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SubjectRe: 2.5.36-mm1 dbench 512 profiles

--On Thursday, September 19, 2002 16:38:14 -0700 Andrew Morton <> wrote:

> Hanna Linder wrote:
>> ...
>> So akpm's removal of lock section directives breaks down the
>> functions holding locks that previously were reported under the
>> .text.lock.filename?
> Yup. It makes the profiler report the spinlock cost at the
> actual callsite. Patch below.

Thanks. We've needed that for quite some time.
>> Looks like fastwalk might not behave so well
>> on this 32 cpu numa system...
> I've rather lost the plot. Have any of the dcache speedup
> patches been merged into 2.5?

Yes, starting with 2.5.11. Al Viro made some changes to
it and it went in. Havent heard anything about it since...


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