[RFC PATCH v2 0/10] makedumpfile: cyclic processing to keep memory consumption.
vgoyal at redhat.com
Wed Aug 29 08:35:39 EDT 2012
On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:50:31AM +0900, HATAYAMA Daisuke wrote:
> From: Atsushi Kumagai <kumagai-atsushi at mxc.nes.nec.co.jp>
> Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 0/10] makedumpfile: cyclic processing to keep memory consumption.
> Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:27:10 +0900
> > Hello HATAYAMA-san,
> > On Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:55:32 +0900 (JST)
> > HATAYAMA Daisuke <d.hatayama at jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:
> >> From: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal at redhat.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 0/10] makedumpfile: cyclic processing to keep memory consumption.
> >> Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:36:55 -0400
> >> > On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 05:39:38PM +0900, HATAYAMA Daisuke wrote:
> >> >
> >> > [..]
> >> >>
> >> >> I finished benchmarking filtering time and demonstrate the result.
> >> >> But I failed to collect amount of memory consumption by my mistake. If
> >> >> they are necessary, I'll again try to collect them. But we have 9 days
> >> >> vacation starting tommorow, so I'll do that after the vacation.
> >> >>
> > Thank you for your help.
> > Could you continue to measure amount of memory consumption ?
> Hello Kumagai-san, here is the benchmark result for the amount of
> actual memory consumption when there are multiple child processes
> using --split option.
Thanks for testing results. I had few questions.
- What's the objective of this testing? Are we just trying to figure out
memory footprint of makedumpfile in cyclic mode using struct page
filtering and compare with free list filtering?
- Why are we testing using --split option. How does that help. In kdump
kernel we boot only 1 cpu. And if all the dump files are being saved
to same disk, it might not give lot of performance boost.
Even if does give performance boost, this seems to be orthogonal to
the idea of going using struct page for filtering. Will single thread
dumping not give a good idea about memory footprint?
- What's the conclusion of below measurements and numbers.
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