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SubjectRe: Patch 2.5.25: Ensure xtime_lock and timerlist_lock are on difft cachelines
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In message <20020726125605.A2822@phreaker.net> you write:
> This patch was not meant to be a definitive fix for do_gettimeofday.
> I thought having diffrent locks on the same cacheline was bad. Atleast,
> I don't think there'd be any negative performance impact due to my patch.
> Pls correct me if I am wrong.

Did you ever wonder why we don't declare spinlock to be ____cacheline_aligned?
While it's probably justified in this case, you pay for it in a slight
increase in size...
> I want to get some nos too .. and probably will...(still waiting for my
> turn to use the 4way here :-) ). But, I decided to post this patch
> as a follow up to the 2.5 profiler discussion on lse-tech.
> Anywayz, point taken. Next time I submit an optimization patch to you,
> I'll post the measuements too.

Sure!

Thanks,
Rusty.
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