Hi Sokolov -- I tried your patch. I only had time for doing a few points on power8. pgbench rw on two sockets is awesome! Keeps getting more throughput as threads are added -- in contrast to base and my prototype. I did not run single socket pgbench.
Hammerdb, 1 socket was in the same ballpark as the base, but slightly lower. 2 socket was also in the same ballpark as the base, again slightly lower. I did not do a series of points (just one at the previous "sweet spot"), so the "final" results may be better, The ProcArrayLock multiple parts was lower except in two socket case. The performance data I collected for your patch on hammerdb showed the same sort of issues as the base. I don't see much point in combining the two because of the ProcArrayLock down side -- that is, single socket. poor performance. Unless we could come up with some heuristic to use one part on light loads and two on heavy (and still stay correct), then I don't see it ... With the combination, what I think we would see is awesome pgbench rw, awesome hammerdb 2 socket performance, and degraded single socket hammerdb. Jim From: Sokolov Yura <y.soko...@postgrespro.ru> To: Jim Van Fleet <vanfl...@us.ibm.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 06/05/2017 03:28 PM Subject: Re: [HACKERS] HACKERS[PROPOSAL] split ProcArrayLock into multiple parts Sent by: pgsql-hackers-ow...@postgresql.org Excuse me, Jim. I was tired and misunderstand proposal: I thought of ProcArray sharding, but proposal is about ProcArrayLock sharding. BTW, I just posted improvement to LWLock: https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/2968c0be065baab8865c4c95de3f435c%40postgrespro.ru Would you mind to test against that and together with that? 5 июня 2017 г. 11:11 PM пользователь Sokolov Yura <y.soko...@postgrespro.ru> написал: Hi, Jim. How do you ensure of transaction order? Example: - you lock shard A and gather info. You find transaction T1 in-progress. - Then you unlock shard A. - T1 completes. T2, that depends on T1, also completes. But T2 was on shard B. - you lock shard B, and gather info from. - You didn't saw T2 as in progress, so you will lookup into clog then and will find it as commited. Now you see T2 as commited, but T1 as in-progress - clear violation of transaction order. Probably you've already solved this issue. If so it would be great to learn the solution. 5 июня 2017 г. 10:30 PM пользователь Jim Van Fleet <vanfl...@us.ibm.com> написал: Hi, I have been experimenting with splitting the ProcArrayLock into parts. That is, to Acquire the ProcArrayLock in shared mode, it is only necessary to acquire one of the parts in shared mode; to acquire the lock in exclusive mode, all of the parts must be acquired in exclusive mode. For those interested, I have attached a design description of the change. This approach has been quite successful on large systems with the hammerdb benchmark.With a prototype based on 10 master source and running on power8 (model 8335-GCA with 2sockets, 20 core) hammerdb improved by 16%; On intel (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20GHz, 2 socket, 44 core) with 9.6 base and prototype hammerdb improved by 4%. (attached is a set of spreadsheets for power8. The down side is that on smaller configurations (single socket) where there is less "lock thrashing" in the storage subsystem and there are multiple Lwlocks to take for an exclusive acquire, there is a decided downturn in performance. On hammerdb, the prototype was 6% worse than the base on a single socket power configuration. If there is interest in this approach, I will submit a patch. Jim Van Fleet