Issue #17373 has been updated by tenderlovemaking (Aaron Patterson).


I backported the `mc_search` debug counter.  On Ruby master, `search_method` is called 2,480,052 times, but on f2286925f08406bc857f7b03ad6779a5d61443ae it's only called 501,903 times.  I think this is the source of our performance degradation, and it seems related to cache misses.

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Bug #17373: Ruby 3.0 is slower at Discourse bench than Ruby 2.7
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/17373#change-88981

* Author: sam.saffron (Sam Saffron)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* ruby -v: 3.0
* Backport: 2.5: UNKNOWN, 2.6: UNKNOWN, 2.7: UNKNOWN
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We have a continuous effort to keep https://rubybench.org/ up to date. Unfortunately we have lapsed a bit on updates so I decided to run Discourse bench by hand.

On my local system I am noticing the timing are much slower on Discourse bench than they were on Ruby 2.7: 

```
98c9120cc00ba691b4abcc13a49a30fa54638535

---
categories:
  50: 34
  75: 35
  90: 36
  99: 40
home:
  50: 47
  75: 50
  90: 56
  99: 92
topic:
  50: 53
  75: 55
  90: 58
  99: 92
categories_admin:
  50: 33
  75: 34
  90: 38
  99: 68
home_admin:
  50: 45
  75: 47
  90: 51
  99: 95
topic_admin:
  50: 51
  75: 52
  90: 54
  99: 59
timings:
  load_rails: 1449
ruby-version: 3.0.0-p-1
rss_kb: 293808
pss_kb: 284244

2.7.2


---
categories:
  50: 29
  75: 30
  90: 33
  99: 43
home:
  50: 42
  75: 43
  90: 47
  99: 73
topic:
  50: 47
  75: 47
  90: 52
  99: 54
categories_admin:
  50: 30
  75: 31
  90: 36
  99: 56
home_admin:
  50: 41
  75: 43
  90: 48
  99: 71
topic_admin:
  50: 47
  75: 48
  90: 52
  99: 55
timings:
  load_rails: 1339
ruby-version: 2.7.2-p137
rss_kb: 296836
pss_kb: 287310


2.6.6


---
categories:
  50: 30
  75: 30
  90: 31
  99: 51
home:
  50: 40
  75: 42
  90: 60
  99: 79
topic:
  50: 47
  75: 48
  90: 53
  99: 71
categories_admin:
  50: 30
  75: 31
  90: 35
  99: 50
home_admin:
  50: 41
  75: 43
  90: 62
  99: 100
topic_admin:
  50: 48
  75: 49
  90: 65
  99: 93
timings:
  load_rails: 1464
ruby-version: 2.6.6-p146
rss_kb: 332268
pss_kb: 322865
```

Concretely this means a typical "homepage" view is taking 47 milliseconds now, when in the past it was taking 42 or even 40 ms.

There may be some issues with the bench, you can see it here: 

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/tree/ruby-3

The script to run the bench is `ruby script/bench.rb`

I re-tested against a cleanly built Ruby 2.7 direct from the Git branch to ensure compilation was not at fault.


This is pretty concerning, Discourse bench usually tracks Rails performance pretty accurately. 

---Files--------------------------------
aaron ― perf _home_aaron_git_railsbench ― ssh whiteclaw.local ― 175×54 2020-12-07 12-41-12.png (842 KB)
aaron ― perf _home_aaron_git_railsbench ― ssh whiteclaw.local ― 175×54 2020-12-07 12-41-58.png (874 KB)
aaron ― perf _home_aaron_git_railsbench ― ssh whiteclaw.local ― 299×65 2020-12-07 13-19-20.png (142 KB)


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