[RFT,v3,1/4] ACPICA: Take deferred unmapping of memory into account

Message ID 2545526.8MO9PuLXVt@kreacher
State New
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  • ACPI: ACPICA / OSL: Avoid unmapping ACPI memory inside of the AML interpreter
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Rafael J. Wysocki June 26, 2020, 5:31 p.m.
From: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>

The ACPI OS layer in Linux uses RCU to protect the walkers of the
list of ACPI memory mappings from seeing an inconsistent state
while it is being updated.  Among other situations, that list can
be walked in (NMI and non-NMI) interrupt context, so using a
sleeping lock to protect it is not an option.

However, performance issues related to the RCU usage in there
appear, as described by Dan Williams:

"Recently a performance problem was reported for a process invoking
a non-trival ASL program. The method call in this case ends up
repetitively triggering a call path like:


The end result of frequent synchronize_rcu_expedited() invocation is
tiny sub-millisecond spurts of execution where the scheduler freely
migrates this apparently sleepy task. The overhead of frequent
scheduler invocation multiplies the execution time by a factor
of 2-3X."

The source of this is that acpi_ex_system_memory_space_handler()
unmaps the memory mapping currently cached by it at the access time
if that mapping doesn't cover the memory area being accessed.
Consequently, if there is a memory opregion with two fields
separated from each other by an unused chunk of address space that
is large enough for not being covered by a single mapping, and they
happen to be used in an alternating pattern, the unmapping will
occur on every acpi_ex_system_memory_space_handler() invocation for
that memory opregion and that will lead to significant overhead.

To address that, acpi_os_unmap_memory() provided by Linux can be
modified so as to avoid unmapping the memory region matching the
address range at hand right away and queue it up for later removal.

However, that requires the deferred unmapping of unused memory
regions to be carried out at least occasionally, so modify
ACPICA to do that by invoking a new OS layer function,
acpi_os_release_unused_mappings(), for this purpose every time
the AML interpreter is exited.

For completeness, also call that function from
acpi_db_test_all_objects() after all of the fields have been

Reported-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael.j.wysocki@intel.com>
 drivers/acpi/acpica/dbtest.c  | 4 ++++
 drivers/acpi/acpica/exutils.c | 2 ++
 include/acpi/acpiosxf.h       | 4 ++++
 3 files changed, 10 insertions(+)


diff --git a/drivers/acpi/acpica/dbtest.c b/drivers/acpi/acpica/dbtest.c
index 6db44a5ac786..55931daa1779 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/acpica/dbtest.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/acpica/dbtest.c
@@ -220,6 +220,10 @@  static void acpi_db_test_all_objects(void)
 	(void)acpi_walk_namespace(ACPI_TYPE_ANY, ACPI_ROOT_OBJECT,
 				  ACPI_UINT32_MAX, acpi_db_test_one_object,
 				  NULL, NULL, NULL);
+	/* Release memory mappings that are not needed any more. */
+	acpi_os_release_unused_mappings();
diff --git a/drivers/acpi/acpica/exutils.c b/drivers/acpi/acpica/exutils.c
index 8fefa6feac2f..ae2030095b63 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/acpica/exutils.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/acpica/exutils.c
@@ -106,6 +106,8 @@  void acpi_ex_exit_interpreter(void)
 			    "Could not release AML Interpreter mutex"));
+	acpi_os_release_unused_mappings();
diff --git a/include/acpi/acpiosxf.h b/include/acpi/acpiosxf.h
index 33bb8c9a089d..0efe2d1725e2 100644
--- a/include/acpi/acpiosxf.h
+++ b/include/acpi/acpiosxf.h
@@ -187,6 +187,10 @@  void *acpi_os_map_memory(acpi_physical_address where, acpi_size length);
 void acpi_os_unmap_memory(void *logical_address, acpi_size size);
+#ifndef ACPI_USE_ALTERNATE_PROTOTYPE_acpi_os_release_unused_mappings
+#define acpi_os_release_unused_mappings()	do { } while (FALSE)
 #ifndef ACPI_USE_ALTERNATE_PROTOTYPE_acpi_os_get_physical_address
 acpi_os_get_physical_address(void *logical_address,