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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2010-04-14 17:39:26 -0700
committerPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2010-05-10 11:08:35 -0700
commitd21670acab9fcb4bc74a40b68a6941059234c55c (patch)
tree6a4c054bc4dbadf0524b4e221889a8da558dbdaf /kernel
parent4a90a0681cf6cd21cd444184302aa045156486b3 (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.34-ux500-d21670acab9fcb4bc74a40b68a6941059234c55c.tar.gz
rcu: reduce the number of spurious RCU_SOFTIRQ invocations
Lai Jiangshan noted that up to 10% of the RCU_SOFTIRQ are spurious, and traced this down to the fact that the current grace-period machinery will uselessly raise RCU_SOFTIRQ when a given CPU needs to go through a quiescent state, but has not yet done so. In this situation, there might well be nothing that RCU_SOFTIRQ can do, and the overhead can be worth worrying about in the ksoftirqd case. This patch therefore avoids raising RCU_SOFTIRQ in this situation. Changes since v1 (http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/3/30/122 from Lai Jiangshan): o Omit the rcu_qs_pending() prechecks, as they aren't that much less expensive than the quiescent-state checks. o Merge with the set_need_resched() patch that reduces IPIs. o Add the new n_rp_report_qs field to the rcu_pending tracing output. o Update the tracing documentation accordingly. Signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
-rw-r--r--kernel/rcutree.c11
-rw-r--r--kernel/rcutree.h1
-rw-r--r--kernel/rcutree_trace.c4
3 files changed, 10 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/rcutree.c b/kernel/rcutree.c
index c60fd74e7ec..ba6996943e2 100644
--- a/kernel/rcutree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcutree.c
@@ -1161,8 +1161,6 @@ static void rcu_do_batch(struct rcu_state *rsp, struct rcu_data *rdp)
*/
void rcu_check_callbacks(int cpu, int user)
{
- if (!rcu_pending(cpu))
- return; /* if nothing for RCU to do. */
if (user ||
(idle_cpu(cpu) && rcu_scheduler_active &&
!in_softirq() && hardirq_count() <= (1 << HARDIRQ_SHIFT))) {
@@ -1194,7 +1192,8 @@ void rcu_check_callbacks(int cpu, int user)
rcu_bh_qs(cpu);
}
rcu_preempt_check_callbacks(cpu);
- raise_softirq(RCU_SOFTIRQ);
+ if (rcu_pending(cpu))
+ raise_softirq(RCU_SOFTIRQ);
}
#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
@@ -1534,18 +1533,20 @@ static int __rcu_pending(struct rcu_state *rsp, struct rcu_data *rdp)
check_cpu_stall(rsp, rdp);
/* Is the RCU core waiting for a quiescent state from this CPU? */
- if (rdp->qs_pending) {
+ if (rdp->qs_pending && !rdp->passed_quiesc) {
/*
* If force_quiescent_state() coming soon and this CPU
* needs a quiescent state, and this is either RCU-sched
* or RCU-bh, force a local reschedule.
*/
+ rdp->n_rp_qs_pending++;
if (!rdp->preemptable &&
ULONG_CMP_LT(ACCESS_ONCE(rsp->jiffies_force_qs) - 1,
jiffies))
set_need_resched();
- rdp->n_rp_qs_pending++;
+ } else if (rdp->qs_pending && rdp->passed_quiesc) {
+ rdp->n_rp_report_qs++;
return 1;
}
diff --git a/kernel/rcutree.h b/kernel/rcutree.h
index 11f171121ad..14c040b18ed 100644
--- a/kernel/rcutree.h
+++ b/kernel/rcutree.h
@@ -223,6 +223,7 @@ struct rcu_data {
/* 5) __rcu_pending() statistics. */
unsigned long n_rcu_pending; /* rcu_pending() calls since boot. */
unsigned long n_rp_qs_pending;
+ unsigned long n_rp_report_qs;
unsigned long n_rp_cb_ready;
unsigned long n_rp_cpu_needs_gp;
unsigned long n_rp_gp_completed;
diff --git a/kernel/rcutree_trace.c b/kernel/rcutree_trace.c
index d45db2e35d2..36c95b45738 100644
--- a/kernel/rcutree_trace.c
+++ b/kernel/rcutree_trace.c
@@ -241,11 +241,13 @@ static const struct file_operations rcugp_fops = {
static void print_one_rcu_pending(struct seq_file *m, struct rcu_data *rdp)
{
seq_printf(m, "%3d%cnp=%ld "
- "qsp=%ld cbr=%ld cng=%ld gpc=%ld gps=%ld nf=%ld nn=%ld\n",
+ "qsp=%ld rpq=%ld cbr=%ld cng=%ld "
+ "gpc=%ld gps=%ld nf=%ld nn=%ld\n",
rdp->cpu,
cpu_is_offline(rdp->cpu) ? '!' : ' ',
rdp->n_rcu_pending,
rdp->n_rp_qs_pending,
+ rdp->n_rp_report_qs,
rdp->n_rp_cb_ready,
rdp->n_rp_cpu_needs_gp,
rdp->n_rp_gp_completed,