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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0 of 9] x86/smp function calls: convert x86 tlb flushes to use function calls [POST 2]
Andi Kleen wrote:
>> Don't pay attention to that number. It's only the extra latency of a HT
>> context->HT context function call + tlb flush. Which means 1) the tlb
>> is shared anyway, so the extra flush is redundant, 2) they're not really
>> concurrent, 3) it's going down the single-cpu call, rather than the
>> multi-cpu one, 4) it's only measuring the latency for a particular tlb
>> flush, and doesn't take into account any throughput improvements the
>> extra queueing may add.
> A lot of flushes are synchronous. See the rest of my email that
> you snipped.

Yep, sure, but I just wanted to be clear that the 35% number is almost
useless in isolation, and the first step is to do proper measurements.


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