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Subject[PATCH 8/8] locking/osq: No need for load/acquire when acquire-polling
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Both mutexes and rwsems took a performance hit when we switched
over from the original mcs code to the cancelable variant (osq).
The reason being the use of smp_load_acquire() when polling for
node->locked. Paul describes the scenario nicely:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/11/19/405

The smp_load_acquire() when unqueuing make sense. In addition,
we don't need to worry about leaking the critical region as
osq is only used internally.

This impacts both regular and large levels of concurrency and
hardware, ie on a 40 core system with a disk intensive workload:

disk-1 804.83 ( 0.00%) 828.16 ( 2.90%)
disk-61 8063.45 ( 0.00%) 18181.82 (125.48%)
disk-121 7187.41 ( 0.00%) 20119.17 (179.92%)
disk-181 6933.32 ( 0.00%) 20509.91 (195.82%)
disk-241 6850.81 ( 0.00%) 20397.80 (197.74%)
disk-301 6815.22 ( 0.00%) 20287.58 (197.68%)
disk-361 7080.40 ( 0.00%) 20205.22 (185.37%)
disk-421 7076.13 ( 0.00%) 19957.33 (182.04%)
disk-481 7083.25 ( 0.00%) 19784.06 (179.31%)
disk-541 7038.39 ( 0.00%) 19610.92 (178.63%)
disk-601 7072.04 ( 0.00%) 19464.53 (175.23%)
disk-661 7010.97 ( 0.00%) 19348.23 (175.97%)
disk-721 7069.44 ( 0.00%) 19255.33 (172.37%)
disk-781 7007.58 ( 0.00%) 19103.14 (172.61%)
disk-841 6981.18 ( 0.00%) 18964.22 (171.65%)
disk-901 6968.47 ( 0.00%) 18826.72 (170.17%)
disk-961 6964.61 ( 0.00%) 18708.02 (168.62%)

Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <dbueso@suse.de>
---
kernel/locking/osq_lock.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/locking/osq_lock.c b/kernel/locking/osq_lock.c
index 9c6e251..d10dfb9 100644
--- a/kernel/locking/osq_lock.c
+++ b/kernel/locking/osq_lock.c
@@ -109,7 +109,7 @@ bool osq_lock(struct optimistic_spin_queue *lock)
* cmpxchg in an attempt to undo our queueing.
*/

- while (!smp_load_acquire(&node->locked)) {
+ while (!READ_ONCE(node->locked)) {
/*
* If we need to reschedule bail... so we can block.
*/
--
2.1.2


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