(super!) linear slowdown of parallel builds on 40 core machine
|Reported by:||carter||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||Cc:||slyfox, tibbe, gidyn, nh2, kolmodin|
|Type of failure:||Compile-time performance bug||Test Case:|
|Related Tickets:||#910||Differential Revisions:|
im seeing slowdowns in parallel builds of a (simple!!) 6 module project when I build it on a 40 core server i'm using for work. for any given ghc invocation with -jn, once n>10, i start to see a super linear slow down as a function of n
heres some basic numbers
at -j1 0m2.693s
at -j4 0m2.507s
at -j10 0m2.763s
at -j25 0m12.634s
at -j30 : 0m39.154s
at -j40 : 0m57.511s
at -j60 : 2m21.821s
these timings are another 2-4x worse if ghc is invoked indirectly via cabal-install / setup.hs
according to the linux utility latencytop, 100% of ghc's cpu time was spent on user-space lock contention when I did the -j40 invocation.
the timing in the -j40 case stayed the same even when ghc was also passed -O0 (and -fforce-recomp to ensure it did the same )
a bit of experimentation makes me believe that in *ANY* cabalized project on a 40 core machine will exhibit this perf issue.
cabal clean ; cabal configure --ghc-options="-j" ; cabal build -j1
should be enough to trigger the lock contention.
That said, I'll try to cook up a minimal repro that i can share the source for post haste.