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SubjectRe: REGRESSION: Performance regressions from switching anon_vma->lock to mutex
On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 12:11 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> And it results in real problems. For example, if you use "perf record"
> to see what the hell is up, the use of kernel threads for RCU
> callbacks means that the RCU cost is never even seen. I don't know how
> Tim did his profiling to figure out the costs, and I don't know how he
> decided that the spinlock to semaphore conversion was the culprit, but
> it is entirely possible that Tim didn't actually bisect the problem,
> but instead used "perf record" on the exim task, saw that the
> semaphore costs had gone up, and decided that it must be the
> conversion.

Yes, I was using perf to do the profiling. I thought that the mutex
conversion was the most likely culprit based on the change in profile.


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