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[v2,2/3] mm: gup: allow FOLL_PIN to scale in SMP

Message ID 20210507150553.208763-3-peterx@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series mm/gup: Fix pin page write cache bouncing on has_pinned | expand

Commit Message

Peter Xu May 7, 2021, 3:05 p.m. UTC
From: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>

has_pinned cannot be written by each pin-fast or it won't scale in
SMP. This isn't "false sharing" strictly speaking (it's more like
"true non-sharing"), but it creates the same SMP scalability
bottleneck of "false sharing".

To verify the improvement, below test is done on 40 cpus host with Intel(R)
Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v4 @ 2.20GHz (must be with CONFIG_GUP_TEST=y):

  $ sudo chrt -f 1 ./gup_test -a  -m 512 -j 40

Where we can get (average value for 40 threads):

  Old kernel: 477729.97 (+- 3.79%)
  New kernel:  89144.65 (+-11.76%)

On a similar condition with 256 cpus, this commits increases the SMP
scalability of pin_user_pages_fast() executed by different threads of the same
process by more than 4000%.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@redhat.com>
[peterx: rewrite commit message, add parentheses against "(A & B)"]
Reviewed-by: John Hubbard <jhubbard@nvidia.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Xu <peterx@redhat.com>
 mm/gup.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/mm/gup.c b/mm/gup.c
index 63a079e361a3d..9933bc5c2eff2 100644
--- a/mm/gup.c
+++ b/mm/gup.c
@@ -1292,7 +1292,7 @@  static __always_inline long __get_user_pages_locked(struct mm_struct *mm,
 		BUG_ON(*locked != 1);
-	if (flags & FOLL_PIN)
+	if ((flags & FOLL_PIN) && !atomic_read(&mm->has_pinned))
 		atomic_set(&mm->has_pinned, 1);
@@ -2617,7 +2617,7 @@  static int internal_get_user_pages_fast(unsigned long start,
 		return -EINVAL;
-	if (gup_flags & FOLL_PIN)
+	if ((gup_flags & FOLL_PIN) && !atomic_read(&current->mm->has_pinned))
 		atomic_set(&current->mm->has_pinned, 1);
 	if (!(gup_flags & FOLL_FAST_ONLY))