Re: [PATCH v5 6/7] x86/tlb: optimizing flush_tlb_mm

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue May 15 2012 - 05:19:15 EST

On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 19:15 +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:
> So this should go to linux-arch...
> On 15 May 2012 18:55, Alex Shi <alex.shi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Not every flush_tlb_mm execution moment is really need to evacuate all
> > TLB entries, like in munmap, just few 'invlpg' is better for whole
> > process performance, since it leaves most of TLB entries for later
> > accessing.
> >
> > This patch is changing flush_tlb_mm(mm) to flush_tlb_mm(mm, start, end)
> > in cases.
> What happened with Peter's comment about using flush_tlb_range for this?
> flush_tlb_mm() API should just stay unchanged AFAIKS.
> Then you need to work out the best way to give range info to the tlb/mmu gather
> API. Possibly passing in the rage for that guy is OK, which x86 can
> then implement
> as flush range.

Right, most archs that have tlb_flush_range() do range tracking in
mmu_gather. Our TLB ops fully support that, there's absolutely no need
to go change the interface for thos.
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