hisi_sas: improve performance by optimizing DQ locking

Bug #1774472 reported by dann frazier on 2018-05-31
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linux (Ubuntu)
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dann frazier
Bionic
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dann frazier

Bug Description

[Impact]
The way the driver deals with locking the DQ causes performance to suffer.

[Test Case]
Run iozone3 and validate performance is >= previous.

[Fix]
Once a DQ slot is allocated, it must be used. So, currently the driver locks the DQ while it builds and sends each task to the hardware, just in case there is a failure, so that it can reuse that slot. However - there is a point at which we the build/send is guaranteed to succeed, so we can release the lock at that point allowing new slots to be allocated.

[Regression Risk]
All fixes are localized to the hisi_sas drivers, which are drivers for the controllers in the hip06/hip07 SoCs, where we have directly tested these updates.

CVE References

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
dann frazier (dannf) on 2018-05-31
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → dann frazier (dannf)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-bionic' to 'verification-done-bionic'. If the problem still exists, change the tag 'verification-needed-bionic' to 'verification-failed-bionic'.

If verification is not done by 5 working days from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-bionic
dann frazier (dannf) wrote :

Verification:

Since current D06 systems aren't bootable with the previous kernel, I restricted my regression testing to D05. I ran iozone -a on the current and -proposed kernels, then compared the results visually using iozone-results-comparator. While the changes in read performance was all negligible, there were improvements across the board with the write and re-write tests.

tags: added: verification-done-bionic
removed: verification-needed-bionic
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.15.0-24.26

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linux (4.15.0-24.26) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-24.26 -proposed tracker (LP: #1776338)

  * Bionic update: upstream stable patchset 2018-06-06 (LP: #1775483)
    - drm: bridge: dw-hdmi: Fix overflow workaround for Amlogic Meson GX SoCs
    - i40e: Fix attach VF to VM issue
    - tpm: cmd_ready command can be issued only after granting locality
    - tpm: tpm-interface: fix tpm_transmit/_cmd kdoc
    - tpm: add retry logic
    - Revert "ath10k: send (re)assoc peer command when NSS changed"
    - bonding: do not set slave_dev npinfo before slave_enable_netpoll in
      bond_enslave
    - ipv6: add RTA_TABLE and RTA_PREFSRC to rtm_ipv6_policy
    - ipv6: sr: fix NULL pointer dereference in seg6_do_srh_encap()- v4 pkts
    - KEYS: DNS: limit the length of option strings
    - l2tp: check sockaddr length in pppol2tp_connect()
    - net: validate attribute sizes in neigh_dump_table()
    - llc: delete timers synchronously in llc_sk_free()
    - tcp: don't read out-of-bounds opsize
    - net: af_packet: fix race in PACKET_{R|T}X_RING
    - tcp: md5: reject TCP_MD5SIG or TCP_MD5SIG_EXT on established sockets
    - net: fix deadlock while clearing neighbor proxy table
    - team: avoid adding twice the same option to the event list
    - net/smc: fix shutdown in state SMC_LISTEN
    - team: fix netconsole setup over team
    - packet: fix bitfield update race
    - tipc: add policy for TIPC_NLA_NET_ADDR
    - pppoe: check sockaddr length in pppoe_connect()
    - vlan: Fix reading memory beyond skb->tail in skb_vlan_tagged_multi
    - amd-xgbe: Add pre/post auto-negotiation phy hooks
    - sctp: do not check port in sctp_inet6_cmp_addr
    - amd-xgbe: Improve KR auto-negotiation and training
    - strparser: Do not call mod_delayed_work with a timeout of LONG_MAX
    - amd-xgbe: Only use the SFP supported transceiver signals
    - strparser: Fix incorrect strp->need_bytes value.
    - net: sched: ife: signal not finding metaid
    - tcp: clear tp->packets_out when purging write queue
    - net: sched: ife: handle malformed tlv length
    - net: sched: ife: check on metadata length
    - llc: hold llc_sap before release_sock()
    - llc: fix NULL pointer deref for SOCK_ZAPPED
    - net: ethernet: ti: cpsw: fix tx vlan priority mapping
    - virtio_net: split out ctrl buffer
    - virtio_net: fix adding vids on big-endian
    - KVM: s390: force bp isolation for VSIE
    - s390: correct module section names for expoline code revert
    - microblaze: Setup dependencies for ASM optimized lib functions
    - commoncap: Handle memory allocation failure.
    - scsi: mptsas: Disable WRITE SAME
    - cdrom: information leak in cdrom_ioctl_media_changed()
    - m68k/mac: Don't remap SWIM MMIO region
    - block/swim: Check drive type
    - block/swim: Don't log an error message for an invalid ioctl
    - block/swim: Remove extra put_disk() call from error path
    - block/swim: Rename macros to avoid inconsistent inverted logic
    - block/swim: Select appropriate drive on device open
    - block/swim: Fix array bounds check
    - block/swim: Fix IO error at end of medium
    -...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 4.15.0-29.31

