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    SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.8.1-P5

    * Lee Revell <rlrevell@joe-job.com> wrote:

    >
    > This one is interesting. What is going on here?
    >
    > preemption latency trace v1.0.1
    > -------------------------------
    > latency: 146 us, entries: 45 (45)
    > -----------------
    > | task: pdflush/33, uid:0 nice:0 policy:0 rt_prio:0
    > -----------------
    > => started at: find_get_pages_tag+0x19/0x90
    > => ended at: find_get_pages_tag+0x61/0x90
    > =======>
    > 00000001 0.000ms (+0.000ms): find_get_pages_tag (pagevec_lookup_tag)
    > 00000001 0.000ms (+0.000ms): radix_tree_gang_lookup_tag (find_get_pages_tag)
    > 00000001 0.001ms (+0.000ms): __lookup_tag (radix_tree_gang_lookup_tag)
    > 00000001 0.007ms (+0.005ms): __lookup_tag (radix_tree_gang_lookup_tag)
    >
    > [ 20-30 more of these ]

    this is the pagevec code, triggering the radix tree multi-entry-lookup
    code. Could you try to reduce PAGEVEC_SIZE from 16 to 8 (or 4) in
    include/linux/pagevec.h - does this reduce these particular latencies?

    Ingo
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