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authorRafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>2013-07-27 01:41:34 +0200
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>2013-08-11 18:35:24 -0700
commitd201a0b94daa5d8f7126c81678ccc04f9215772a (patch)
tree8351e1bcfbff042d4de75fc53f6b61e6e47e739c /kernel/time
parente9ef4410a75bea04e5f9e30c41fba0ebfa9b7559 (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-d201a0b94daa5d8f7126c81678ccc04f9215772a.tar.gz
Revert "cpuidle: Quickly notice prediction failure for repeat mode"
commit 148519120c6d1f19ad53349683aeae9f228b0b8d upstream. Revert commit 69a37bea (cpuidle: Quickly notice prediction failure for repeat mode), because it has been identified as the source of a significant performance regression in v3.8 and later as explained by Jeremy Eder: We believe we've identified a particular commit to the cpuidle code that seems to be impacting performance of variety of workloads. The simplest way to reproduce is using netperf TCP_RR test, so we're using that, on a pair of Sandy Bridge based servers. We also have data from a large database setup where performance is also measurably/positively impacted, though that test data isn't easily share-able. Included below are test results from 3 test kernels: kernel reverts ----------------------------------------------------------- 1) vanilla upstream (no reverts) 2) perfteam2 reverts e11538d1f03914eb92af5a1a378375c05ae8520c 3) test reverts 69a37beabf1f0a6705c08e879bdd5d82ff6486c4 e11538d1f03914eb92af5a1a378375c05ae8520c In summary, netperf TCP_RR numbers improve by approximately 4% after reverting 69a37beabf1f0a6705c08e879bdd5d82ff6486c4. When 69a37beabf1f0a6705c08e879bdd5d82ff6486c4 is included, C0 residency never seems to get above 40%. Taking that patch out gets C0 near 100% quite often, and performance increases. The below data are histograms representing the %c0 residency @ 1-second sample rates (using turbostat), while under netperf test. - If you look at the first 4 histograms, you can see %c0 residency almost entirely in the 30,40% bin. - The last pair, which reverts 69a37beabf1f0a6705c08e879bdd5d82ff6486c4, shows %c0 in the 80,90,100% bins. Below each kernel name are netperf TCP_RR trans/s numbers for the particular kernel that can be disclosed publicly, comparing the 3 test kernels. We ran a 4th test with the vanilla kernel where we've also set /dev/cpu_dma_latency=0 to show overall impact boosting single-threaded TCP_RR performance over 11% above baseline. 3.10-rc2 vanilla RX + c0 lock (/dev/cpu_dma_latency=0): TCP_RR trans/s 54323.78 ----------------------------------------------------------- 3.10-rc2 vanilla RX (no reverts) TCP_RR trans/s 48192.47 Receiver %c0 0.0000 - 10.0000 [ 1]: * 10.0000 - 20.0000 [ 0]: 20.0000 - 30.0000 [ 0]: 30.0000 - 40.0000 [ 59]: *********************************************************** 40.0000 - 50.0000 [ 1]: * 50.0000 - 60.0000 [ 0]: 60.0000 - 70.0000 [ 0]: 70.0000 - 80.0000 [ 0]: 80.0000 - 90.0000 [ 0]: 90.0000 - 100.0000 [ 0]: Sender %c0 0.0000 - 10.0000 [ 1]: * 10.0000 - 20.0000 [ 0]: 20.0000 - 30.0000 [ 0]: 30.0000 - 40.0000 [ 11]: *********** 40.0000 - 50.0000 [ 49]: ************************************************* 50.0000 - 60.0000 [ 0]: 60.0000 - 70.0000 [ 0]: 70.0000 - 80.0000 [ 0]: 80.0000 - 90.0000 [ 0]: 90.0000 - 100.0000 [ 0]: ----------------------------------------------------------- 3.10-rc2 perfteam2 RX (reverts commit e11538d1f03914eb92af5a1a378375c05ae8520c) TCP_RR trans/s 49698.69 Receiver %c0 0.0000 - 10.0000 [ 1]: * 10.0000 - 20.0000 [ 1]: * 20.0000 - 30.0000 [ 0]: 30.0000 - 40.0000 [ 59]: *********************************************************** 40.0000 - 50.0000 [ 0]: 50.0000 - 60.0000 [ 0]: 60.0000 - 70.0000 [ 0]: 70.0000 - 80.0000 [ 0]: 80.0000 - 90.0000 [ 0]: 90.0000 - 100.0000 [ 0]: Sender %c0 0.0000 - 10.0000 [ 1]: * 10.0000 - 20.0000 [ 0]: 20.0000 - 30.0000 [ 0]: 30.0000 - 40.0000 [ 2]: ** 40.0000 - 50.0000 [ 58]: ********************************************************** 50.0000 - 60.0000 [ 0]: 60.0000 - 70.0000 [ 0]: 70.0000 - 80.0000 [ 0]: 80.0000 - 90.0000 [ 0]: 90.0000 - 100.0000 [ 0]: ----------------------------------------------------------- 3.10-rc2 test RX (reverts 69a37beabf1f0a6705c08e879bdd5d82ff6486c4 and e11538d1f03914eb92af5a1a378375c05ae8520c) TCP_RR trans/s 47766.95 Receiver %c0 0.0000 - 10.0000 [ 1]: * 10.0000 - 20.0000 [ 1]: * 20.0000 - 30.0000 [ 0]: 30.0000 - 40.0000 [ 27]: *************************** 40.0000 - 50.0000 [ 2]: ** 50.0000 - 60.0000 [ 0]: 60.0000 - 70.0000 [ 2]: ** 70.0000 - 80.0000 [ 0]: 80.0000 - 90.0000 [ 0]: 90.0000 - 100.0000 [ 28]: **************************** Sender: 0.0000 - 10.0000 [ 1]: * 10.0000 - 20.0000 [ 0]: 20.0000 - 30.0000 [ 0]: 30.0000 - 40.0000 [ 11]: *********** 40.0000 - 50.0000 [ 0]: 50.0000 - 60.0000 [ 1]: * 60.0000 - 70.0000 [ 0]: 70.0000 - 80.0000 [ 3]: *** 80.0000 - 90.0000 [ 7]: ******* 90.0000 - 100.0000 [ 38]: ************************************** These results demonstrate gaining back the tendency of the CPU to stay in more responsive, performant C-states (and thus yield measurably better performance), by reverting commit 69a37beabf1f0a6705c08e879bdd5d82ff6486c4. Requested-by: Jeremy Eder <jeder@redhat.com> Tested-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/time')
-rw-r--r--kernel/time/tick-sched.c9
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index 0cf1c145318..4251374578b 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -832,13 +832,10 @@ void tick_nohz_irq_exit(void)
{
struct tick_sched *ts = &__get_cpu_var(tick_cpu_sched);
- if (ts->inidle) {
- /* Cancel the timer because CPU already waken up from the C-states*/
- menu_hrtimer_cancel();
+ if (ts->inidle)
__tick_nohz_idle_enter(ts);
- } else {
+ else
tick_nohz_full_stop_tick(ts);
- }
}
/**
@@ -936,8 +933,6 @@ void tick_nohz_idle_exit(void)
ts->inidle = 0;
- /* Cancel the timer because CPU already waken up from the C-states*/
- menu_hrtimer_cancel();
if (ts->idle_active || ts->tick_stopped)
now = ktime_get();