ipc: remove bogus lock comment for ipc_checkid
authorDavidlohr Bueso <davidlohr.bueso@hp.com>
Wed, 1 May 2013 02:15:14 +0000 (19:15 -0700)
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Wed, 1 May 2013 15:12:57 +0000 (08:12 -0700)
commit7bb4deff61bdab3338534841cb6d0508314a41d6
tree2a3be8bf66313a085b9e7c084bbcee5cad8a9b2a
parent1e3c941c52eab70c8acb2f77829c24673445c858
ipc: remove bogus lock comment for ipc_checkid

This series makes the sysv semaphore code more scalable, by reducing the
time the semaphore lock is held, and making the locking more scalable for
semaphore arrays with multiple semaphores.

The first four patches were written by Davidlohr Buesso, and reduce the
hold time of the semaphore lock.

The last three patches change the sysv semaphore code locking to be more
fine grained, providing a performance boost when multiple semaphores in a
semaphore array are being manipulated simultaneously.

On a 24 CPU system, performance numbers with the semop-multi
test with N threads and N semaphores, look like this:

vanilla Davidlohr's Davidlohr's + Davidlohr's +
threads patches rwlock patches v3 patches
10 610652 726325 1783589 2142206
20 341570 365699 1520453 1977878
30 288102 307037 1498167 2037995
40 290714 305955 1612665 2256484
50 288620 312890 1733453 2650292
60 289987 306043 1649360 2388008
70 291298 306347 1723167 2717486
80 290948 305662 1729545 2763582
90 290996 306680 1736021 2757524
100 292243 306700 1773700 3059159

This patch:

There is no reason to be holding the ipc lock while reading ipcp->seq,
hence remove misleading comment.

Also simplify the return value for the function.

Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <davidlohr.bueso@hp.com>
Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Chegu Vinod <chegu_vinod@hp.com>
Cc: Emmanuel Benisty <benisty.e@gmail.com>
Cc: Jason Low <jason.low2@hp.com>
Cc: Michel Lespinasse <walken@google.com>
Cc: Peter Hurley <peter@hurleysoftware.com>
Cc: Stanislav Kinsbursky <skinsbursky@parallels.com>
Tested-by: Sedat Dilek <sedat.dilek@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
ipc/util.h