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SubjectRe: hackbench [pthread mode] regression with 2.6.29-rc3
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On Sun, 2009-02-01 at 16:29 +0800, Lin Ming wrote:
> > Bisect located below patch.
> > commit 490dea45d00f01847ebebd007685d564aaf2cd98
> > Author: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Date: Mon Nov 24 17:06:57 2008 +0100
> >
> > itimers: remove the per-cpu-ish-ness
> >
> > Either we bounce once cacheline per cpu per tick, yielding n^2 bounces
> > or we just bounce a single..
> >
> > Also, using per-cpu allocations for the thread-groups complicates the
> > per-cpu allocator in that its currently aimed to be a fixed sized
> > allocator and the only possible extention to that would be vmap based,
> > which is seriously constrained on 32 bit archs.
> >
> >
> > After above patch is reverted, hackbench result is restored.
>
> oltp has ~3% regression with 2.6.29-rc3 on 4core*2p stokley machine.
> After above patch reverted, the regression disappeared.

*sigh*, did they gain anything with introduction of the per-cpu crap?

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