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SubjectRe: REGRESSION: Performance regressions from switching anon_vma->lock to mutex
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On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 18:45 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 09:18 -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
>
> > And in general it looks like blind conversion from spinlock to mutex
> > is a bad idea right now.
>
> For 4 socket machines, maybe. On 2 sockets I cannot reproduce anything.
>
> I wonder if its the fairness thing, the mutex spinners aren't fifo fair
> like the ticket locks are. It could be significant with larger socket
> count since their cacheline arbitration is more sucky.
>
>
>

Peter,

Wonder if you can provide the profile on your run so I can compare with
what I got on 4 sockets?

Thanks.

Tim



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