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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm: numa: Do not clear PTEs or PMDs for NUMA hinting faults
On Thu, Mar 05, 2015 at 11:54:52PM +0000, Mel Gorman wrote:
> Dave Chinner reported the following on https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/3/1/226
>
> Across the board the 4.0-rc1 numbers are much slower, and the
> degradation is far worse when using the large memory footprint
> configs. Perf points straight at the cause - this is from 4.0-rc1
> on the "-o bhash=101073" config:
>
> - 56.07% 56.07% [kernel] [k] default_send_IPI_mask_sequence_phys
> - default_send_IPI_mask_sequence_phys
> - 99.99% physflat_send_IPI_mask
> - 99.37% native_send_call_func_ipi
> smp_call_function_many
> - native_flush_tlb_others
> - 99.85% flush_tlb_page
> ptep_clear_flush
> try_to_unmap_one
> rmap_walk
> try_to_unmap
> migrate_pages
> migrate_misplaced_page
> - handle_mm_fault
> - 99.73% __do_page_fault
> trace_do_page_fault
> do_async_page_fault
> + async_page_fault
> 0.63% native_send_call_func_single_ipi
> generic_exec_single
> smp_call_function_single
>
> This was bisected to commit 4d9424669946 ("mm: convert p[te|md]_mknonnuma
> and remaining page table manipulations") which clears PTEs and PMDs to make
> them PROT_NONE. This is tidy but tests on some benchmarks indicate that
> there are many more hinting faults trapped resulting in excessive migration.
> This is the result for the old autonuma benchmark for example.

[snip]

Doesn't fix the problem. Runtime is slightly improved (16m45s vs 17m35)
but it's still much slower that 3.19 (6m5s).

Stats and profiles still roughly the same:

360,228 migrate:mm_migrate_pages ( +- 4.28% )

- 52.69% 52.69% [kernel] [k] default_send_IPI_mask_sequence_phys
default_send_IPI_mask_sequence_phys
- physflat_send_IPI_mask
- 97.28% native_send_call_func_ipi
smp_call_function_many
native_flush_tlb_others
flush_tlb_page
ptep_clear_flush
try_to_unmap_one
rmap_walk
try_to_unmap
migrate_pages
migrate_misplaced_page
- handle_mm_fault
- 99.59% __do_page_fault
trace_do_page_fault
do_async_page_fault
+ async_page_fault
+ 2.72% native_send_call_func_single_ipi

numa_hit 36678767
numa_miss 905234
numa_foreign 905234
numa_interleave 14802
numa_local 36656791
numa_other 927210
numa_pte_updates 92168450
numa_huge_pte_updates 0
numa_hint_faults 87573926
numa_hint_faults_local 29730293
numa_pages_migrated 30195890
pgmigrate_success 30195890
pgmigrate_fail 0

Cheers,

Dave.
--
Dave Chinner
david@fromorbit.com


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