changeset 5422:263f2c796d6c

8024838: Significant slowdown due to transparent huge pages Summary: Don't turn on transparent huge pages (-XX:+UseTransparentHugePages) unless explicitly specified on the command line. This has the effect that large pages are never turned on Linux unless the user has explicitly enabled any of the large pages flags: -XX:+UseLargePages, -XX:+UseTransparentHugePages, -XX:+UseHugeTLBFS, and -XX:+UseSHM. Reviewed-by: jwilhelm, tschatzl, brutisso
author stefank
date Sat, 05 Oct 2013 10:14:58 +0200
parents 9b4d0569f2f4
children 8618e0d7735b
files src/os/linux/vm/globals_linux.hpp src/os/linux/vm/os_linux.cpp test/runtime/memory/LargePages/TestLargePagesFlags.java
diffstat 3 files changed, 411 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/src/os/linux/vm/globals_linux.hpp	Thu Oct 03 21:36:29 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/os/linux/vm/globals_linux.hpp	Sat Oct 05 10:14:58 2013 +0200
@@ -53,7 +53,7 @@
 // Defines Linux-specific default values. The flags are available on all
 // platforms, but they may have different default values on other platforms.
 //
-define_pd_global(bool, UseLargePages, true);
+define_pd_global(bool, UseLargePages, false);
 define_pd_global(bool, UseLargePagesIndividualAllocation, false);
 define_pd_global(bool, UseOSErrorReporting, false);
 define_pd_global(bool, UseThreadPriorities, true) ;
--- a/src/os/linux/vm/os_linux.cpp	Thu Oct 03 21:36:29 2013 +0200
+++ b/src/os/linux/vm/os_linux.cpp	Sat Oct 05 10:14:58 2013 +0200
@@ -3361,13 +3361,15 @@
   if (FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(UseHugeTLBFS) &&
       FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(UseSHM) &&
       FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(UseTransparentHugePages)) {
-    // If UseLargePages is specified on the command line try all methods,
-    // if it's default, then try only UseTransparentHugePages.
-    if (FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(UseLargePages)) {
-      UseTransparentHugePages = true;
-    } else {
-      UseHugeTLBFS = UseTransparentHugePages = UseSHM = true;
-    }
+
+    // The type of large pages has not been specified by the user.
+
+    // Try UseHugeTLBFS and then UseSHM.
+    UseHugeTLBFS = UseSHM = true;
+
+    // Don't try UseTransparentHugePages since there are known
+    // performance issues with it turned on. This might change in the future.
+    UseTransparentHugePages = false;
   }
 
