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Re: [RFC PATCH 1/2] softirq: Account time and iteration stats per vector




On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:22:58PM -0800, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> >  asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
> >  {
> > -       unsigned long end = jiffies + MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME;
> > +       struct softirq_stat *sstat = this_cpu_ptr(&softirq_stat_cpu);
> >         unsigned long old_flags = current->flags;
> > -       int max_restart = MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART;
> >         struct softirq_action *h;
> >         bool in_hardirq;
> > -       __u32 pending;
> > +       __u32 pending, overrun = 0;
> >         int softirq_bit;
> >
> >         /*
> > @@ -262,6 +273,7 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
> >         __local_bh_disable_ip(_RET_IP_, SOFTIRQ_OFFSET);
> >         in_hardirq = lockdep_softirq_start();
> >
> > +       memzero_explicit(sstat, sizeof(*sstat));
> 
> If you clear sstat here, it means it does not need to be a per cpu
> variable, but an automatic one (defined on the stack)

That's right. But I thought it was bit large for the stack:

      struct {
          u64 time;
	  u64 count;
      } [NR_SOFTIRQS]

although arguably we are either using softirq stack or a fresh task one.

> 
> I presume we need a per cpu var to track cpu usage on last time window.
> 
> ( typical case of 99,000 IRQ per second, one packet delivered per IRQ,
> 10 usec spent per packet)

So should I account, like, per vector stats in a jiffy window for example? And apply
the limits on top of that?

> 
> 
> 
> >  restart:
> >         /* Reset the pending bitmask before enabling irqs */
> >         set_softirq_pending(0);
> > @@ -271,8 +283,10 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
> >         h = softirq_vec;
> >
> >         while ((softirq_bit = ffs(pending))) {
> > +               struct vector_stat *vstat;
> >                 unsigned int vec_nr;
> >                 int prev_count;
> > +               u64 startime;
> >
> >                 h += softirq_bit - 1;
> >
> > @@ -280,10 +294,18 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __softirq_entry __do_softirq(void)
> >                 prev_count = preempt_count();
> >
> >                 kstat_incr_softirqs_this_cpu(vec_nr);
> > +               vstat = &sstat->stat[vec_nr];
> >
> >                 trace_softirq_entry(vec_nr);
> > +               startime = local_clock();
> >                 h->action(h);
> > +               vstat->time += local_clock() - startime;
> 
> You might store local_clock() in a variable, so that we do not call
> local_clock() two times per ->action() called.

So you mean I keep the second local_clock() call for the next first call in the while
iteration, right? Yep that sounds possible.

> 
> 
> > +               vstat->count++;
> >                 trace_softirq_exit(vec_nr);
> > +
> > +               if (vstat->time > MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME || vstat->count > MAX_SOFTIRQ_RESTART)
> 
> If we trust local_clock() to be precise enough, we do not need to
> track vstat->count anymore.

That's what I was thinking. Should I keep MAX_SOFTIRQ_TIME to 2 ms BTW? It looks a bit long
to me.

Thanks.