|| ||Andi Kleen <firstname.lastname@example.org> |
|| ||Thomas Gleixner <email@example.com> |
|| ||RFC: Lower broadcast timer idle path lock contention |
|| ||Fri, 6 May 2011 14:40:52 -0700|
|| ||Chris Mason <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Tim Chen <email@example.com>,
|| ||Article, Thread
This patchkit implements some ideas discussed in the earlier thread
to lower the lock contention of the broadcast state idle path:
- Do check for good C3 timer outside the lock
[Already in tip, but I'm including it to have a full patchkit]
- Change the global bitmask to avoid false sharing
- Exploit that thread siblings keep the timer alive
[This patch is unfortunately quite hairy and needs very indepth review]
This uses a lock, but only a local one for a core.
- Only take the global lock when the timeout of the broadcast device
is set earlier.
Longer term the global lock likely still needs to be eliminated, but
this at least makes it less pressing.
Comments/testing welcome. I didn't do a lot of scalability testing so far,
just ran a stress tester to make sure I didn't miss some case.
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