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Subject[PATCH 01/34] mm: vmstat: cache align vm_stat
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From: Dimitri Sivanich <sivanich@sgi.com>

commit a1cb2c60ddc98ff4e5246f410558805401ceee67 upstream.

Stable note: Not tracked on Bugzilla. This patch is known to make a big
difference to tmpfs performance on larger machines.

Avoid false sharing of the vm_stat array. This was found to adversely
affect tmpfs I/O performance.

Tests run on a 640 cpu UV system.

With 120 threads doing parallel writes, each to different tmpfs mounts:
No patch: ~300 MB/sec
With vm_stat alignment: ~430 MB/sec

Signed-off-by: Dimitri Sivanich <sivanich@sgi.com>
Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@gentwo.org>
Acked-by: Mel Gorman <mel@csn.ul.ie>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Mel Gorman <mgorman@suse.de>
---
mm/vmstat.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/mm/vmstat.c b/mm/vmstat.c
index 20c18b7..6559013 100644
--- a/mm/vmstat.c
+++ b/mm/vmstat.c
@@ -78,7 +78,7 @@ void vm_events_fold_cpu(int cpu)
*
* vm_stat contains the global counters
*/
-atomic_long_t vm_stat[NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS];
+atomic_long_t vm_stat[NR_VM_ZONE_STAT_ITEMS] __cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
EXPORT_SYMBOL(vm_stat);

#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
--
1.7.9.2


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