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From: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <arnaldo.melo@gmail.com>
To: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: jolsa@kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Optimize perf stat for large number of events/cpus
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:43:05 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191127154305.GJ22719@kernel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191127151657.GE22719@kernel.org>

Em Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 12:16:57PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo escreveu:
> Em Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 04:15:10PM -0800, Andi Kleen escreveu:
> > [v8: Address review feedback. Only changes one patch.]
> > 
> > This patch kit optimizes perf stat for a large number of events 
> > on systems with many CPUs and PMUs.
> > 
> > Some profiling shows that the most overhead is doing IPIs to
> > all the target CPUs. We can optimize this by using sched_setaffinity
> > to set the affinity to a target CPU once and then doing
> > the perf operation for all events on that CPU. This requires
> > some restructuring, but cuts the set up time quite a bit.
> > 
> > In theory we could go further by parallelizing these setups
> > too, but that would be much more complicated and for now just batching it
> > per CPU seems to be sufficient. At some point with many more cores 
> > parallelization or a better bulk perf setup API might be needed though.
> > 
> > In addition perf does a lot of redundant /sys accesses with
> > many PMUs, which can be also expensve. This is also optimized.
> > 
> > On a large test case (>700 events with many weak groups) on a 94 CPU
> > system I go from
> > 
> > real	0m8.607s
> > user	0m0.550s
> > sys	0m8.041s
> > 
> > to 
> > 
> > real	0m3.269s
> > user	0m0.760s
> > sys	0m1.694s
> > 
> > so shaving ~6 seconds of system time, at slightly more cost
> > in perf stat itself. On a 4 socket system the savings
> > are more dramatic:
> > 
> > real	0m15.641s
> > user	0m0.873s
> > sys	0m14.729s
> > 
> > to 
> > 
> > real	0m4.493s
> > user	0m1.578s
> > sys	0m2.444s
> > 
> > so 11s difference in the user visible set up time.
> 
> Applied to my local perf/core branch, now undergoing test builds on all
> the containers.

So, have you tried running 'perf test' after each cset is applied and
built?

[root@quaco ~]# perf test 49
49: Event times                                           : FAILED!

I did a bisect and it ends at:

[acme@quaco perf]$ git bisect good
af39eb7d060751f7f3336e0ffa713575c6bea902 is the first bad commit
commit af39eb7d060751f7f3336e0ffa713575c6bea902
Author: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
Date:   Wed Nov 20 16:15:19 2019 -0800

    perf stat: Use affinity for opening events

    Restructure the event opening in perf stat to cycle through the events
    by CPU after setting affinity to that CPU.

---------

Which for me was a surprise till I saw that this doesn't touch just
'perf stat' as the commit log seems to indicate.

Please check this, and consider splitting the patches to help with
bisection.

I'm keeping this in a separate local branch for now, will leave the
first few patches, that seems ok to go now.

- Arnaldo

  reply	other threads:[~2019-11-27 15:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-21  0:15 Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 01/12] perf pmu: Use file system cache to optimize sysfs access Andi Kleen
2019-11-29  6:02   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 02/12] perf affinity: Add infrastructure to save/restore affinity Andi Kleen
2019-11-29  6:02   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 03/12] perf cpumap: Maintain cpumaps ordered and without dups Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 04/12] perf evlist: Maintain evlist->all_cpus Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 05/12] perf evsel: Add iterator to iterate over events ordered by CPU Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 06/12] perf evsel: Add functions to close evsel on a CPU Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 07/12] perf stat: Use affinity for closing file descriptors Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 08/12] perf stat: Factor out open error handling Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 09/12] perf stat: Use affinity for opening events Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-12-18  9:29   ` [perf stat] cc9cdf40ae: perf-sanity-tests.Event_times.fail kernel test robot
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 10/12] perf stat: Use affinity for reading Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 11/12] perf evsel: Add functions to enable/disable for a specific CPU Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21  0:15 ` [PATCH 12/12] perf stat: Use affinity for enabling/disabling events Andi Kleen
2019-12-04  7:53   ` [tip: perf/urgent] " tip-bot2 for Andi Kleen
2019-11-21 12:47 ` Optimize perf stat for large number of events/cpus Andi Kleen
2019-11-21 14:32   ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2019-11-27 15:16 ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
2019-11-27 15:43   ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo [this message]
2019-11-27 23:26     ` Andi Kleen
2019-11-28  0:01       ` Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2019-11-16  5:52 Andi Kleen
2019-11-20 15:16 ` Jiri Olsa
2019-11-12  0:59 Andi Kleen
2019-11-07 18:16 Andi Kleen
2019-11-05  0:25 Andi Kleen

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