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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix WARN_ON / WARN_ON_ONCE regression
On Tue, 03 Oct 2006 16:04:04 -0700
Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@linux.intel.com> wrote:

> Hi Herbet,
>
> The patch "Let WARN_ON/WARN_ON_ONCE return the condition"
> http://kernel.org/git/?
> p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=684f978347deb42d180373ac4c427f82ef963171
>
> introduced 40% more 2nd level cache miss to tbench workload
> being run in a loop back mode on a Core 2 machine. I think the
> introduction of the local variables to WARN_ON and WARN_ON_ONCE
>
> typeof(x) __ret_warn_on = (x);
> typeof(condition) __ret_warn_once = (condition);
>
> results in the extra cache misses.

I don't see why it should.

Perhaps the `static int __warn_once' is getting put in the same cacheline
as some frequently-modified thing. Perhaps try marking that as __read_mostly?

> In our test workload profile, we see
> heavily used functions like do_softirq and local_bh_enable
> takes a lot longer to execute.
>
> The modification below helps fix the problem. I made a slight
> modification to sched.c to get around a gcc bug.
>
> Signed-off-by: Tim Chen <tim.c.chen@intel.com>
> diff --git a/include/asm-generic/bug.h b/include/asm-generic/bug.h
> index a525089..05ed388 100644
> --- a/include/asm-generic/bug.h
> +++ b/include/asm-generic/bug.h
> @@ -17,13 +17,12 @@ #endif
>
> #ifndef HAVE_ARCH_WARN_ON
> #define WARN_ON(condition)
> ({ \
> - typeof(condition) __ret_warn_on =
> (condition); \
> - if (unlikely(__ret_warn_on))
> { \
> + if (unlikely(condition))
> { \
> printk("BUG: warning at %s:%d/%s()\n",
> __FILE__, \

Your patch is extremely wordwrapped.
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