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SubjectACPI _CST introduced performance regresions on Haswll
Hi Rafael,

Numerous workload regressions have bisected repeatedly to the commit
6d4f08a6776 ("intel_idle: Use ACPI _CST on server systems") but only on
a set of haswell machines that all have the same CPU.

CPU(s): 48
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-47
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 12
Socket(s): 2
NUMA node(s): 2
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
CPU family: 6
Model: 63
Model name: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v3 @ 2.30GHz
Stepping: 2
CPU MHz: 1200.359
CPU max MHz: 3100.0000
CPU min MHz: 1200.0000

As well as being bisected in mainline, backporting the patch to a
distribution kernel also showed the same type of problem so the patch
is definitely suspicious. An example comparison showing the performance
before CST was enabled and recent mainline kernels is as follow

netperf UDP_STREAM
5.5.0 5.5.0-rc2 5.5.0-rc2 5.6.0 5.9.0-rc8
vanilla sle15-sp2-pre-cst sle15-sp2-enable-cst vanilla vanilla
Hmean send-64 203.21 ( 0.00%) 206.43 * 1.58%* 176.89 * -12.95%* 181.18 * -10.84%* 194.45 * -4.31%*
Hmean send-128 401.40 ( 0.00%) 414.19 * 3.19%* 355.84 * -11.35%* 364.13 * -9.29%* 387.83 * -3.38%*
Hmean send-256 786.69 ( 0.00%) 799.70 ( 1.65%) 700.65 * -10.94%* 719.82 * -8.50%* 756.40 * -3.85%*
Hmean send-1024 3059.57 ( 0.00%) 3106.57 * 1.54%* 2659.62 * -13.07%* 2793.58 * -8.69%* 3006.95 * -1.72%*
Hmean send-2048 5976.66 ( 0.00%) 6102.64 ( 2.11%) 5249.34 * -12.17%* 5392.04 * -9.78%* 5805.02 * -2.87%*
Hmean send-3312 9145.09 ( 0.00%) 9304.85 * 1.75%* 8197.25 * -10.36%* 8398.36 * -8.17%* 9120.88 ( -0.26%)
Hmean send-4096 10871.63 ( 0.00%) 11129.76 * 2.37%* 9667.68 * -11.07%* 9929.70 * -8.66%* 10863.41 ( -0.08%)
Hmean send-8192 17747.35 ( 0.00%) 17969.19 ( 1.25%) 15652.91 * -11.80%* 16081.20 * -9.39%* 17316.13 * -2.43%*
Hmean send-16384 29187.16 ( 0.00%) 29418.75 * 0.79%* 26296.64 * -9.90%* 27028.18 * -7.40%* 26941.26 * -7.69%*
Hmean recv-64 203.21 ( 0.00%) 206.43 * 1.58%* 176.89 * -12.95%* 181.18 * -10.84%* 194.45 * -4.31%*
Hmean recv-128 401.40 ( 0.00%) 414.19 * 3.19%* 355.84 * -11.35%* 364.13 * -9.29%* 387.83 * -3.38%*
Hmean recv-256 786.69 ( 0.00%) 799.70 ( 1.65%) 700.65 * -10.94%* 719.82 * -8.50%* 756.40 * -3.85%*
Hmean recv-1024 3059.57 ( 0.00%) 3106.57 * 1.54%* 2659.62 * -13.07%* 2793.58 * -8.69%* 3006.95 * -1.72%*
Hmean recv-2048 5976.66 ( 0.00%) 6102.64 ( 2.11%) 5249.34 * -12.17%* 5392.00 * -9.78%* 5805.02 * -2.87%*
Hmean recv-3312 9145.09 ( 0.00%) 9304.85 * 1.75%* 8197.25 * -10.36%* 8398.36 * -8.17%* 9120.88 ( -0.26%)
Hmean recv-4096 10871.63 ( 0.00%) 11129.76 * 2.37%* 9667.68 * -11.07%* 9929.70 * -8.66%* 10863.38 ( -0.08%)
Hmean recv-8192 17747.35 ( 0.00%) 17969.19 ( 1.25%) 15652.91 * -11.80%* 16081.20 * -9.39%* 17315.96 * -2.43%*
Hmean recv-16384 29187.13 ( 0.00%) 29418.72 * 0.79%* 26296.63 * -9.90%* 27028.18 * -7.40%* 26941.23 * -7.69%*

pre-cst is just before commit 6d4f08a6776 ("intel_idle: Use ACPI _CST on
server systems") and enable-cst is the commit. It was not fixed by 5.6 or
5.9-rc8. A lot of bisections ended up here including kernel compilation,
tbench, syscall entry/exit microbenchmark, hackbench, Java workloads etc.

What I don't understand is why. The latencies for c-state exit states
before and after the patch are both as follows

/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state0/latency:0
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state1/latency:2
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state2/latency:10
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state3/latency:33
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state4/latency:133

Perf profiles did not show up anything interesting. A diff of
/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpuidle/state0/ before and after the patch
showed up nothing interesting. Any idea why exactly this patch shows up
as being hazardous on Haswell in particular?

--
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

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