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Below is the list of issues found
 
Below is the list of issues found
 
== Images IO ==
 
 
Too many write-s and read-s. Each small object issues a write/read request into file. Need to improve.
 
  
 
== Dump ==
 
== Dump ==
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   1438 openat(4, "map-symlink", O_RDONLY) = 5
 
   1438 openat(4, "map-symlink", O_RDONLY) = 5
 
     11 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/proc/$pid/map_files", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY|O_CLOEXEC) = 4
 
     11 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/proc/$pid/map_files", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY|O_CLOEXEC) = 4
 
=== <code>parasite_fuxup_vdso</code> ===
 
 
The 2nd longest routine. It takes ~ 0.07 seconds on dump.
 
 
=== Too many readlink-s ===
 
 
Some files are readlinked 3-4 times in a row.
 
 
  
 
== Restore ==
 
== Restore ==
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* Maping vma                      15%
 
* Maping vma                      15%
  
=== Parse maps instead of smaps ===
 
  
When parsing self maps for restorer hint, it's enough to read smaller /proc/self/maps
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=== Opening files for mappings ===
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The <code>get_filemap_fd()</code> opens new fd every time. If a file is mapped several
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times (e.g. -- a library) we can share one fd for that.
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=== Staging ===
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When restoring a single task CRIU uses [[stages of restoring]] which slows things down. Need either special-care the single task restore, or introduce fine-grained locking for such things.
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[[Category: Development]]
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[[Category: Thinkers]]

Latest revision as of 20:48, 10 December 2015

Written here are performance issues found.

Timing stats of live migration of a small container with 11 tasks is

  • Total time ~3.5 seconds
  • Frozen time ~3.0 seconds
    • Pre-dump stages ~0.5 seconds each
    • Restore time ~1.9 seconds
    • Images transfer time ~0.3 seconds

Below is the list of issues found

Dump[edit]

Surprisingly, but the mem-drain time is not the biggest. It's "only" ~0.02 seconds. There are places in code that take longer.

parse_smaps[edit]

Time spent in this routine is up to 0.2 seconds on dump. This one exploits /proc heavily. For a container with 11 tasks the syscall stats look like

   834 read
  1451 fstat
  1462 close
  1642 openat

while opens and stats happen on

   193 openat(4, "map-symlink", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
  1438 openat(4, "map-symlink", O_RDONLY) = 5
    11 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/proc/$pid/map_files", O_RDONLY|O_NONBLOCK|O_DIRECTORY|O_CLOEXEC) = 4

Restore[edit]

Fork vs VMA restore[edit]

We restore task's mappings before it goes forking to handle COW. This effectively serializes forking.

Restoring VMAs[edit]

There are 4 stages in VMA restore. Relative times of each are below

  • Reading images 1%
  • Mapping huuge premap area << 1%
  • (Re-)mapping sub-areas 73%
  • Filling area with data 26%

The 3rd stage has two parts. With timings:

  • Opening filemap fd 85%
  • Maping vma 15%


Opening files for mappings[edit]

The get_filemap_fd() opens new fd every time. If a file is mapped several times (e.g. -- a library) we can share one fd for that.

Staging[edit]

When restoring a single task CRIU uses stages of restoring which slows things down. Need either special-care the single task restore, or introduce fine-grained locking for such things.