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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0 of 9] x86/smp function calls: convert x86 tlb flushes to use function calls [POST 2]

* Nick Piggin <> wrote:

> On Tuesday 19 August 2008 20:20, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > * Nick Piggin <> wrote:
> > > I'm especially sore about mmap because I have a customer with a
> > > database that uses a lot of mmap/munmap and those calls have slowed
> > > down something like 50%(!!) from 2.6.early to 2.6.late.
> >
> > oh, agreed that it all needs to speed up - please send testcases ...
> I'm not sure if I can send the testcase I have. But this issue is
> coming to the top of my list to investigate in mainline, so I'll check
> out how we're doing here soon.

obviously having a repeatable testcase would jump-start any efforts to
fix this. It doesnt have to be complex - just a .c thing kernel
developers can run and get some quick number out of. A 50% regression
shouldnt be too hard to reproduce even with a vastly simplified


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