[PATCH v2 0/4] implement vcpu preempted check

xinhui xinhui.pan at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Jul 6 20:05:58 AEST 2016

On 2016年07月06日 14:52, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:43:07AM -0400, Pan Xinhui wrote:
>> change fomr v1:
>> 	a simplier definition of default vcpu_is_preempted
>> 	skip mahcine type check on ppc, and add config. remove dedicated macro.
>> 	add one patch to drop overload of rwsem_spin_on_owner and mutex_spin_on_owner.
>> 	add more comments
>> 	thanks boqun and Peter's suggestion.
>> This patch set aims to fix lock holder preemption issues.
>> test-case:
>> perf record -a perf bench sched messaging -g 400 -p && perf report
>> 18.09%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] osq_lock
>> 12.28%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] rwsem_spin_on_owner
>>   5.27%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] mutex_unlock
>>   3.89%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] wait_consider_task
>>   3.64%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] _raw_write_lock_irq
>>   3.41%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] mutex_spin_on_owner.is
>>   2.49%  sched-messaging  [kernel.vmlinux]  [k] system_call
>> We introduce interface bool vcpu_is_preempted(int cpu) and use it in some spin
>> loops of osq_lock, rwsem_spin_on_owner and mutex_spin_on_owner.
>> These spin_on_onwer variant also cause rcu stall before we apply this patch set
> Paolo, could you help out with an (x86) KVM interface for this?
> Waiman, could you see if you can utilize this to get rid of the
> SPIN_THRESHOLD in qspinlock_paravirt?
hmm. maybe something like below. wait_node can go into pv_wait() earlier as soon as the prev cpu is preempted.
but for the wait_head, as qspinlock does not record the lock_holder correctly(thanks to lock stealing), vcpu preemption check might get wrong results.

Waiman, I have used one hash table to keep the lock holder in my ppc implementation patch. I think we could do something similar in generic code?

diff --git a/kernel/locking/qspinlock_paravirt.h b/kernel/locking/qspinlock_paravirt.h
index 74c4a86..40560e8 100644
--- a/kernel/locking/qspinlock_paravirt.h
+++ b/kernel/locking/qspinlock_paravirt.h
@@ -312,7 +312,8 @@ pv_wait_early(struct pv_node *prev, int loop)
         if ((loop & PV_PREV_CHECK_MASK) != 0)
                 return false;
-       return READ_ONCE(prev->state) != vcpu_running;
+       return READ_ONCE(prev->state) != vcpu_running ||
+                               vcpu_is_preempted(prev->cpu);

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