Re: [mm][RFC][PATCH 0/11] mm accessor updates.

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Wed Dec 16 2009 - 05:11:27 EST

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:00:11PM +0900, KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki wrote:
> This is from Christoph Lameter's mm_accessor patch posted 5/Nov.
> Replacing all access to mm->mmap_sem with mm-accessor functions as
> mm_read_lock,
> mm_write_lock,
> etc...
> This kind of function allows us to improve page fault performance etc..
> For example, skil down_read(mmap_sem) in some situation.
> (as:

The problem is that it also slows down the writers, and we have
some workloads where writing is the bottleneck.

I don't think this is the right trade off at this time.

Also the patches didn't fare too well in testing unfortunately.

I suspect we'll rather need multiple locks split per address
space range.


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