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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] Fix COW D-cache aliasing on fork
On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 07:37:24PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Well, if you can re-create the performance numbers (Ralf - can you send
> the full series with the final "remove the now unnecessary flush" to
> Davem?), that will make deciding things easier, I think.
> I suspect sparc, mips and arm are the main architectures where virtually
> indexed caching really matters enough for this to be an issue at all.

What I was using for my fork benchmark was basically the series as posted
in this thread + the quick hack patch below.

I'll dig up some numbers for the posted patchset and will send them later.


diff --git a/kernel/fork.c b/kernel/fork.c
index 29ebb30..c83d226 100644
--- a/kernel/fork.c
+++ b/kernel/fork.c
@@ -202,7 +202,6 @@ static inline int dup_mmap(struct mm_str
struct mempolicy *pol;

- flush_cache_mm(oldmm);
* Not linked in yet - no deadlock potential:
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