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linux (4.15.0-29.31) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-29.31 -proposed tracker (LP: #1782173)

  * [SRU Bionic][Cosmic] kernel panic in ipmi_ssif at msg_done_handler
    (LP: #1777716)
    - ipmi_ssif: Fix kernel panic at msg_done_handler

  * Update to ocxl driver for 18.04.1 (LP: #1775786)
    - misc: ocxl: use put_device() instead of device_unregister()
    - powerpc: Add TIDR CPU feature for POWER9
    - powerpc: Use TIDR CPU feature to control TIDR allocation
    - powerpc: use task_pid_nr() for TID allocation
    - ocxl: Rename pnv_ocxl_spa_remove_pe to clarify it's action
    - ocxl: Expose the thread_id needed for wait on POWER9
    - ocxl: Add an IOCTL so userspace knows what OCXL features are available
    - ocxl: Document new OCXL IOCTLs
    - ocxl: Fix missing unlock on error in afu_ioctl_enable_p9_wait()

  * Critical upstream bugfix missing in Ubuntu 18.04 - frequent Xorg crash after
    suspend (LP: #1776887)
    - ocxl: Document the OCXL_IOCTL_GET_METADATA IOCTL

  * Hard LOCKUP observed on stressing Ubuntu 18 04 (LP: #1777194)
    - powerpc: use NMI IPI for smp_send_stop
    - powerpc: Fix smp_send_stop NMI IPI handling

  * IPL: ppc64_cpu --frequency hang with INFO: rcu_sched detected stalls on
    CPUs/tasks on w34 and wsbmc016 with 920.1714.20170330n (LP: #1773964)
    - rtc: opal: Fix OPAL RTC driver OPAL_BUSY loops

  * [Regression] EXT4-fs error (device sda2): ext4_validate_block_bitmap:383:
    comm stress-ng: bg 4705: bad block bitmap checksum (LP: #1781709)
    - SAUCE: Revert "UBUNTU: SAUCE: ext4: fix ext4_validate_inode_bitmap: comm
      stress-ng: Corrupt inode bitmap"
    - SAUCE: ext4: check for allocation block validity with block group locked

linux (4.15.0-28.30) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-28.30 -proposed tracker (LP: #1781433)

  * Cannot set MTU higher than 1500 in Xen instance (LP: #1781413)
    - xen-netfront: Fix mismatched rtnl_unlock
    - xen-netfront: Update features after registering netdev

linux (4.15.0-27.29) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-27.29 -proposed tracker (LP: #1781062)

  * [Regression] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_validate_inode_bitmap:99:
    comm stress-ng: Corrupt inode bitmap (LP: #1780137)
    - SAUCE: ext4: fix ext4_validate_inode_bitmap: comm stress-ng: Corrupt inode
      bitmap

linux (4.15.0-26.28) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-26.28 -proposed tracker (LP: #1780112)

  * failure to boot with linux-image-4.15.0-24-generic (LP: #1779827) // Cloud-
    init causes potentially huge boot delays with 4.15 kernels (LP: #1780062)
    - random: Make getrandom() ready earlier

linux (4.15.0-25.27) bionic; urgency=medium

  * linux: 4.15.0-25.27 -proposed tracker (LP: #1779354)

  * hisi_sas_v3_hw: internal task abort: timeout and not done. (LP: #1777736)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: Update a couple of register settings for v3 hw

  * hisi_sas: Add missing PHY spinlock init (LP: #1777734)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: Add missing PHY spinlock init

  * hisi_sas: improve read performance by pre-allocating slot DMA buffers
    (LP: #1777727)
    - scsi: hisi_sas: use dma_zalloc_cohe...

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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