lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2022]   [Mar]   [17]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH 2/2] perf/x86: improve the event scheduling to avoid unnecessary pmu_stop/start
From
Date


在 2022/3/14 下午6:55, Peter Zijlstra 写道:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2022 at 11:50:33AM +0800, Wen Yang wrote:
>
>> As you pointed out, some non-compliant rdpmc can cause problems. But you
>> also know that linux is the foundation of cloud servers, and many
>> third-party programs run on it (we don't have any code for it), and we can
>> only observe that the monitoring data will jitter abnormally (the
>> probability of this issue is not high, about dozens of tens of thousands of
>> machines).
>
> This might be a novel insight, but I *really* don't give a crap about
> any of that. If they're not using it right, they get to keep the pieces.
>
> I'd almost make it reschedule more to force them to fix their stuff.
>


Thank you for your guidance.

We also found a case in thousands of servers where the PMU counter is no
longer updated due to frequent x86_pmu_stop/x86_pmu_start.

We added logs in the kernel and found that a third-party program would
cause the PMU counter to start/stop several times in just a few seconds,
as follows:


[8993460.537776] XXX x86_pmu_stop line=1388 [cpu1] active_mask=100000001
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0, attr.config=0x0,
attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802a877ef302,
hw.period_left=0x7fd578810cfe, event.count=0x14db802a877ecab4,
event.prev_count=0x14db802a877ecab4
[8993460.915873] XXX x86_pmu_start line=1312 [cpu1]
active_mask=200000008 event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0,
attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=3,
hw.prev_count=0xffff802a9cf6a166, hw.period_left=0x7fd563095e9a,
event.count=0x14db802a9cf67918, event.prev_count=0x14db802a9cf67918
[8993461.104643] XXX x86_pmu_stop line=1388 [cpu1] active_mask=100000001
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0, attr.config=0x0,
attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0xffff802a9cf6a166,
hw.period_left=0x7fd563095e9a, event.count=0x14db802a9cf67918,
event.prev_count=0x14db802a9cf67918
[8993461.442508] XXX x86_pmu_start line=1312 [cpu1]
active_mask=200000004 event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0,
attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=2,
hw.prev_count=0xffff802a9cf8492e, hw.period_left=0x7fd56307b6d2,
event.count=0x14db802a9cf820e0, event.prev_count=0x14db802a9cf820e0
[8993461.736927] XXX x86_pmu_stop line=1388 [cpu1] active_mask=100000001
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0, attr.config=0x0,
attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=2, hw.prev_count=0xffff802a9cf8492e,
hw.period_left=0x7fd56307b6d2, event.count=0x14db802a9cf820e0,
event.prev_count=0x14db802a9cf820e0
[8993461.983135] XXX x86_pmu_start line=1312 [cpu1]
active_mask=200000004 event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0,
attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=2,
hw.prev_count=0xffff802a9cfc29ed, hw.period_left=0x7fd56303d613,
event.count=0x14db802a9cfc019f, event.prev_count=0x14db802a9cfc019f
[8993462.274599] XXX x86_pmu_stop line=1388 [cpu1] active_mask=100000001
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0, attr.config=0x0,
attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=2, hw.prev_count=0x802a9d24040e,
hw.period_left=0x7fd562dbfbf2, event.count=0x14db802a9d23dbc0,
event.prev_count=0x14db802a9d23dbc0
[8993462.519488] XXX x86_pmu_start line=1312 [cpu1]
active_mask=200000004 event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0,
attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=2,
hw.prev_count=0xffff802ab0bb4719, hw.period_left=0x7fd54f44b8e7,
event.count=0x14db802ab0bb1ecb, event.prev_count=0x14db802ab0bb1ecb
[8993462.726929] XXX x86_pmu_stop line=1388 [cpu1] active_mask=100000003
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0, attr.config=0x0,
attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=2, hw.prev_count=0xffff802ab0bb4719,
hw.period_left=0x7fd54f44b8e7, event.count=0x14db802ab0bb1ecb,
event.prev_count=0x14db802ab0bb1ecb
[8993463.035674] XXX x86_pmu_start line=1312 [cpu1]
active_mask=200000008 event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0,
attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=3,
hw.prev_count=0xffff802ab0bcd328, hw.period_left=0x7fd54f432cd8,
event.count=0x14db802ab0bcaada, event.prev_count=0x14db802ab0bcaada


Then, the PMU counter will not be updated:

[8993463.333622] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802abea31354
[8993463.359905] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802abea31354, hw.period_left=0x7fd5415cecac,
event.count=0x14db802abea2eb06,
[8993463.504783] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802ad8760160
[8993463.521138] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802ad8760160, hw.period_left=0x7fd52789fea0,
event.count=0x14db802ad875d912,
[8993463.638337] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802aecb4747b
[8993463.654441] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802aecb4747b, hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85,
event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d,
[8993463.837321] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802aecb4747b
[8993463.861625] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802aecb4747b, hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85,
event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d,
[8993464.012398] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802aecb4747b
[8993464.012402] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802aecb4747b, hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85,
event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d,
[8993464.013676] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802aecb4747b
[8993464.013678] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802aecb4747b, hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85,
event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d,
[8993464.016123] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802aecb4747b
[8993464.016125] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802aecb4747b, hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85,
event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d,
[8993464.016196] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802aecb4747b
[8993464.016199] x86_perf_event_update [cpu1] active_mask=30000000f
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1,
hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802aecb4747b, hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85,
event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d,

......


Until 6 seconds later, the counter is stopped/started again:


[8993470.243959] XXX x86_pmu_stop line=1388 [cpu1] active_mask=100000001
event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0, attr.config=0x0,
attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=3, hw.prev_count=0x802aecb4747b,
hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85, event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d,
event.prev_count=0x14db802aecb44c2d
[8993470.243998] XXX x86_pmu_start line=1305 [cpu1]
active_mask=200000000 event=ffff880a53411000, state=1, attr.type=0,
attr.config=0x0, attr.pinned=1, hw.idx=3,
hw.prev_count=0xffff802aecb4747b, hw.period_left=0x7fd5134b8b85,
event.count=0x14db802aecb44c2d, event.prev_count=0x14db802aecb44c2d

[8993470.245285] x86_perf_event_update, event=ffff880a53411000,
new_raw_count=802aece1e6f6

...

Such problems can be solved by avoiding unnecessary x86_pmu_{stop|start}.

Please have a look again. Thanks.

--
Best wishes,
Wen


\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2022-03-17 18:56    [W:0.315 / U:0.120 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site