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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@digeo.com>
To: William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com>
Cc: Dave Hansen <haveblue@us.ibm.com>,
	colpatch@us.ibm.com, "Martin J. Bligh" <mbligh@aracnet.com>,
	Michael Hohnbaum <hohnbaum@us.ibm.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] per-zone^Wnode kswapd process
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 18:19:36 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3D828EA8.EF24BAD0@digeo.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20020914001235.GG3530@holomorphy.com>

William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> 
> ...
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 05:02:56PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Why do I see only one kswapd here?
> > Are you claiming an overall 4x improvement, or what?
> > I'll add some instrumentation whch tells us how many pages
> > kswapd is reclaiming versus direct reclaim.
> 
> I can catch the others running if I refresh more often:
> 
>    38 root      15   0     0    0     0 DW    4.8  0.0   1:57 kswapd0
>    36 root      15   0     0    0     0 SW    2.7  0.0   0:16 kswapd2
> 
>  4779 wli       22   0  4476 3604  1648 R     9.2  0.0   0:58 top
>    37 root      15   0     0    0     0 SW    2.6  0.0   0:16 kswapd1
> 
>    38 root      15   0     0    0     0 DW    2.9  0.0   2:12 kswapd0
>    36 root      15   0     0    0     0 SW    1.8  0.0   0:22 kswapd2
> 
>  4779 wli       25   0  4476 3600  1648 R     7.4  0.0   1:18 top
>    37 root      15   0     0    0     0 SW    2.7  0.0   0:21 kswapd1
> 
>  4779 wli       24   0  4476 3600  1648 R    37.5  0.0   1:49 top
>    37 root      16   0     0    0     0 RW   11.1  0.0   0:23 kswapd1
> 
>  4779 wli       25   0  4476 3600  1648 R    14.1  0.0   1:51 top
>    35 root      15   0     0    0     0 SW    6.9  0.0   0:24 kswapd3
> 
>    38 root      15   0     0    0     0 RW    2.9  0.0   2:29 kswapd0
>    37 root      16   0     0    0     0 SW    1.4  0.0   0:28 kswapd1
> 
> etc.
> 
> Not sure about baselines. I'm happier because there's more cpu
> utilization. kswapd0 is relatively busy so the other ones take some
> load off of it. The benchmark isn't quite done yet. I think four
> dbench 512's in parallel might be easier to extract results from.
> tiobench also looks like it's getting some cpu:
> 

OK, thanks.

Could you please go into /proc/<pif_of_kswapd>/cpu and double
check that each kswapd is only racking up points on the CPUs
which it is supposed to be running on?  As a little sanity check...

(hm.  Why isn't cpus_allowed displayed from in there?)

Also, we need to double check that I'm not completely full of
unmentionables, and that kswapd really is doing useful work there.
I can check that.

I'll do an mm4 in a mo (as soon as I work out who did the dud patch
which stops it booting) and we can see what the kwapd-versus-direct-reclaim
ratio looks like.

  reply	other threads:[~2002-09-14  0:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-09-13  3:33 [PATCH] per-zone " Dave Hansen
2002-09-13  4:06 ` Andrew Morton
2002-09-13  4:59   ` William Lee Irwin III
2002-09-13  5:10     ` Martin J. Bligh
     [not found]       ` <3D8232DE.9090000@us.ibm.com>
     [not found]         ` <3D823702.8E29AB4F@digeo.com>
     [not found]           ` <3D8251D6.3060704@us.ibm.com>
     [not found]             ` <3D82566B.EB2939D5@digeo.com>
2002-09-13 22:52               ` [PATCH] per-zone^Wnode " Dave Hansen
2002-09-13 23:24                 ` Matthew Dobson
2002-09-13 23:29                 ` Matthew Dobson
2002-09-13 23:46                 ` William Lee Irwin III
2002-09-14  0:02                   ` Andrew Morton
2002-09-14  0:12                     ` William Lee Irwin III
2002-09-14  1:19                       ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2002-09-13  5:46     ` [PATCH] per-zone " Andrew Morton
2002-09-13  5:38       ` Martin J. Bligh
2002-09-13  6:03         ` Andrew Morton
2002-09-13 13:05     ` Alan Cox
2002-09-13 21:30       ` William Lee Irwin III
2002-09-18 16:07         ` [PATCH] recognize MAP_LOCKED in mmap() call Hubertus Franke
2002-09-18 16:29           ` Andrew Morton
2002-09-16  5:44     ` [PATCH] per-zone kswapd process Daniel Phillips
2002-09-16  7:46       ` William Lee Irwin III
2002-09-16 15:12         ` Rik van Riel

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