the latest swap-speedup patch can be found at:
(the patch is against 2.4.4-pre6 or 2.4.3-ac13.)
-B3 includes Marcelo's patch for another area that blocks unnecesserily on
locked swapcache pages: async swapcache readahead. Marcello did some tests
which shows that this fix brought some nice improvements too.
"make -j32 bzImage" using 128MB mem, 128MB swap, 4 CPUs:
swap-speedup-B3 (A2 + Marcelo's swapin-readahead non-blocking patch)
ie. for this kernel compile test:
swap-speedup-A2 is a 18% speedup relative to stock 2.4.3-ac13
swap-speedup-B3 is a 28% speedup relative to stock 2.4.3-ac13
and the amount of CPU time spent in the kernel has been reduced
significantly as well.
I believe all the correctness and SMP-locking issues have been taken care
of in -B3 as well.
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