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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/10] x86,tlb,mm: more lazy TLB cleanups & optimizations

* Rik van Riel <> wrote:

> This patch series implements the cleanups suggested by Peter and Andy,
> removes lazy TLB mm refcounting on x86, and shows how other architectures
> could implement that same optimization.
> The previous patch series already seems to have removed most of the
> cache line contention I was seeing at context switch time, so CPU use
> of the memcache and memcache-like workloads has not changed measurably
> with this patch series.
> However, the memory bandwidth used by the memcache system has been
> reduced by about 1%, to serve the same number of queries per second.
> This happens on two socket Haswell and Broadwell systems. Maybe on
> larger systems (4 or 8 socket) one might also see a measurable drop
> in the amount of CPU time used, with workloads where the previous
> patch series does not remove all cache line contention on the mm.
> This is against the latest -tip tree, and seems to be stable (on top
> of another tree) with workloads that do over a million context switches
> a second.

Just a quick logistics request: once all the review feedback from Andy and PeterZ
is sorted out, could you please (re-)send this series with the Reviewed-by
and Acked-by tags added?

If any patch is still under discussion then please leave it out from the next
series temporarily, so that I can just apply them all immediately to tip:x86/mm
before the next merge window opens.

( If the series reaches this state later today then don't hesitate to do a resend
with the tags added - I don't want to delay these improvements. )



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