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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Make the batch size of the percpu_counter configurable
On Tue, 30 Apr 2013, Tim Chen wrote:

> On Tue, 2013-04-30 at 13:32 +0000, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> > On Mon, 29 Apr 2013, Tim Chen wrote:
> >
> > > diff --git a/include/linux/percpu_counter.h b/include/linux/percpu_counter.h
> > > index d5dd465..5ca7df5 100644
> > > --- a/include/linux/percpu_counter.h
> > > +++ b/include/linux/percpu_counter.h
> > > @@ -22,6 +22,7 @@ struct percpu_counter {
> > > struct list_head list; /* All percpu_counters are on a list */
> > > #endif
> > > s32 __percpu *counters;
> > > + int *batch ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
> > > };
> >
> > What is this for and why does it have that alignmend?
>
> I was assuming that if batch is frequently referenced, it probably
> should not share a cache line with the counters field.

And why is it a pointer?

And the pointer is so frequently changed that it needs it own cache line?



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