   if (UseTransparentHugePages) {
@@ -3393,9 +3395,19 @@
 }
 
 void os::large_page_init() {
-  if (!UseLargePages) {
+  if (!UseLargePages &&
+      !UseTransparentHugePages &&
+      !UseHugeTLBFS &&
+      !UseSHM) {
+    // Not using large pages.
+    return;
+  }
+
+  if (!FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(UseLargePages) && !UseLargePages) {
+    // The user explicitly turned off large pages.
+    // Ignore the rest of the large pages flags.
+    UseTransparentHugePages = false;
     UseHugeTLBFS = false;
-    UseTransparentHugePages = false;
     UseSHM = false;
     return;
   }
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/test/runtime/memory/LargePages/TestLargePagesFlags.java	Sat Oct 05 10:14:58 2013 +0200
@@ -0,0 +1,389 @@
+/*
+ * Copyright (c) 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
+ *
+ * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+ * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.
+ *
+ * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+ * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+ * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
+ * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
+ * accompanied this code).
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
+ * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
+ * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
+ *
+ * Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
+ * or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
+ * questions.
+ */
+
+/* @test TestLargePagesFlags
+ * @summary Tests how large pages are choosen depending on the given large pages flag combinations.
+ * @library /testlibrary
+ * @run main TestLargePagesFlags
+ */
+
+import com.oracle.java.testlibrary.OutputAnalyzer;
+import com.oracle.java.testlibrary.Platform;
+import com.oracle.java.testlibrary.ProcessTools;
+import java.util.ArrayList;
+
+public class TestLargePagesFlags {
+
+  public static void main(String [] args) throws Exception {
+    if (!Platform.isLinux()) {
+      System.out.println("Skipping. TestLargePagesFlags has only been implemented for Linux.");
+      return;
+    }
+
+    testUseTransparentHugePages();
+    testUseHugeTLBFS();
+    testUseSHM();
+    testCombinations();
+  }
+
+  public static void testUseTransparentHugePages() throws Exception {
+    if (!canUse(UseTransparentHugePages(true))) {
+      System.out.println("Skipping testUseTransparentHugePages");
+      return;
+    }
+
+    // -XX:-UseLargePages overrides all other flags.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Explicitly turn on UseTransparentHugePages.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseTransparentHugePages(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Setting a specific large pages flag will turn
+    // off heuristics to choose large pages type.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Don't turn on UseTransparentHugePages
+    // unless the user explicitly asks for them.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false));
+  }
+
+  public static void testUseHugeTLBFS() throws Exception {
+    if (!canUse(UseHugeTLBFS(true))) {
+      System.out.println("Skipping testUseHugeTLBFS");
+      return;
+    }
+
+    // -XX:-UseLargePages overrides all other flags.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Explicitly turn on UseHugeTLBFS.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseHugeTLBFS(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Setting a specific large pages flag will turn
+    // off heuristics to choose large pages type.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Using UseLargePages will default to UseHugeTLBFS large pages.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(false));
+  }
+
+  public static void testUseSHM() throws Exception {
+    if (!canUse(UseSHM(true))) {
+      System.out.println("Skipping testUseSHM");
+      return;
+    }
+
+    // -XX:-UseLargePages overrides all other flags.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(false),
+           UseSHM(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Explicitly turn on UseSHM.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseSHM(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(true)) ;
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseSHM(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(true)) ;
+
+    // Setting a specific large pages flag will turn
+    // off heuristics to choose large pages type.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseSHM(false))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    // Setting UseLargePages can allow the system to choose
+    // UseHugeTLBFS instead of UseSHM, but never UseTransparentHugePages.
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false));
+  }
+
+  public static void testCombinations() throws Exception {
+    if (!canUse(UseSHM(true)) || !canUse(UseHugeTLBFS(true))) {
+      System.out.println("Skipping testUseHugeTLBFSAndUseSHMCombination");
+      return;
+    }
+
+    // UseHugeTLBFS takes precedence over SHM.
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(true));
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(false))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(false),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(false),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+
+    if (!canUse(UseTransparentHugePages(true))) {
+      return;
+    }
+
+    // UseTransparentHugePages takes precedence.
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+
+    new FlagTester()
+      .use(UseTransparentHugePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(true),
+           UseSHM(true))
+      .expect(
+           UseLargePages(true),
+           UseTransparentHugePages(true),
+           UseHugeTLBFS(false),
+           UseSHM(false));
+  }
+
+  private static class FlagTester {
+    private Flag [] useFlags;
+
+    public FlagTester use(Flag... useFlags) {
+      this.useFlags = useFlags;
+      return this;
+    }
+
+    public void expect(Flag... expectedFlags) throws Exception {
+      if (useFlags == null) {
+        throw new IllegalStateException("Must run use() before expect()");
+      }
+
+      OutputAnalyzer output = executeNewJVM(useFlags);
+
+      for (Flag flag : expectedFlags) {
+        System.out.println("Looking for: " + flag.flagString());
+        String strValue = output.firstMatch(".* " + flag.name() +  " .* :?= (\\S+).*", 1);
+
+        if (strValue == null) {
+          throw new RuntimeException("Flag " + flag.name() + " couldn't be found");
+        }
+
+        if (!flag.value().equals(strValue)) {
+          throw new RuntimeException("Wrong value for: " + flag.name()
+                                     + " expected: " + flag.value()
+                                     + " got: " + strValue);
+        }
+      }
+
+      output.shouldHaveExitValue(0);
+    }
+  }
+
+  private static OutputAnalyzer executeNewJVM(Flag... flags) throws Exception {
+    ArrayList<String> args = new ArrayList<>();
+    for (Flag flag : flags) {
+      args.add(flag.flagString());
+    }
+    args.add("-XX:+PrintFlagsFinal");
+    args.add("-version");
+
+    ProcessBuilder pb = ProcessTools.createJavaProcessBuilder(args.toArray(new String[args.size()]));
+    OutputAnalyzer output = new OutputAnalyzer(pb.start());
+
+    return output;
+  }
+
+  private static boolean canUse(Flag flag) {
+    try {
+      new FlagTester().use(flag).expect(flag);
+    } catch (Exception e) {
+      return false;
+    }
+
+    return true;
+  }
+
+  private static Flag UseLargePages(boolean value) {
+    return new BooleanFlag("UseLargePages", value);
+  }
+
+  private static Flag UseTransparentHugePages(boolean value) {
+    return new BooleanFlag("UseTransparentHugePages", value);
+  }
+
+  private static Flag UseHugeTLBFS(boolean value) {
+    return new BooleanFlag("UseHugeTLBFS", value);
+  }
+
+  private static Flag UseSHM(boolean value) {
+    return new BooleanFlag("UseSHM", value);
+  }
+
+  private static class BooleanFlag implements Flag {
+    private String name;
+    private boolean value;
+
+    BooleanFlag(String name, boolean value) {
+      this.name = name;
+      this.value = value;
+    }
+
+    public String flagString() {
+      return "-XX:" + (value ? "+" : "-") + name;
+    }
+
+    public String name() {
+      return name;
+    }
+
+    public String value() {
+      return Boolean.toString(value);
+    }
+  }
+
+  private static interface Flag {
+    public String flagString();
+    public String name();
+    public String value();
+  }
+}