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SubjectRE: PATCH futex on fusyn (Was: RE: [RFC/PATCH] FUSYN Realtime & robust mutexes for Linux, v2.3.1)
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> From: Ingo Molnar [mailto:mingo@elte.hu]
> * Perez-Gonzalez, Inaky <inaky.perez-gonzalez@intel.com> wrote:
>
> > Performance:
>
> > Environment Seconds (10 continuous runs averaged)
> > ----------- -------------------
> > plain NPTL and futexes 0.97
> > plain NPTL, futexes use fuqueues 1.15
> > Under RTNPTL, using fulocks 1.48
>
> hm, nice - only ~18% slowdown for a very locking-intense workload. If
> that could be made somewhat lower (without bad compromises) it would
> kill most of the performance-based objections.

That's what I am working on now. As I cannot find no obvious
bottlenecks, I am playing with some simple, small random optimizations
[mostly centered around the hash table lookup code, vl_find*()].
If that doesn't yield any quick improvements, I'll have to dig
further and think some more.

Volanomark is showing some slowdown too, although smaller. However,
seems on the right track.

> the RTNPTL overhead (+~30%) is to be expected i guess - but it's
> optional so no pain.

Still it is too much--I need to at least cut that in half.

Will let you know as soon as I have some new stuff.

Iñaky Pérez-González -- Not speaking for Intel -- all opinions are my own (and my fault)
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