[PATCH v3 4/7] squashfs: make use of local lock in multi_cpu decompressor

From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
Date: Wed May 27 2020 - 16:11:41 EST

From: Julia Cartwright <julia@xxxxxx>

The squashfs multi CPU decompressor makes use of get_cpu_ptr() to
acquire a pointer to per-CPU data. get_cpu_ptr() implicitly disables
preemption which serializes the access to the per-CPU data.

But decompression can take quite some time depending on the size. The
observed preempt disabled times in real world scenarios went up to 8ms,
causing massive wakeup latencies. This happens on all CPUs as the
decompression is fully parallelized.

Replace the implicit preemption control with an explicit local lock.
This allows RT kernels to substitute it with a real per CPU lock, which
serializes the access but keeps the code section preemptible. On non RT
kernels this maps to preempt_disable() as before, i.e. no functional

[ bigeasy: Use local_lock(), patch description]

Cc: Phillip Lougher <phillip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Alexander Stein <alexander.stein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Julia Cartwright <julia@xxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Alexander Stein <alexander.stein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
fs/squashfs/decompressor_multi_percpu.c | 21 ++++++++++++++-------
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/squashfs/decompressor_multi_percpu.c b/fs/squashfs/decompressor_multi_percpu.c
index 2a2a2d106440e..e206ebfe003ca 100644
--- a/fs/squashfs/decompressor_multi_percpu.c
+++ b/fs/squashfs/decompressor_multi_percpu.c
@@ -8,6 +8,7 @@
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/percpu.h>
#include <linux/buffer_head.h>
+#include <linux/local_lock.h>

#include "squashfs_fs.h"
#include "squashfs_fs_sb.h"
@@ -20,7 +21,8 @@

struct squashfs_stream {
- void *stream;
+ void *stream;
+ local_lock_t lock;

void *squashfs_decompressor_create(struct squashfs_sb_info *msblk,
@@ -41,6 +43,7 @@ void *squashfs_decompressor_create(struct squashfs_sb_info *msblk,
err = PTR_ERR(stream->stream);
goto out;
+ local_lock_init(&stream->lock);

@@ -75,12 +78,16 @@ void squashfs_decompressor_destroy(struct squashfs_sb_info *msblk)
int squashfs_decompress(struct squashfs_sb_info *msblk, struct buffer_head **bh,
int b, int offset, int length, struct squashfs_page_actor *output)
- struct squashfs_stream __percpu *percpu =
- (struct squashfs_stream __percpu *) msblk->stream;
- struct squashfs_stream *stream = get_cpu_ptr(percpu);
- int res = msblk->decompressor->decompress(msblk, stream->stream, bh, b,
- offset, length, output);
- put_cpu_ptr(stream);
+ struct squashfs_stream *stream;
+ int res;
+ local_lock(&msblk->stream->lock);
+ stream = this_cpu_ptr(msblk->stream);
+ res = msblk->decompressor->decompress(msblk, stream->stream, bh, b,
+ offset, length, output);
+ local_unlock(&msblk->stream->lock);

if (res < 0)
ERROR("%s decompression failed, data probably corrupt\n",