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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] DM-CRYPT: Scale to multiple CPUs



Le lundi 31 mai 2010 à 18:04 +0200, Andi Kleen a écrit :
> DM-CRYPT: Scale to multiple CPUs
> 
> Currently dm-crypt does all encryption work per dmcrypt mapping in a
> single workqueue. This does not scale well when multiple CPUs
> are submitting IO at a high rate. The single CPU running the single
> thread cannot keep up with the encryption and encrypted IO performance
> tanks.
> 
> This patch changes the crypto workqueue to be per CPU. This means
> that as long as the IO submitter (or the interrupt target CPUs
> for reads) runs on different CPUs the encryption work will be also
> parallel.
> 
> To avoid a bottleneck on the IO worker I also changed those to be
> per CPU threads.
> 
> There is still some shared data, so I suspect some bouncing
> cache lines. But I haven't done a detailed study on that yet.
> 
> All the threads are global, not per CPU. That is to avoid a thread
> explosion on systems with a large number of CPUs and a larger
> number of dm-crypt mappings. The code takes care to avoid problems
> with nested mappings.
>     
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak linux intel com>


>  	/*
> +	 * Duplicated per cpu state. Access through
> +	 * per_cpu_ptr() only.
> +	 */
> +	struct crypt_cpu *cpu;
> +
> +	/*
>  	 * Layout of each crypto request:
>  	 *

Since commit e0fdb0e050eae331, we have a __percpu annotation so that
sparse can be augmented. This would also make the comment unnecessary...


We also have this_cpu_ accessors

> +       return per_cpu_ptr(cc->cpu, smp_processor_id());

	this_cpu_ptr(cc->cpu)

and __thic_cpu_ptr() for the 'raw' version


> +       __get_cpu_var(io_wq_cpu) = current;

	this_cpu_write(io_wq_cpu, current)



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