mm/rmap, migration: Make rmap_walk_anon() and try_to_unmap_anon() more scalable
authorIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Sun, 2 Dec 2012 19:56:50 +0000 (19:56 +0000)
committerMel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:43:00 +0000 (14:43 +0000)
commit4fc3f1d66b1ef0d7b8dc11f4ff1cc510f78b37d6
tree90baaa56f6b5244525c7637a14550f830486112a
parent5a505085f043e8380f83610f79642853c051e2f1
mm/rmap, migration: Make rmap_walk_anon() and try_to_unmap_anon() more scalable

rmap_walk_anon() and try_to_unmap_anon() appears to be too
careful about locking the anon vma: while it needs protection
against anon vma list modifications, it does not need exclusive
access to the list itself.

Transforming this exclusive lock to a read-locked rwsem removes
a global lock from the hot path of page-migration intense
threaded workloads which can cause pathological performance like
this:

    96.43%        process 0  [kernel.kallsyms]  [k] perf_trace_sched_switch
                  |
                  --- perf_trace_sched_switch
                      __schedule
                      schedule
                      schedule_preempt_disabled
                      __mutex_lock_common.isra.6
                      __mutex_lock_slowpath
                      mutex_lock
                     |
                     |--50.61%-- rmap_walk
                     |          move_to_new_page
                     |          migrate_pages
                     |          migrate_misplaced_page
                     |          __do_numa_page.isra.69
                     |          handle_pte_fault
                     |          handle_mm_fault
                     |          __do_page_fault
                     |          do_page_fault
                     |          page_fault
                     |          __memset_sse2
                     |          |
                     |           --100.00%-- worker_thread
                     |                     |
                     |                      --100.00%-- start_thread
                     |
                      --49.39%-- page_lock_anon_vma
                                try_to_unmap_anon
                                try_to_unmap
                                migrate_pages
                                migrate_misplaced_page
                                __do_numa_page.isra.69
                                handle_pte_fault
                                handle_mm_fault
                                __do_page_fault
                                do_page_fault
                                page_fault
                                __memset_sse2
                                |
                                 --100.00%-- worker_thread
                                           start_thread

With this change applied the profile is now nicely flat
and there's no anon-vma related scheduling/blocking.

Rename anon_vma_[un]lock() => anon_vma_[un]lock_write(),
to make it clearer that it's an exclusive write-lock in
that case - suggested by Rik van Riel.

Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Paul Turner <pjt@google.com>
Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
Cc: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
Cc: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
include/linux/huge_mm.h
include/linux/rmap.h
mm/huge_memory.c
mm/ksm.c
mm/memory-failure.c
mm/migrate.c
mm/mmap.c
mm/mremap.c
mm/rmap.c