Re: [PATCH 1/1] x86_64: add config options to optimize for newer AMDprocessors

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sun Sep 29 2013 - 16:51:28 EST

On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 04:41:02PM -0400, Austin S Hemmelgarn wrote:
> While I understand that you want decisive proof that it provides an
> improvement, does it specifically matter if the option is unused by
> most people and doesn't result in a negative performance hit when
> used?

Just having the option for no good reason at all is a no-no.

> I will, however, do some intensive profiling over the next week and
> get back to you about exact improvements. Just in the past few days of
> using it, I have noticed much better response time in time sensitive
> user-space code (mostly emulators and multimedia apps).

Yes, we need concrete benchmark numbers from a kernel built with MK8
or even GENERIC vs one built with those new options, most likely
with the one for the box you'll be running the benchmarks on. And no
microbenchmarks please.


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