Re: [PATCH V2 1/2] mm: move FAULT_AROUND_ORDER to arch/

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Mon Apr 07 2014 - 03:06:16 EST

On Fri, 2014-04-04 at 09:18 -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 04/03/2014 11:27 PM, Madhavan Srinivasan wrote:
> > This patch creates infrastructure to move the FAULT_AROUND_ORDER
> > to arch/ using Kconfig. This will enable architecture maintainers
> > to decide on suitable FAULT_AROUND_ORDER value based on
> > performance data for that architecture. Patch also adds
> > FAULT_AROUND_ORDER Kconfig element in arch/X86.
> Please don't do it this way.
> In mm/Kconfig, put
> int
> default 1234 if POWERPC
> default 4
> The way you have it now, every single architecture that needs to enable
> this has to go put that in their Kconfig. That's madness. This way,
> you only put it in one place, and folks only have to care if they want
> to change the default to be something other than 4.

Also does it have to be a constant ? Maddy here tested on our POWER
servers. The "Sweet spot" value might be VERY different on an embedded
chip or even on a future generation of server chip.


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