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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:35:40 -0800
From:   tip-bot for James Yang <tipbot@...or.com>
To:     linux-tip-commits@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     hpa@...or.com, kim.phillips@....com, james.yang@....com,
        mingo@...nel.org, tglx@...utronix.de, acme@...hat.com,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, dave@...olabs.net
Subject: [tip:perf/core] perf bench futex: Sync waker threads

Commit-ID:  8085e5ab41dadce558808b4186a6ea9d0862d3c0
Gitweb:     https://git.kernel.org/tip/8085e5ab41dadce558808b4186a6ea9d0862d3c0
Author:     James Yang <james.yang@....com>
AuthorDate: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 20:21:01 -0800
Committer:  Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...hat.com>
CommitDate: Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:23:44 -0300

perf bench futex: Sync waker threads

Waker threads in the futex wake-parallel benchmark are started by a loop
using pthread_create().  However, there is no synchronization for when
the waker threads wake the waiting threads.  Comparison of the waker
threads' measurement timestamps show they are not all running
concurrently because older waker threads finish their task before newer
waker threads even start.

This patch uses a barrier to better synchronize the waker threads.

Signed-off-by: James Yang <james.yang@....com
Cc: Kim Phillips <kim.phillips@....com>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171127042101.3659-4-dave@stgolabs.net
Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <dave@...olabs.net>
[ Disable the wake-parallel test for systems without pthread_barrier_t ]
Signed-off-by: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@...hat.com>
---
 tools/perf/bench/futex-wake-parallel.c | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++--
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/perf/bench/futex-wake-parallel.c b/tools/perf/bench/futex-wake-parallel.c
index 4488c27..69d8fdc 100644
--- a/tools/perf/bench/futex-wake-parallel.c
+++ b/tools/perf/bench/futex-wake-parallel.c
@@ -7,7 +7,17 @@
  * for each individual thread to service its share of work. Ultimately
  * it can be used to measure futex_wake() changes.
  */
+#include "bench.h"
+#include <linux/compiler.h>
+#include "../util/debug.h"
 
+#ifndef HAVE_PTHREAD_BARRIER
+int bench_futex_wake_parallel(int argc __maybe_unused, const char **argv __maybe_unused)
+{
+	pr_err("%s: pthread_barrier_t unavailable, disabling this test...\n", __func__);
+	return 0;
+}
+#else /* HAVE_PTHREAD_BARRIER */
 /* For the CLR_() macros */
 #include <string.h>
 #include <pthread.h>
@@ -15,11 +25,9 @@
 #include <signal.h>
 #include "../util/stat.h"
 #include <subcmd/parse-options.h>
-#include <linux/compiler.h>
 #include <linux/kernel.h>
 #include <linux/time64.h>
 #include <errno.h>
-#include "bench.h"
 #include "futex.h"
 #include "cpumap.h"
 
@@ -43,6 +51,7 @@ static bool done = false, silent = false, fshared = false;
 static unsigned int nblocked_threads = 0, nwaking_threads = 0;
 static pthread_mutex_t thread_lock;
 static pthread_cond_t thread_parent, thread_worker;
+static pthread_barrier_t barrier;
 static struct stats waketime_stats, wakeup_stats;
 static unsigned int threads_starting;
 static int futex_flag = 0;
@@ -65,6 +74,8 @@ static void *waking_workerfn(void *arg)
 	struct thread_data *waker = (struct thread_data *) arg;
 	struct timeval start, end;
 
+	pthread_barrier_wait(&barrier);
+
 	gettimeofday(&start, NULL);
 
 	waker->nwoken = futex_wake(&futex, nwakes, futex_flag);
@@ -85,6 +96,8 @@ static void wakeup_threads(struct thread_data *td, pthread_attr_t thread_attr)
 
 	pthread_attr_setdetachstate(&thread_attr, PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE);
 
+	pthread_barrier_init(&barrier, NULL, nwaking_threads + 1);
+
 	/* create and block all threads */
 	for (i = 0; i < nwaking_threads; i++) {
 		/*
@@ -97,9 +110,13 @@ static void wakeup_threads(struct thread_data *td, pthread_attr_t thread_attr)
 			err(EXIT_FAILURE, "pthread_create");
 	}
 
+	pthread_barrier_wait(&barrier);
+
 	for (i = 0; i < nwaking_threads; i++)
 		if (pthread_join(td[i].worker, NULL))
 			err(EXIT_FAILURE, "pthread_join");
+
+	pthread_barrier_destroy(&barrier);
 }
 
 static void *blocked_workerfn(void *arg __maybe_unused)
@@ -303,3 +320,4 @@ int bench_futex_wake_parallel(int argc, const char **argv)
 	free(blocked_worker);
 	return ret;
 }
+#endif /* HAVE_PTHREAD_BARRIER */

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