October 24, 2014

Improved InnoDB rw_lock patch

There is patch from Google to improve SMP performance , but for some workloads it showed for us reverse scalability.
E.g. update_key benchmark from sysbench. There are also results with Yasufumi’s rw_locks (http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=26442)

ThreadsStandard InnoDBGoogle smpfixYasufumi rw_lock
19700.2810601.969432.44
214355.6616673.3112783.58
416104.202669.396308.92
818507.55780.221854.43
1616178.09842.731601.05
3212337.502028.893274.13
647801.181911.944043.85

results are in tps, more are better

(result in tps, more is better)
The benchmark was made on 8cores box, and as you see for 4+ threads we have worse results than for 2 threads. That is was main reason why we did not include InnoDB smp fixes in our build yet.

Fortunately we get fixed version of Yasufumu’s rw_locks and you can download them there

The results for the same benchmark:

ThreadsStandard InnoDBYasufumi rw_lock ver 2
19700.289812.18
214355.6614602.46
416104.2018726.22
818507.5519099.80
1616178.0917470.22
3212337.5012407.24
647801.187669.73

And for other workloads new rw_locks show results comparable with Google’s smpfix, so we will include
innodb_rw_lock into our next -percona-highperf release

About Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim leads Percona's development group, which produces Percona Clould Tools, the Percona Server, Percona XraDB Cluster and Percona XtraBackup. He is an expert in solid-state storage, and has helped many hardware and software providers succeed in the MySQL market.

Comments

  1. Davy Campano says:

    Do you have any benchmarks from some of the other tests?

  2. Vadim says:

    Davy,

    We have benchmarks for DBT2, but results should be better prepared before we publishing them.

  3. Peter says:

    Many thanks to Yasufumi for his innodb_rw_lock patch. I was close to loosing my trust in FreeBSD before applying the patch. Running our 7G InnoDB database on MySql 5.0.67 on FreeBSD 7.0 on a 8core Box we had severe context-switching problems without the patch. After applying it it works like a charm. Close to no contentions left!

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