[PATCH] Mantaining turnstile aligned to 128 bytes in i386 CPUs
kip.macy at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 22:21:47 UTC 2007
x86 pre-P4 had 32-byte cache lines. Thus older processors will not benefit.
On 1/16/07, Nick Evans <nevans at talkpoint.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:51:03 +0100
> "Attilio Rao" <attilio at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > 2006/7/28, Attilio Rao <attilio at freebsd.org>:
> > >
> > > After some thinking, I think it's better using init/fini methods
> > > (since they hide the sizeof(struct turnstile) with size parameter).
> > >
> > > Feedbacks and comments are welcome:
> > > http://users.gufi.org/~rookie/works/patches/uma_sync_init.diff
> > [CC'ed all the interested people]
> > Even if a long time is passed I did some benchmarks based on ebizzy tool.
> > This program claims to reproduce a real httpd server behaviour and is
> > used into the Linux world for benchmarks, AFAIK.
> > I think that results of the comparison on this patch is very
> > interesting, and I think it worths a commit :)
> > I think that results can be even better on a Xeon machine (I had no
> > chance to reproduce this on some of these).
> > (Results taken in consideration have been measured after some starts,
> > in order to minimize caching differences).
> > The patch:
> > http://users.gufi.org/~rookie/works/patches/ts-sq/ts-sq.diff
> > The benchmark results:
> > http://users.gufi.org/~rookie/works/patches/ts-sq/ts-sq.benchmark
> > The kernel options file:
> > http://users.gufi.org/~rookie/works/patches/ts-sq/CURRENT
> > For any information, comment, etc. please feel free to contact me.
> > Attilio
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> Some preliminary results:
> PREEMPTION: 4BSD, Quad P3-Xeon, 2GB ram
> 1. 176.36 real 703.75 user 0.01 sys
> 2. 176.73 real 704.34 user 0.03 sys
> 3. 176.49 real 703.72 user 0.04 sys
> 4. 175.81 real 701.36 user 0.03 sys
> 5. 176.57 real 700.98 user 0.02 sys
> 1. 179.17 real 714.39 user 0.01 sys
> 2. 178.33 real 711.50 user 0.04 sys
> 3. 178.32 real 711.04 user 0.03 sys
> 4. 177.34 real 707.51 user 0.03 sys
> 5. 178.25 real 710.17 user 0.03 sys
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