|From:||Nathan Bossart <nathandbossart(at)gmail(dot)com>|
|To:||Amit Kapila <amit(dot)kapila16(at)gmail(dot)com>|
|Cc:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Hayato Kuroda (Fujitsu)" <kuroda(dot)hayato(at)fujitsu(dot)com>, "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>|
|Subject:||Re: suppressing useless wakeups in logical/worker.c|
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On Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 10:26:25AM +0530, Amit Kapila wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 4:07 AM Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Returning to the prior patch ... I don't much care for this:
>> + /* Maybe there will be a free slot in a second... */
>> + retry_time = TimestampTzPlusSeconds(now, 1);
>> + LogRepWorkerUpdateSyncStartWakeup(retry_time);
>> We're not moving the goalposts very far on unnecessary wakeups if
>> we have to do that. Do we need to get a wakeup on sync slot free?
>> Although having to send that to every worker seems ugly. Maybe this
>> is being done in the wrong place and we need to find a way to get
>> the launcher to handle it.
It might be feasible to set up a before_shmem_exit() callback that wakes up
the apply worker (like is already done for the launcher). I think the
apply worker is ordinarily notified via the tablesync worker's notify_pid,
but AFAICT there's no guarantee that the apply worker hasn't restarted with
a different PID.
> + /*
> + * Since process_syncing_tables() is called conditionally, the
> + * tablesync worker start wakeup time might be in the past, and we
> + * can't know for sure when it will be updated again. Rather than
> + * spinning in a tight loop in this case, bump this wakeup time by
> + * a second.
> + */
> + now = GetCurrentTimestamp();
> + if (wakeup[LRW_WAKEUP_SYNC_START] < now)
> + wakeup[LRW_WAKEUP_SYNC_START] =
> TimestampTzPlusSeconds(wakeup[LRW_WAKEUP_SYNC_START], 1);
> Do we see unnecessary wakeups without this, or delay in sync?
I haven't looked too cloesly to see whether busy loops are likely in
> BTW, do we need to do something about wakeups in
... and wait_for_worker_state_change(), and copy_read_data(). From a quick
glance, it looks like fixing these would be a more invasive change. TBH
I'm beginning to wonder whether all this is really worth it to prevent
waking up once per second.
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