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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 00/20] ILP32 for ARM64
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> On Feb 12, 2017, at 4:07 PM, Andrew Pinski <apinski@cavium.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 3:29 AM, Yury Norov <ynorov@caviumnetworks.com> wrote:
>> This series enables aarch64 with ilp32 mode.
>>
...
>
> For folks concerned about performance, here is what we get for SPEC
> CPU 2006 on ThunderX 2 CN99xx.
> Positive means ILP32 is faster than LP64. This core does not have
> AARCH32 so I can't compare that.
> Also my LP64 scores don't change with and without the patches.
>
> Options:
> -Ofast -flto=32 -mcpu=native -fno-aggressive-loop-optimizations
> -funroll-loops -fprefetch-loop-arrays
> GCC 7.0.1 r245361 with ilp32 multi-arch patch applied.
> 4.10rc2 Plus ILP32 patches
>
> SPEC CPU 2006 INT ILP32/LP64
> 400.perlbench 5.23%
> 401.bzip2 7.83%
> 403.gcc 6.22%
> 429.mcf 14.25%
> 445.gobmk -1.33%
> 456.hmmer -0.61%
> 458.sjeng 0.00%
> 462.libquantum -7.38%
> 464.h264ref 10.86%
> 471.omnetpp 13.53%
> 473.astar 1.38%
> 483.xalancbmk 3.73%
> Score 4.29%
>
> Rate (32):
> 400.perlbench 6.10%
> 401.bzip2 7.10%
> 403.gcc 6.71%
> 429.mcf 57.29%
> 445.gobmk -0.87%
> 456.hmmer -0.19%
> 458.sjeng 0.22%
> 462.libquantum 0.00%
> 464.h264ref 11.19%
> 471.omnetpp 11.80%
> 473.astar -0.29%
> 483.xalancbmk 8.87%
> Score 8.12%

These are good numbers and show that ILP32 has performance advantage over LP64.

SPEC CPU2006 is a user-land benchmark and spends almost no time in the kernel (by design). Similar results for a kernel-focused benchmark would be highly interesting too, and kernel reviewers have asked for these a couple of times. Do you plan to run kernel benchmarks on the hardware you have?

Thanks,

--
Maxim Kuvyrkov
www.linaro.org

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