staging: zcache: reduce tmem bucket lock contention
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Seth Jennings Oct. 4, 2011, 1:21 p.m. UTC
tmem uses hash buckets each with their own rbtree and lock to
quickly lookup tmem objects.  tmem has TMEM_HASH_BUCKETS (256)
buckets per pool.  However, because of the way the tmem_oid is
generated for frontswap pages, only 16 unique tmem_oids are being
generated, resulting in only 16 of the 256 buckets being used.
This cause high lock contention for the per bucket locks.

This patch changes SWIZ_BITS to include more bits of the offset.
The result is that all 256 hash buckets are potentially used resulting in a
95% drop in hash bucket lock contention.

Based on v3.1-rc7

Signed-off-by: Seth Jennings <>
Acked-by: Dan Magenheimer <>
 drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c |    4 +++-
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c b/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c
index 462fbc2..b4b692f 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/zcache/zcache-main.c
@@ -1798,8 +1798,10 @@  static int zcache_frontswap_poolid = -1;
  * Swizzling increases objects per swaptype, increasing tmem concurrency
  * for heavy swaploads.  Later, larger nr_cpus -> larger SWIZ_BITS
+ * Setting SWIZ_BITS to 27 basically reconstructs the swap entry from
+ * frontswap_get_page()
-#define SWIZ_BITS		4
+#define SWIZ_BITS		27
 #define SWIZ_MASK		((1 << SWIZ_BITS) - 1)
 #define _oswiz(_type, _ind)	((_type << SWIZ_BITS) | (_ind & SWIZ_MASK))
 #define iswiz(_ind)		(_ind >> SWIZ_BITS)