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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS profiling result



Hi Dave,
you might also want to have a look at:
http://www.opensharedroot.org/Members/marc/blog/blog-on-dlm/red-hat-dlm-__find_lock_by_id/oprofile-analysis
Perhaps you have something to add there as well.
Thanks
Marc.
On Wednesday 12 September 2007 22:45:25 David Teigland wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 10:58:40AM +0200, Mark Hlawatschek wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > during a performance analysis and tuning session, I did some profiling
> > with oprofile on GFS and dlm.
> > I got some weird results ...
> >
> > The installed software is:
> > RHEL4u5, kernel 2.6.9-55.0.2.ELsmp
> > GFS:  2.6.9-72.2.0.2
> > DLM: 2.6.9-46.16.0.1
> >
> > The configuration includes 2 clusternodes.
> >
> > I put the following load on one cluster node:
> >
> > 100 processes are doing in parallel:
> > - create 1000 files with 100kb size each (ie altogether we have 100.000
> > files) - flock 1000 files
> > - unlink 1000 files.
> >
> > The following oprofile output shows, that the system spends about 49%
> > (75%*65%*) of the time in gfs_unlinked_get.
> > Looking into the code whe can see, that this is related to unlinked.c:
> >      53 9394211 58.7081 :                       ul = list_entry(tmp,
> > struct gfs_unlinked, ul_list);
> >
> > It can also be observed, that dlm spends more than 50% of its time in
> > searching for hashes...
> >
> > Is this the expected behaviour or can this be tuned somewhere ?
>
> Thanks for doing this, it's very interesting.  For the dlm
> search_hashchain, could you try changing rsbtbl_size to 1024 (the default
> is 256).  echo 1024 > /proc/.../rsbtbl_size after loading the dlm module,
> but before the lockspace is created.
>
> For gfs, I haven't looked very closely, but the linked list could probably
> be simply turned into a hash table.  We'd want to study it more closely to
> make sure that the long non-hashed list is really the right thing to fix
> (i.e. we don't want to just fix a symptom of something else).
>
> Dave
>
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