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SubjectRe: REGRESSION: Performance regressions from switching anon_vma->lock to mutex
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.


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



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