[erlang-questions] Improve performance of IO bounded server written in Erlang via having pollset for each scheduler and bind port to scheduler together with process

Zabrane Mickael <>
Thu Jul 12 13:09:02 CEST 2012


For all using ab or siege, I strongly advice you to move to a better tool.
The best one for now which support theadings and the fast libev is weighttp (from Lighttpd webserver project):

weighttp use exactly the same ab syntax. So nothing to change in your benchs.

Hope this help !

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# Weighttp:
# http://redmine.lighttpd.net/projects/weighttp/wiki
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INSTALL

1. LibEV (http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/libev.html)
   cvs -z3 -d :pserver:/schmorpforge co libev
   cd libev
   aclocal && automake --add-missing && autoconf
   libtoolize --copy --force --ltdl
   sh autogen.sh && ./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install

2. Weighttp (http://redmine.lighttpd.net/projects/weighttp/wiki)
   git clone git://git.lighttpd.net/weighttp
   cd weighttp
   ./waf configure
   ./waf build
   ./waf install

Regards,
Zabrane

On Jul 12, 2012, at 1:01 PM, Zabrane Mickael wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Good news. With the new (today) patch:
> 
> old bench: ~70K rps
> new bench: ~85K rps
> 
> More than 15K rps handled now !!
> We're not far from the 100K rps ;-)
> 
> Well done Wei.
> 
> Regards,
> Zabrane
> 
> On Jul 12, 2012, at 11:58 AM, Wei Cao wrote:
> 
>> 2012/7/12 Zabrane Mickael <>:
>>> Hi Wei,
>>> 
>>>>> We already surpassed the 100krps on an 8-cores machine with our HTTP server
>>>>> (~150K rps).
>>>> 
>>>> Which erlang version did you use to get ~150k rps on 8-cores machine,
>>>> patched or unpatched?
>>> 
>>> We reach the 150K on the unpatched version.
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> if it was measured on a unpatched erlang
>>>> version, would you mind measuring it on the patched version and let me
>>>> know the result?
>>> 
>>> I didn't yet adapted our code to use VM with your patch.
>>> I'll keep you informed.
>>> 
>>>> Today I found a lock bottleneck through SystemTap, trace-cmd and lcnt,
>>>> after fixing it, ehttpd on my 16-cores can reach 325k rps.
>>>> 
>>>> RX packets: 326117 TX packets: 326122
>>>> RX packets: 326845 TX packets: 326859
>>>> RX packets: 327983 TX packets: 327996
>>>> RX packets: 326651 TX packets: 326624
>>>> 
>>>> This is the upper limit of our Gigabit network card, I run ab on three
>>>> standalone machines to make enough pressure, I posted the fix to
>>>> github, have a try ~
>>> 
>>> That's simply fantastic. Could you share your bottleneck tracking method?
>>> Any new VM patch to provide?
>> 
>> through perf top, I see there is a big percentage of time is wasted in
>> kernel _spin_lock
>> 
>>            1894.00 16.0% _spin_lock
>> /usr/lib/debug/lib/modules/2.6.32-131.21.1.tb477.el6.x86_64/vmlinux
>>             566.00  4.8% process_main
>> /home/mingsong.cw/erlangpps/lib/erlang/erts-5.10/bin/beam.smp
>> 
>> After dumping and doing a statisics of _spin_lock's call stack via
>> trace-cmd,  I found most of _spin_lock is called by futex_wake, which
>> is invoked by pthread mutex.
>> 
>> Finally, I use lcnt to locate all lock collisions in erlang VM, found
>> the mutex timeofday is the bottleneck.
>> 
>>                                                         lock
>>               location  #tries  #collisions  collisions [%]  time
>> [us]  duration [%]
>> 
>>   -----                        --------- ------- ------------
>> --------------- ---------- -------------
>> 
>> timeofday        'beam/erl_time_sup.c':939  895234       551957
>> 61.6551    3185159       23.5296
>> 
>> timeofday        'beam/erl_time_sup.c':971  408006       264498
>> 64.8270    1473816       10.8874
>> 
>> 
>> the mutex timeofday is locked each time erts_check_io is invoked to
>> "sync the machine's idea of time", erts_check_io is executed hundreds
>> of thounds of times per second, so it's locked too much times, hence
>> reduce performance.
>> 
>> I solved this problem by moving the sync operation into a standalone
>> thread, invoked 1 time per millisecond
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Zabrane
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> 
>> Best,
>> 
>> Wei Cao
> 
> 

















Regards,
Zabrane

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