Re: [PATCH v2] futex: lower the lock contention on the HB lock during wake up

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Wed Jun 17 2015 - 10:17:19 EST

On Wed, 2015-06-17 at 10:33 +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> wake_futex_pi() wakes the task before releasing the hash bucket lock
> (HB). The first thing the woken up task usually does is to acquire the
> lock which requires the HB lock. On SMP Systems this leads to blocking
> on the HB lock which is released by the owner shortly after.
> This patch rearranges the unlock path by first releasing the HB lock and
> then waking up the task.
> [bigeasy: redo ontop of lockless wake-queues]
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

4.1-rc8-rt4 contains this via 4.0-rt4, and seems fine on my 64 core
DL980. I ran a few iterations of futextests and stockfish, then mixed
two loops of futextest at different rt prios, with stockfish also rt,
and ltplight as tossed in as... crack filler. Box is still doing that,
is way too busy, but not griping about it.


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