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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/2] rcu/tree: Add basic support for kfree_rcu() batching
On Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 01:27:02PM +0200, Uladzislau Rezki wrote:
> > > 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.

Right, I realized this after sending the email that binder and kva sort
differently though they both try to use free sizes during the allocation.

Would you have any papers, which survey various rb-tree based allocator
algorithms and their tradeoffs? I am interested in studying these more
especially in relation to the binder driver. Would also be nice to make
contributions to papers surveying both these allocators to describe the state
of the art.


- Joel

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

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