27:24AM +0800, kernel test robot wrote:
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> FYI, we noticed a -6.3% regression of unixbench.score due to commit:
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> commit 5c0a85fad949212b3e059692deecdeed74ae7ec7 ("mm: make faultaround produce old ptes")
> > > >>> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git master
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> in testcase: unixbench
> > > >>> on test machine: lituya: 16 threads Haswell High-end Desktop (i7-5960X 3.0G) with 16G memory
> > > >>> with following parameters: cpufreq_governor=performance/nr_task=1/test=shell8
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> Details are as below:
> > > >>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> =========================================================================================
> > > >>> compiler/cpufreq_governor/kconfig/nr_task/rootfs/tbox_group/test/testcase:
> > > >>>   gcc-4.9/performance/x86_64-rhel/1/debian-x86_64-2015-02-07.cgz/lituya/shell8/unixbench
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> commit: 
> > > >>>   4b50bcc7eda4d3cc9e3f2a0aa60e590fedf728c5
> > > >>>   5c0a85fad949212b3e059692deecdeed74ae7ec7
> > > >>> 
> > > >>> 4b50bcc7eda4d3cc 5c0a85fad949212b3e059692de 
> > > >>> ---------------- -------------------------- 
> > > >>>        fail:runs  %reproduction    fail:runs
> > > >>>            |             |             |    
> > > >>>           3:4          -75%            :4     kmsg.DHCP/BOOTP:Reply_not_for_us,op[#]xid[#]
> > > >>>          %stddev     %change         %stddev
> > > >>>              \          |                \  
> > > >>>      14321 .  0%      -6.3%      13425 .  0%  unixbench.score
> > > >>>    1996897 .  0%      -6.1%    1874635 .  0%  unixbench.time.involuntary_context_switches
> > > >>>  1.721e+08 .  0%      -6.2%  1.613e+08 .  0%  unixbench.time.minor_page_faults
> > > >>>     758.65 .  0%      -3.0%     735.86 .  0%  unixbench.time.system_time
> > > >>>     387.66 .  0%      +5.4%     408.49 .  0%  unixbench.time.user_time
> > > >>>    5950278 .  0%      -6.2%    5583456 .  0%  unixbench.time.voluntary_context_switches
> > > >>
> > > >> That's weird.
> > > >>
> > > >> I don't understand why the change would reduce number or minor faults.
> > > >> It should stay the same on x86-64. Rise of user_time is puzzling too.
> > > >
> > > > unixbench runs in fixed time mode.  That is, the total time to run
> > > > unixbench is fixed, but the work done varies.  So the minor_page_faults
> > > > change may reflect only the work done.
> > > >
> > > >> Hm. Is reproducible? Across reboot?
> > > >
> > > 
> > > And FYI, there is no swap setup for test, all root file system including
> > > benchmark files are in tmpfs, so no real page reclaim will be
> > > triggered.  But it appears that active file cache reduced after the
> > > commit.
> > > 
> > >     111331 ±  1%     -13.3%      96503 ±  0%  meminfo.Active
> > >      27603 ±  1%     -43.9%      15486 ±  0%  meminfo.Active(file)
> > > 
> > > I think this is the expected behavior of the commit?
> > 
> > Yes, it's expected.
> > 
> > After the change faularound would produce old pte. It means there's more
> > chance for these pages to be on inactive lru, unless somebody actually
> > touch them and flip accessed bit.
> 
> Hmm, tmpfs pages should be in anonymous LRU list and VM shouldn't scan
> anonymous LRU list on swapless system so I really wonder why active file
> LRU is shrunk.

Hm. Good point. I don't why we have anything on file lru if there's no
filesystems except tmpfs.

Ying, how do you get stuff to the tmpfs?

-- 
 Kirill A. Shutemov

  reply	other threads:[~2016-06-14 14:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-06  2:27 kernel test robot
2016-06-06  9:51 ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2016-06-08  7:21   ` [LKP] " Huang, Ying
2016-06-08  8:41     ` Huang, Ying
2016-06-08  8:58       ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2016-06-12  0:49         ` Huang, Ying
2016-06-12  1:02           ` Linus Torvalds
2016-06-13  9:02             ` Huang, Ying
2016-06-14 13:38               ` Minchan Kim
2016-06-15 23:42                 ` Huang, Ying
2016-06-13 12:52             ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2016-06-14  6:11               ` Linus Torvalds
2016-06-14  8:26                 ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2016-06-14 16:07                   ` Rik van Riel
2016-06-14 14:03                 ` Christian Borntraeger
2016-06-14  8:57         ` Minchan Kim
2016-06-14 14:34           ` Kirill A. Shutemov [this message]
2016-06-15 23:52             ` Huang, Ying
2016-06-16  0:13               ` Minchan Kim
2016-06-16 22:27                 ` Huang, Ying
2016-06-17  5:41                   ` Minchan Kim
2016-06-17 19:26                     ` Huang, Ying
2016-06-20  0:06                       ` Minchan Kim

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