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SubjectRe: [CFT][RFC] HT scheduler
William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>> If this thing is heavily threaded, it could be mm->page_table_lock.

On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 12:09:04AM +1100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> I'm not sure how threaded it is, probably very. Would inline spinlocks
> help show up mm->page_table_lock?
> It really looks like .text.lock.futex though, doesn't it? Would that be
> the hashed futex locks? I wonder why it suddenly goes downhill past about
> 140 rooms though.

It will get contention anyway if they're all pounding on the same futex.
OTOH, if they're all threads in the same process, they can hit other
problems. I'll try to find out more about hackbench.

-- wli
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