Commit 7a1ac526 authored by Committed by David S. Miller
[SPARC64]: Fix and re-enable dynamic TSB sizing.
This is good for up to %50 performance improvement of some test cases. The problem has been the race conditions, and hopefully I've plugged them all up here. 1) There was a serious race in switch_mm() wrt. lazy TLB switching to and from kernel threads. We could erroneously skip a tsb_context_switch() and thus use a stale TSB across a TSB grow event. There is a big comment now in that function describing exactly how it can happen. 2) All code paths that do something with the TSB need to be guarded with the mm->context.lock spinlock. This makes page table flushing paths properly synchronize with both TSB growing and TLB context changes. 3) TSB growing events are moved to the end of successful fault processing. Previously it was in update_mmu_cache() but that is deadlock prone. At the end of do_sparc64_fault() we hold no spinlocks that could deadlock the TSB grow sequence. We also have dropped the address space semaphore. While we're here, add prefetching to the copy_tsb() routine and put it in assembler into the tsb.S file. This piece of code is quite time critical. There are some small negative side effects to this code which can be improved upon. In particular we grab the mm->context.lock even for the tsb insert done by update_mmu_cache() now and that's a bit excessive. We can get rid of that locking, and the same lock taking in flush_tsb_user(), by disabling PSTATE_IE around the whole operation including the capturing of the tsb pointer and tsb_nentries value. That would work because anyone growing the TSB won't free up the old TSB until all cpus respond to the TSB change cross call. I'm not quite so confident in that optimization to put it in right now, but eventually we might be able to and the description is here for reference. This code seems very solid now. It passes several parallel GCC bootstrap builds, and our favorite "nut cruncher" stress test which is a full "make -j8192" build of a "make allmodconfig" kernel. That puts about 256 processes on each cpu's run queue, makes lots of process cpu migrations occur, causes lots of page table and TLB flushing activity, incurs many context version number changes, and it swaps the machine real far out to disk even though there is 16GB of ram on this test system. :-) Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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