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SubjectRE: Large increase in context switch rate
I'm talking about total number of context switches - kernbench gets it

time -f "%c" make -j 4

Dividing through it gives me a rate of around 250/sec (vs Peters 3000),
but I've set CONFIG_HZ=100 (vs Peters 1000), so they don't wildly

Well spotted :-)

- Alex

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge []
Sent: 17 July 2008 16:45
To: Alex Nixon (Intern)
Cc: Peter Zijlstra; Ingo Molnar; Linux Kernel Mailing List; Ian Campbell
Subject: Re: Large increase in context switch rate
Alex Nixon (Intern) wrote:
> Yeah I've checked - the number of context switches seems to be around
> 60k regardless of whether CONFIG_PARAVIRT is switched on, and
> of whether it's running in domu or native (-j4 on dual core)

OK, just to be sure we're talking about the same thing, is kernbench
displaying the context switch *rate*, or the total number of context
switches during the build?

Peter is looking at vmstat, which is showing cs/sec.


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