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From: Mel Gorman <mgorman@techsingularity.net>
To: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
Cc: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fsnotify: Rearrange fast path to minimise overhead when there is no watcher
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:59:20 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200610125920.GM3127@techsingularity.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAOQ4uxhbE46S65-icLhaJqT+jKqz-ZdX=Ypm9hAt9Paeb+huhQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Mon, Jun 08, 2020 at 11:39:26PM +0300, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> > Let me add your optimizations on top of my branch with the needed
> > adaptations and send you a branch for testing.
> 
> https://github.com/amir73il/linux/commits/fsnotify_name-for-mel
> 

Sorry for the delay getting back. The machine was busy with other tests
and it took a while to reach this on the queue. Fairly good news

hackbench-process-pipes
                              5.7.0                  5.7.0                  5.7.0                  5.7.0
                            vanilla      fastfsnotify-v1r1          amir-20200608           amir-for-mel
Amean     1       0.4837 (   0.00%)      0.4630 *   4.27%*      0.4967 *  -2.69%*      0.4680 (   3.24%)
Amean     3       1.5447 (   0.00%)      1.4557 (   5.76%)      1.6587 *  -7.38%*      1.4807 (   4.14%)
Amean     5       2.6037 (   0.00%)      2.4363 (   6.43%)      2.6400 (  -1.40%)      2.4900 (   4.37%)
Amean     7       3.5987 (   0.00%)      3.4757 (   3.42%)      3.9040 *  -8.48%*      3.5130 (   2.38%)
Amean     12      5.8267 (   0.00%)      5.6983 (   2.20%)      6.2593 (  -7.43%)      5.6967 (   2.23%)
Amean     18      8.4400 (   0.00%)      8.1327 (   3.64%)      8.9940 (  -6.56%)      7.7240 *   8.48%*
Amean     24     11.0187 (   0.00%)     10.0290 *   8.98%*     11.7247 *  -6.41%*      9.5793 *  13.06%*
Amean     30     13.1013 (   0.00%)     12.8510 (   1.91%)     14.0290 *  -7.08%*     12.1630 (   7.16%)
Amean     32     13.9190 (   0.00%)     13.2410 (   4.87%)     14.7140 *  -5.71%*     13.2457 *   4.84%*

First two sets of results are vanilla kernel and just my patch respectively
to have two baselines. amir-20200608 is the first git branch you pointed
me to and amir-for-mel is this latest branch. Comparing the optimisation
and your series, we get

hackbench-process-pipes
                              5.7.0                  5.7.0
                  fastfsnotify-v1r1           amir-for-mel
Amean     1       0.4630 (   0.00%)      0.4680 (  -1.08%)
Amean     3       1.4557 (   0.00%)      1.4807 (  -1.72%)
Amean     5       2.4363 (   0.00%)      2.4900 (  -2.20%)
Amean     7       3.4757 (   0.00%)      3.5130 (  -1.07%)
Amean     12      5.6983 (   0.00%)      5.6967 (   0.03%)
Amean     18      8.1327 (   0.00%)      7.7240 (   5.03%)
Amean     24     10.0290 (   0.00%)      9.5793 (   4.48%)
Amean     30     12.8510 (   0.00%)     12.1630 (   5.35%)
Amean     32     13.2410 (   0.00%)     13.2457 (  -0.04%)

As you can see, your patches with the optimisation layered on top is
comparable to just the optimisation on its own. It's not universally
better but it would not look like a regression when comparing releases.
The differences are mostly within the noise as there is some variability
involved for this workload so I would not worry too much about it (caveats
are other machines may be different as well as other workloads). A minor
issue is that this is probably a bisection hazard. If a series is merged
and LKP points the finger somewhere in the middle of your series then
I suggest you ask them to test the optimisation commit ID to see if the
regression goes away.

Thanks Amir.

-- 
Mel Gorman
SUSE Labs

  reply	other threads:[~2020-06-10 12:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-08 14:05 Mel Gorman
2020-06-08 15:03 ` Amir Goldstein
2020-06-08 16:06   ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-08 16:26     ` Amir Goldstein
2020-06-08 18:01       ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-08 18:12         ` Amir Goldstein
2020-06-08 20:39           ` Amir Goldstein
2020-06-10 12:59             ` Mel Gorman [this message]
2020-06-10 13:24               ` Amir Goldstein
2020-06-12  9:38                 ` Amir Goldstein
2020-06-12 12:42                   ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-08 15:19 ` Jan Kara
2020-06-08 16:50   ` Mel Gorman
2020-06-08 17:45     ` Amir Goldstein

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