[PATCH] slub: move synchronize_sched out of slab_mutex on shrink

Colin Ian King colin.king at canonical.com
Fri Dec 16 17:35:31 UTC 2016

On 15/12/16 09:00, Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 02:29:10PM +0000, Colin King wrote:
>> From: Vladimir Davydov <vdavydov.dev at gmail.com>
>> BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1649905
>> synchronize_sched() is a heavy operation and calling it per each cache
>> owned by a memory cgroup being destroyed may take quite some time.  What
>> is worse, it's currently called under the slab_mutex, stalling all works
>> doing cache creation/destruction.
>> Actually, there isn't much point in calling synchronize_sched() for each
>> cache - it's enough to call it just once - after setting cpu_partial for
>> all caches and before shrinking them.  This way, we can also move it out
>> of the slab_mutex, which we have to hold for iterating over the slab
>> cache list.
> [...]
> What series is this targeted to?

Yakkety SRU and Zesty

> Thanks.
> Cascardo.

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