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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] perf core: Prepare writing into ring buffer from end
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On 2016/3/27 23:30, pi3orama wrote:
>
> 发自我的 iPhone
>
>> 在 2016年3月27日,下午11:20,Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> 写道:
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:14:36PM +0800, Wangnan (F) wrote:
>>>>> I think you enabled some unusual config options?
>> x86_64-defconfig
>>
>>>> You must enabled CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING. Now I get similar result:
>> It has that indeed.
>>
>>> After enabling CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_INLINING:
>>>
>>> Test its performance by calling 'close(-1)' for 3000000 times and
>>> use 'perf record -o /dev/null -e raw_syscalls:* test-ring-buffer' to
>>> capture system calls:
>>>
>>> MEAN STDVAR
>>> BASE 800077.1 23448.13
>>> RAWPERF.PRE 2465858.0 603473.70
>>> RAWPERF.POST 2471925.0 609437.60
>>>
>>> Considering the high stdvar, after applying this patch the performance
>>> is not change.
>> Why is your variance so immense? And doesn't that render the
>> measurements pointless?
>>
> For some unknown reason, about
> 10% of these results raises 2 times of normal
> results. Say, "normal results" are about
> 2200000, but those "outliers" are about
> 4400000 (I can't access raw data now).
> Variance becomes much smaller if I remove
> those outliers.

After manually removing outliners (remove 10 outliners from 100 raw
data points in each data set):


MEAN STDVAR
BASE 800077.1 23448.13
RAWPERF.PRE 2265741.0 10421.35
RAWPERF.POST 2269826.0 10507.45

Thank you.

> I guess the outliers is caused by some type
> of lock stepping? No clue about it.
>
> Thank you.
>


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