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SubjectRe: [PATCH][2.6] Allow x86_64 to reenable interrupts on contention
Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@linuxpower.ca> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 27 Jul 2004, Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> > On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 05:29:10 -0400 (EDT)
> > Zwane Mwaikambo <zwane@linuxpower.ca> wrote:
> >
> > > This is a follow up to the previous patches for ia64 and i386, it will
> > > allow x86_64 to reenable interrupts during contested locks depending on
> > > previous interrupt enable status. It has been runtime and compile tested
> > > on UP and 2x SMP Linux-tiny/x86_64.
> >
> > This will likely increase code size. Do you have numbers by how much? And is it
> > really worth it?
>
> Yes there is a growth;
>
> text data bss dec hex filename
> 3655358 1340511 486128 5481997 53a60d vmlinux-after
> 3648445 1340511 486128 5475084 538b0c vmlinux-before

The growth is all in the out-of-line section, so there should be no
significant additional icache pressure.

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