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Date:   Wed, 30 Aug 2017 21:30:07 +0900
From:   Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@...il.com>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:     Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@...il.com>,
        Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@....com>,
        Bart Van Assche <Bart.VanAssche@....com>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-block@...r.kernel.org" <linux-block@...r.kernel.org>,
        "martin.petersen@...cle.com" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>,
        "axboe@...nel.dk" <axboe@...nel.dk>,
        "linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org" <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>,
        "sfr@...b.auug.org.au" <sfr@...b.auug.org.au>,
        "linux-next@...r.kernel.org" <linux-next@...r.kernel.org>,
        kernel-team@....com
Subject: Re: possible circular locking dependency detected [was: linux-next:
 Tree for Aug 22]

Hello Peter,

On (08/30/17 10:47), Peter Zijlstra wrote:
[..]
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 10:42:07AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > 
> > So the overhead looks to be spread out over all sorts, which makes it
> > harder to find and fix.
> > 
> > stack unwinding is done lots and is fairly expensive, I've not yet
> > checked if crossrelease does too much of that.
> 
> Aah, we do an unconditional stack unwind for every __lock_acquire() now.
> It keeps a trace in the xhlocks[].
> 
> Does the below cure most of that overhead?

thanks.

mostly yes. the kernel is not so dramatically slower now. it's still
seems to be a bit slower, which is expected I suppose, but over all
it's much better

	real	1m35.209s
	user	4m12.467s
	sys	0m49.457s

// approx 10 seconds slower.

	-ss

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