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SubjectRe: [PATCH 08 of 11] anon-vma-rwsem
On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 01:56:23PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> This also looks very debatable indeed. The only performance numbers quoted
> are:
>
> > This results in f.e. the Aim9 brk performance test to got down by 10-15%.
>
> which just seems like a total disaster.
>
> The whole series looks bad, in fact. Lack of authorship, bad single-line

Glad you agree. Note that the fact the whole series looks bad, is
_exactly_ why I couldn't let Christoph keep going with
mmu-notifier-core at the very end of his patchset. I had to move it at
the top to have a chance to get the KVM and GRU requirements merged
in 2.6.26.

I think the spinlock->rwsem conversion is ok under config option, as
you can see I complained myself to various of those patches and I'll
take care they're in a mergeable state the moment I submit them. What
XPMEM requires are different semantics for the methods, and we never
had to do any blocking I/O during vmtruncate before, now we have to.
And I don't see a problem in making the conversion from
spinlock->rwsem only if CONFIG_XPMEM=y as I doubt XPMEM works on
anything but ia64.

Please ignore all patches but mmu-notifier-core. I regularly forward
_only_ mmu-notifier-core to Andrew, that's the only one that is in
merge-ready status, everything else is just so XPMEM can test and we
can keep discussing it to bring it in a mergeable state like
mmu-notifier-core already is.


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