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SubjectRe: [genirq] cbe16f35be: will-it-scale.per_thread_ops -5.2% regression
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On Tue, Apr 27 2021 at 13:42, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27 2021 at 17:00, kernel test robot wrote:
>> FYI, we noticed a -5.2% regression of will-it-scale.per_thread_ops due to commit:
>>
>> commit: cbe16f35bee6880becca6f20d2ebf6b457148552 ("genirq: Add IRQF_NO_AUTOEN for request_irq/nmi()")
>> https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git master
>
> this is the second report in the last week which makes not a lot of sense.
> And this oneis makes absolutely no sense at all.
>
> This commit affects request_irq() and the related variants and has
> exactly ZERO influence on anything related to that test case simply
> because.
>
> I seriously have to ask the question whether this test infrastructure is
> actually measuring what it claims to measure.
>
> As this commit clearly _cannot_ have the 'measured' side effect, this
> points to some serious issue in the tests or the test infrastructure
> itself.

Just to illustrate the issue:

I ran the will-it-scale getppid1 test manually against plain v5.12 and
against v5.12 + cherrypicked cbe16f35be, i.e. the "offending" commit.

The result for a full run is just in the noise:

average: < 0.1%
minimum: -0.22%
maximum: 0.29%

IOW very far away from -5.2%.

That's an order of magnitude off.

And no, I'm not going to run that lkp-test muck simply because it's
unusable and the test result of will-it-scale itself is clear enough.

Thanks,

tglx

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