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SubjectRe: [PATCH] perf, tools, bench: Fix memcpy benchmark for large sizes
At Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:11:00 +0300 (EEST),
Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
>
> Andi Kleen wrote:
> > From: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> >
> > glibc calloc() has an optimization to not explicitely memset()
> > very large calloc allocations that just came from mmap(),
> > because they are known to be zero.
> >
> > This could result in the perf memcpy benchmark reading only from
> > the zero page, which gives unrealistic results.
> >
> > Always call memset explicitly on the source area to avoid this problem.
> >
> > Cc: h.mitake@gmail.com
> > Cc: kirill.shutemov@linux.intel.com
> > Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> > ---
> > tools/perf/bench/mem-memcpy.c | 2 ++
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/tools/perf/bench/mem-memcpy.c b/tools/perf/bench/mem-memcpy.c
> > index 93c83e3..690f75f 100644
> > --- a/tools/perf/bench/mem-memcpy.c
> > +++ b/tools/perf/bench/mem-memcpy.c
> > @@ -117,6 +117,8 @@ static void alloc_mem(void **dst, void **src, size_t length)
> > *src = zalloc(length);
> > if (!src)
> > die("memory allocation failed - maybe length is too large?\n");
> > + /* Make sure to always replace the zero pages even if MMAP_THRESH is crossed */
> > + memset(src, 0, length);
>
> It should be memset(*src, 0, length) instead.
>
> There's fix for wrong memory allocation fail check in v3.11-rc1.

I couldn't catch it, thanks. The memset() should be fixed.

Thanks,
Hitoshi


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