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From: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>
To: Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>
Cc: Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, kernel-team@android.com,
	kernel-team@lge.com, Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@lge.com>,
	Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>,
	Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>,
	Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@gmail.com>,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>,
	max.byungchul.park@gmail.com,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.ibm.com>,
	Rao Shoaib <rao.shoaib@oracle.com>,
	rcu@vger.kernel.org, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/2] rcu/tree: Add basic support for kfree_rcu() batching
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 13:27:02 +0200
Message-ID: <20191001112702.GA22112@pc636> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190930201623.GA134859@google.com>

> > Hello, Joel.
> > 
> > First of all thank you for improving it. I also noticed a high pressure
> > on RCU-machinery during performing some vmalloc tests when kfree_rcu()
> > flood occurred. Therefore i got rid of using kfree_rcu() there.
> 
> Replying a bit late due to overseas conference travel and vacation.
> 
> When you say 'high pressure', do you mean memory pressure or just system
> load?
> 
>
> Memory pressure slightly increases with the kfree_rcu() rework with the
> benefit of much fewer grace periods.
> 
I meant a system load, because of high number of cycles in the kfree_rcu()
symbol under stressing. But i do not have numbers next to me, because it
was quite a long time ago. As for memory usage, i understand that.

> > I have just a small question related to workloads and performance evaluation.
> > Are you aware of any specific workloads which benefit from it for example
> > mobile area, etc? I am asking because i think about backporting of it and
> > reuse it on our kernel. 
> 
> I am not aware of a mobile usecase that benefits but there are server
> workloads that make system more stable in the face of a kfree_rcu() flood.
> 
OK, i got it. I wanted to test it finding out how it could effect mobile
workloads.

>
> For the KVA allocator work, I see it is quite similar to the way binder
> allocates blocks. See function: binder_alloc_new_buf_locked(). Is there are
> any chance to reuse any code? For one thing, binder also has an rbtree for
> allocated blocks for fast lookup of allocated blocks. Does the KVA allocator
> not have the need for that?
>
Well, there is a difference. Actually the free blocks are not sorted by
the its size like in binder layer, if understand the code correctly.

Instead, i keep them(free blocks) sorted(by start address) in ascending
order + maintain the augment value(biggest free size in left or right sub-tree)
for each node, that allows to navigate toward the lowest address and the block
that definitely suits. So as a result our allocations become sequential
what is important.

>
> And, nice LPC presentation! I was there ;)
> 
Thanks :)

--
Vlad Rezki

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Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-14 16:04 Joel Fernandes (Google)
2019-08-14 16:04 ` [PATCH v4 2/2] rcuperf: Add kfree_rcu() performance Tests Joel Fernandes (Google)
2019-08-14 22:58   ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-19 19:33     ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-19 22:23       ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-19 23:51         ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-20  2:50           ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-21  0:27             ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-21  0:31               ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-21  0:44                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-21  0:51                   ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-16 16:43 ` [PATCH v4 1/2] rcu/tree: Add basic support for kfree_rcu() batching Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-16 17:44   ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-16 19:16     ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-17  1:32       ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-17  3:56         ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-17  4:30           ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-17  5:20             ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-08-17  5:53               ` Joel Fernandes
2019-08-17 21:45                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2019-09-18  9:58 ` Uladzislau Rezki
2019-09-30 20:16   ` Joel Fernandes
2019-10-01 11:27     ` Uladzislau Rezki [this message]
2019-10-04 17:20       ` Joel Fernandes
2019-10-08 16:23         ` Uladzislau Rezki

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