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SubjectRe: Current mainline git (24e700e291d52bd2) hangs when building e.g. perf
On 2017.09.09 at 11:26 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Markus Trippelsdorf
> <markus@trippelsdorf.de> wrote:
> >
> > I think the issue gets fixed by:
> >
> > # wrmsr -a 0xc0010015 0x1000018
> >
> > Setting bit 3 of the Hardware Configuration Register to 1.
> >
> > Quote from the docs:
> > »TlbCacheDis: cacheable memory disable. Read-write. 0=Enables performance optimization that
> > assumes PML4, PDP, PDE, and PTE entries are in cacheable WB-DRAM
>
> Uhhuh.
>
> The page directories should *definitely* always be in cacheable
> memory, so it should be ok for that bit to be 0, and it's possible
> that setting it to 1 will seriously screw up performance.

Well, I don't see any dramatic performance decrease on my box.
For instance compile times are roughly the same (a bit quicker in fact).
And in day to day usage I notice absolutely no difference.

--
Markus

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