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SubjectRe: [v7 0/8] Reduce cross CPU IPI interference
On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 02:06:07PM -0600, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Feb 2012, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Feb 01, 2012 at 06:35:22PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Sun, 2012-01-29 at 10:25 +0200, Gilad Ben-Yossef wrote:
> > > >
> > > > If this is of interest, I keep a list tracking global IPI and global
> > > > task schedulers sources in the core kernel here:
> > > > https://github.com/gby/linux/wiki.
> > >
> > > You can add synchronize_.*_expedited() to the list, it does its best to
> > > bash the entire machine in order to try and make RCU grace periods
> > > happen fast.
> >
> > I have duly added "Make synchronize_sched_expedited() avoid IPIing idle
> > CPUs" to http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/paulmck/rcutodo.html.
> >
> > This should not be hard once I have built up some trust in the new
> > RCU idle-detection code. It would also automatically apply to
> > Frederic's dyntick-idle userspace work.
>
> Could we also apply the same approach to processors busy doing
> computational work? In that case the OS is also not needed. Interrupting
> these activities is impacting on performance and latency.

Yep, that is in fact what Frederic's dyntick-idle userspace work does.

Thanx, Paul



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