[v2] mm/vmalloc: use rb_tree instead of list for vread() lookups
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Message ID 20210209190253.108763-1-serapheim@delphix.com
State Accepted
Commit f608788cd2d6cae27d1a3d2253544ca76b353764
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  • [v2] mm/vmalloc: use rb_tree instead of list for vread() lookups
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Serapheim Dimitropoulos Feb. 9, 2021, 7:02 p.m. UTC
vread() has been linearly searching vmap_area_list for looking up
vmalloc areas to read from. These same areas are also tracked by
a rb_tree (vmap_area_root) which offers logarithmic lookup.

This patch modifies vread() to use the rb_tree structure instead
of the list and the speedup for heavy /proc/kcore readers can
be pretty significant. Below are the wall clock measurements of
a Python application that leverages the drgn debugging library
to read and interpret data read from /proc/kcore.

Before the patch:
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$ time sudo sdb -e 'dbuf | head 3000 | wc'
(unsigned long)3000

real	0m22.446s
user	0m2.321s
sys	0m20.690s
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With the patch:
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$ time sudo sdb -e 'dbuf | head 3000 | wc'
(unsigned long)3000

real	0m2.104s
user	0m2.043s
sys	0m0.921s
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Signed-off-by: Serapheim Dimitropoulos <serapheim@delphix.com>
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Changed in v2:

- Use __find_vmap_area() for initial lookup but keep iteration via
  va->list.

 mm/vmalloc.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/mm/vmalloc.c b/mm/vmalloc.c
index 49ab9b6c001d..eb133d000394 100644
--- a/mm/vmalloc.c
+++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
@@ -2860,7 +2860,10 @@  long vread(char *buf, char *addr, unsigned long count)
 		count = -(unsigned long) addr;
 
 	spin_lock(&vmap_area_lock);
-	list_for_each_entry(va, &vmap_area_list, list) {
+	va = __find_vmap_area((unsigned long)addr);
+	if (!va)
+		goto finished;
+	list_for_each_entry_from(va, &vmap_area_list, list) {
 		if (!count)
 			break;