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SubjectRe: [RFC] Some questions and an idea on SLUB/SLAB
On Sat, Oct 09, 2021 at 01:33:43AM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 09, 2021 at 12:19:03AM +0000, Hyeonggon Yoo wrote:
> > - Is there a reason that SLUB does not implement cache coloring?
> > it will help utilizing hardware cache. Especially in block layer,
> > they are literally *squeezing* its performance now.
>
> Have you tried turning off cache colouring in SLAB and seeing if
> performance changes? My impression is that it's useful for caches
> with low associativity (direct mapped / 2-way / 4-way), but loses
> its effectiveness for caches with higher associativity. For example,
> my laptop:
>
> L1 Data Cache: 48KB, 12-way associative, 64 byte line size
> L1 Instruction Cache: 32KB, 8-way associative, 64 byte line size
> L2 Unified Cache: 1280KB, 20-way associative, 64 byte line size
> L3 Unified Cache: 12288KB, 12-way associative, 64 byte line size
>
> I very much doubt that cache colouring is still useful for this machine.

Hello Matthew,
What benchmark did you use for test?

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Hyeonggon

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