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SubjectRe: [lkp-robot] [mm] 7674270022: will-it-scale.per_process_ops -19.3% regression
Hi,

On Tue, Aug 08, 2017 at 09:19:23AM +0800, kernel test robot wrote:
>
> Greeting,
>
> FYI, we noticed a -19.3% regression of will-it-scale.per_process_ops due to commit:
>
>
> commit: 76742700225cad9df49f05399381ac3f1ec3dc60 ("mm: fix MADV_[FREE|DONTNEED] TLB flush miss problem")
> url: https://github.com/0day-ci/linux/commits/Nadav-Amit/mm-migrate-prevent-racy-access-to-tlb_flush_pending/20170802-205715
>
>
> in testcase: will-it-scale
> on test machine: 88 threads Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20GHz with 64G memory
> with following parameters:
>
> nr_task: 16
> mode: process
> test: brk1
> cpufreq_governor: performance
>
> test-description: Will It Scale takes a testcase and runs it from 1 through to n parallel copies to see if the testcase will scale. It builds both a process and threads based test in order to see any differences between the two.
> test-url: https://github.com/antonblanchard/will-it-scale

Thanks for the report.
Could you explain what kinds of workload you are testing?

Does it calls frequently madvise(MADV_DONTNEED) in parallel on multiple
threads?

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