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SubjectRe: [benchmark] 1% performance overhead of paravirt_ops on native kernels
On Sat, 6 Jun 2009 12:24:43 am Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > Distributions don't ship UP kernels any more; this shows what that costs
> > if you're actually on a UP box. If we really don't care, perhaps we
> > should make CONFIG_SMP=n an option under EMBEDDED for x86. And we can
> > rip out the complex patching SMP patching stuff too.
> The complex SMP patching is what makes it _possible_ to not ship UP
> kernels any more.

"possible"? You mean "acceptable". Gray, not black and white.

1) Where's the line?
2) Where are we? Does patching claw back 5% of the loss? 50%? 90%?

No point benchmarking on my (SMP) laptop for this one. Gerd cc'd, maybe he
has benchmarks from when he did the work originally?


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