Re: re-inline sched functions

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Mar 10 2005 - 19:44:35 EST

"Chen, Kenneth W" <kenneth.w.chen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This could be part of the unknown 2% performance regression with
> db transaction processing benchmark.
> The four functions in the following patch use to be inline. They
> are un-inlined since 2.6.7.
> We measured that by re-inline them back on 2.6.9, it improves performance
> for db transaction processing benchmark, +0.2% (on real hardware :-)
> The cost is certainly larger kernel size, cost 928 bytes on x86, and
> 2728 bytes on ia64. But certainly worth the money for enterprise
> customer since they improve performance on enterprise workload.

Less that 1k on x86 versus >2k on ia64. No wonder those things have such
big caches ;)

> ...
> Possible we can introduce them back?

OK by me.

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