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Documentation: Add statistics about nested locks

Explain what the trailing "/1" on some lock class names of
lock_stat output means.

Reviewed-by: Yong Zhang <yong.zhang0@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/4DD4F6C1.5090701@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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36 Documentation/lockstat.txt
@@ -12,8 +12,9 @@ Because things like lock contention can severely impact performance.
- HOW
Lockdep already has hooks in the lock functions and maps lock instances to
-lock classes. We build on that. The graph below shows the relation between
-the lock functions and the various hooks therein.
+lock classes. We build on that (see Documentation/lockdep-design.txt).
+The graph below shows the relation between the lock functions and the various
+hooks therein.
__acquire
|
@@ -128,6 +129,37 @@ points are the points we're contending with.
The integer part of the time values is in us.
+Dealing with nested locks, subclasses may appear:
+
+32...............................................................................................................................................................................................
+33
+34 &rq->lock: 13128 13128 0.43 190.53 103881.26 97454 3453404 0.00 401.11 13224683.11
+35 ---------
+36 &rq->lock 645 [<ffffffff8103bfc4>] task_rq_lock+0x43/0x75
+37 &rq->lock 297 [<ffffffff8104ba65>] try_to_wake_up+0x127/0x25a
+38 &rq->lock 360 [<ffffffff8103c4c5>] select_task_rq_fair+0x1f0/0x74a
+39 &rq->lock 428 [<ffffffff81045f98>] scheduler_tick+0x46/0x1fb
+40 ---------
+41 &rq->lock 77 [<ffffffff8103bfc4>] task_rq_lock+0x43/0x75
+42 &rq->lock 174 [<ffffffff8104ba65>] try_to_wake_up+0x127/0x25a
+43 &rq->lock 4715 [<ffffffff8103ed4b>] double_rq_lock+0x42/0x54
+44 &rq->lock 893 [<ffffffff81340524>] schedule+0x157/0x7b8
+45
+46...............................................................................................................................................................................................
+47
+48 &rq->lock/1: 11526 11488 0.33 388.73 136294.31 21461 38404 0.00 37.93 109388.53
+49 -----------
+50 &rq->lock/1 11526 [<ffffffff8103ed58>] double_rq_lock+0x4f/0x54
+51 -----------
+52 &rq->lock/1 5645 [<ffffffff8103ed4b>] double_rq_lock+0x42/0x54
+53 &rq->lock/1 1224 [<ffffffff81340524>] schedule+0x157/0x7b8
+54 &rq->lock/1 4336 [<ffffffff8103ed58>] double_rq_lock+0x4f/0x54
+55 &rq->lock/1 181 [<ffffffff8104ba65>] try_to_wake_up+0x127/0x25a
+
+Line 48 shows statistics for the second subclass (/1) of &rq->lock class
+(subclass starts from 0), since in this case, as line 50 suggests,
+double_rq_lock actually acquires a nested lock of two spinlocks.
+
View the top contending locks:
# grep : /proc/lock_stat | head

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