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SubjectRe: zram: per-cpu compression streams
Hi Sergey,

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:47:06AM +0900, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> Hello Minchan,
>
> On (03/25/16 08:41), Minchan Kim wrote:
> [..]
> > > Test #10 iozone -t 10 -R -r 80K -s 0M -I +Z
> > > Initial write 3213973.56 2731512.62 4416466.25*
> > > Rewrite 3066956.44* 2693819.50 332671.94
> > > Read 7769523.25* 2681473.75 462840.44
> > > Re-read 5244861.75 5473037.00* 382183.03
> > > Reverse Read 7479397.25* 4869597.75 374714.06
> > > Stride read 5403282.50* 5385083.75 382473.44
> > > Random read 5131997.25 5176799.75* 380593.56
> > > Mixed workload 3998043.25 4219049.00* 1645850.45
> > > Random write 3452832.88 3290861.69 3588531.75*
> > > Pwrite 3757435.81 2711756.47 4561807.88*
> > > Pread 2743595.25* 2635835.00 412947.98
> > > Fwrite 16076549.00 16741977.25* 14797209.38
> > > Fread 23581812.62* 21664184.25 5064296.97
> > > = real 0m44.490s 0m44.444s 0m44.609s
> > > = user 0m0.054s 0m0.049s 0m0.055s
> > > = sys 0m0.037s 0m0.046s 0m0.148s
> > >
> > >
> > > so when the number of active tasks become larger than the number
> > > of online CPUS, iozone reports a bit hard to understand data. I
> > > can assume that since now we keep the preemption disabled longer
> > > in write path, a concurrent operation (READ or WRITE) cannot preempt
> > > current anymore... slightly suspicious.
> > >
> > > the other hard to understand thing is why do READ-only tests have
> > > such a huge jitter. READ-only tests don't depend on streams, they
> > > don't even use them, we supply compressed data directly to
> > > decompression api.
> > >
> > > may be better retire iozone and never use it again.
> > >
> > >
> > > "118 insertions(+), 238 deletions(-)" the patches remove a big
> > > pile of code.
> >
> > First of all, I appreciate you very much!
>
> thanks!
>
> > At a glance, on write workload, huge win but worth to investigate
> > how such fluctuation/regression happens on read-related test
> > (read and mixed workload).
>
> yes, was going to investigate in more details but got interrupted,
> will return back to it today/tomorrow.
>
> > Could you send your patchset? I will test it.
>
> oh, sorry, sure! attached (because it's not a real patch submission
> yet, but they look more or less ready I guess).
>
> patches are against next-20160324.

Thanks, I tested your patch with fio.
My laptop is 8G ram, 4 CPU.
job file is here.

=
[global]
bs=4k
ioengine=sync
direct=1
size=100m
numjobs=${NUMJOBS}
group_reporting
buffer_compress_percentage=50
filename=/dev/zram0
loops=10

[seq-read]
rw=read
stonewall

[rand-read]
rw=randread
stonewall

[seq-write]
rw=write
stonewall

[rand-write]
rw=randwrite
stonewall

[mixed-seq]
rw=rw
stonewall

[mixed-rand]
rw=randrw
stonewall
=

= old(ie, spinlock) version =

1) NR_PROCESS:8 NR_STREAM: 1

seq-read: (groupid=0, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23148: Mon Mar 28 12:07:15 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=5925.1MB/s, iops=1517.4K, runt= 1350msec
rand-read: (groupid=1, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23156: Mon Mar 28 12:07:15 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=4889.1MB/s, iops=1251.9K, runt= 1636msec
seq-write: (groupid=2, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23164: Mon Mar 28 12:07:15 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=914898KB/s, iops=228724, runt= 8954msec
rand-write: (groupid=3, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23172: Mon Mar 28 12:07:15 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=913368KB/s, iops=228342, runt= 8969msec
mixed-seq: (groupid=4, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23180: Mon Mar 28 12:07:15 2016
read : io=4003.1MB, bw=881152KB/s, iops=220287, runt= 4653msec
mixed-rand: (groupid=5, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23189: Mon Mar 28 12:07:15 2016
read : io=4003.5MB, bw=837491KB/s, iops=209372, runt= 4895msec


2) NR_PROCESS:8 NR_STREAM: 8

seq-read: (groupid=0, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23248: Mon Mar 28 12:07:57 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=5847.1MB/s, iops=1497.8K, runt= 1368msec
rand-read: (groupid=1, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23256: Mon Mar 28 12:07:57 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=4778.1MB/s, iops=1223.5K, runt= 1674msec
seq-write: (groupid=2, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23264: Mon Mar 28 12:07:57 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=1644.7MB/s, iops=420879, runt= 4866msec
rand-write: (groupid=3, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23272: Mon Mar 28 12:07:57 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=1507.5MB/s, iops=385905, runt= 5307msec
mixed-seq: (groupid=4, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23280: Mon Mar 28 12:07:57 2016
read : io=4003.1MB, bw=1225.1MB/s, iops=313839, runt= 3266msec
mixed-rand: (groupid=5, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23288: Mon Mar 28 12:07:57 2016
read : io=4003.5MB, bw=1098.4MB/s, iops=281097, runt= 3646msec


3) NR_PROCESS:8 NR_STREAM: 16

seq-read: (groupid=0, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23350: Mon Mar 28 12:08:38 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=5843.7MB/s, iops=1495.1K, runt= 1369msec
rand-read: (groupid=1, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23358: Mon Mar 28 12:08:38 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=4810.6MB/s, iops=1231.6K, runt= 1663msec
seq-write: (groupid=2, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23366: Mon Mar 28 12:08:38 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=1655.7MB/s, iops=423841, runt= 4832msec
rand-write: (groupid=3, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23374: Mon Mar 28 12:08:38 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=1501.6MB/s, iops=384384, runt= 5328msec
mixed-seq: (groupid=4, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23382: Mon Mar 28 12:08:38 2016
read : io=4003.1MB, bw=1221.9MB/s, iops=312786, runt= 3277msec
mixed-rand: (groupid=5, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=23390: Mon Mar 28 12:08:38 2016
read : io=4003.5MB, bw=1104.1MB/s, iops=282647, runt= 3626msec

= percpu =

1) NR_PROCESS:8

seq-read: (groupid=0, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=22804: Mon Mar 28 11:58:22 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=5610.1MB/s, iops=1436.2K, runt= 1426msec
rand-read: (groupid=1, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=22812: Mon Mar 28 11:58:22 2016
read : io=8000.0MB, bw=4881.3MB/s, iops=1249.6K, runt= 1639msec
seq-write: (groupid=2, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=22820: Mon Mar 28 11:58:22 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=1814.6MB/s, iops=464399, runt= 4410msec
rand-write: (groupid=3, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=22829: Mon Mar 28 11:58:22 2016
write: io=8000.0MB, bw=1647.9MB/s, iops=421833, runt= 4855msec
mixed-seq: (groupid=4, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=22837: Mon Mar 28 11:58:22 2016
read : io=4003.1MB, bw=1275.2MB/s, iops=326433, runt= 3140msec
mixed-rand: (groupid=5, jobs=8): err= 0: pid=22846: Mon Mar 28 11:58:22 2016
read : io=4003.5MB, bw=1119.3MB/s, iops=286519, runt= 3577msec

In my test, read is stable. It seems iozone or fs made noise in your test.
Benefit cause by per-cpu on write side is about 10% which is not huge
compared to your previous post.
Hmm, Could you retest to who how the benefit is big?

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