Adding optimized kernel copying support to FreeBSD-i386 - Part
asmrookie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 08:55:56 PST 2006
2006/3/6, Divacky Roman <xdivac02 at stud.fit.vutbr.cz>:
> On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:20:10AM +0100, Attilio Rao wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I did not received too much feedbacks about Part I stability, but I went
> > so Part II is available for tests.
> > It presents an mmx copy which doesn't give much performance increases but
> > what I need now is testing for correctness. In particular I would see
> > feedbacks about races inside dropping/undropping FPU mechanism. It would
> > better testing with PREEMPTION + FULL_PREEMPTION enabled (and maybe on SMP
> > archs).
> > Some minor styling issues have been fixed of the previous patch.
> > http://users.gufi.org/~rookie/works/patches/mmxcopy.tar.gz
> > This mmx copy is not intended to be in final release, this is just a
> > issue in order to involve CPU < P4 & friends.
> > For anything else, mail to me.
> thnx for the great work. I think you should publish some benchmarks
> (ministate-ed buildworld before and after or something like that) and also
> people what is suitable for their processor. this way people are not
> in testing ;(
> anyway - thnx again for your work
Actually what I'm interested in is stability. I had a 2% measurable
clock wall improvement just for fpu overhaul (bandwidth increased 146
MB/s to 149 MB/s on my P3, 450 MHz). The main effort will be on
P4,Xeon and on amd64 porting for Athlon (I'm speaking about
But now I need some very intensive testings about "base-code".
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