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LOCK STATISTICS
- WHAT
As the name suggests, it provides statistics on locks.
- WHY
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.
__acquire
|
lock _____
| \
| __contended
| |
| <wait>
| _______/
|/
|
__acquired
|
.
<hold>
.
|
__release
|
unlock
lock, unlock - the regular lock functions
__* - the hooks
<> - states
With these hooks we provide the following statistics:
con-bounces - number of lock contention that involved x-cpu data
contentions - number of lock acquisitions that had to wait
wait time min - shortest (non-0) time we ever had to wait for a lock
max - longest time we ever had to wait for a lock
total - total time we spend waiting on this lock
acq-bounces - number of lock acquisitions that involved x-cpu data
acquisitions - number of times we took the lock
hold time min - shortest (non-0) time we ever held the lock
max - longest time we ever held the lock
total - total time this lock was held
From these number various other statistics can be derived, such as:
hold time average = hold time total / acquisitions
These numbers are gathered per lock class, per read/write state (when
applicable).
It also tracks 4 contention points per class. A contention point is a call site
that had to wait on lock acquisition.
- USAGE
Look at the current lock statistics:
( line numbers not part of actual output, done for clarity in the explanation
below )
# less /proc/lock_stat
01 lock_stat version 0.2
02 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
03 class name con-bounces contentions waittime-min waittime-max waittime-total acq-bounces acquisitions holdtime-min holdtime-max holdtime-total
04 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
05
06 &inode->i_data.tree_lock-W: 15 21657 0.18 1093295.30 11547131054.85 58 10415 0.16 87.51 6387.60
07 &inode->i_data.tree_lock-R: 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 23302 231198 0.25 8.45 98023.38
08 --------------------------
09 &inode->i_data.tree_lock 0 [<ffffffff8027c08f>] add_to_page_cache+0x5f/0x190
10
11 ...............................................................................................................................................................................................
12
13 dcache_lock: 1037 1161 0.38 45.32 774.51 6611 243371 0.15 306.48 77387.24
14 -----------
15 dcache_lock 180 [<ffffffff802c0d7e>] sys_getcwd+0x11e/0x230
16 dcache_lock 165 [<ffffffff802c002a>] d_alloc+0x15a/0x210
17 dcache_lock 33 [<ffffffff8035818d>] _atomic_dec_and_lock+0x4d/0x70
18 dcache_lock 1 [<ffffffff802beef8>] shrink_dcache_parent+0x18/0x130
This excerpt shows the first two lock class statistics. Line 01 shows the
output version - each time the format changes this will be updated. Line 02-04
show the header with column descriptions. Lines 05-10 and 13-18 show the actual
statistics. These statistics come in two parts; the actual stats separated by a
short separator (line 08, 14) from the contention points.
The first lock (05-10) is a read/write lock, and shows two lines above the
short separator. The contention points don't match the column descriptors,
they have two: contentions and [<IP>] symbol.
View the top contending locks:
# grep : /proc/lock_stat | head
&inode->i_data.tree_lock-W: 15 21657 0.18 1093295.30 11547131054.85 58 10415 0.16 87.51 6387.60
&inode->i_data.tree_lock-R: 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 23302 231198 0.25 8.45 98023.38
dcache_lock: 1037 1161 0.38 45.32 774.51 6611 243371 0.15 306.48 77387.24
&inode->i_mutex: 161 286 18446744073709 62882.54 1244614.55 3653 20598 18446744073709 62318.60 1693822.74
&zone->lru_lock: 94 94 0.53 7.33 92.10 4366 32690 0.29 59.81 16350.06
&inode->i_data.i_mmap_lock: 79 79 0.40 3.77 53.03 11779 87755 0.28 116.93 29898.44
&q->__queue_lock: 48 50 0.52 31.62 86.31 774 13131 0.17 113.08 12277.52
&rq->rq_lock_key: 43 47 0.74 68.50 170.63 3706 33929 0.22 107.99 17460.62
&rq->rq_lock_key#2: 39 46 0.75 6.68 49.03 2979 32292 0.17 125.17 17137.63
tasklist_lock-W: 15 15 1.45 10.87 32.70 1201 7390 0.58 62.55 13648.47
Clear the statistics:
# echo 0 > /proc/lock_stat
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