Re: [PATCH] arm64: Increase the max granular size

From: Catalin Marinas
Date: Wed Oct 28 2015 - 15:10:02 EST

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 07:59:48PM +0200, Robert Richter wrote:
> From: Tirumalesh Chalamarla <tchalamarla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Increase the standard cacheline size to avoid having locks in the same
> cacheline.
> Cavium's ThunderX core implements cache lines of 128 byte size. With
> current granulare size of 64 bytes (L1_CACHE_SHIFT=6) two locks could
> share the same cache line leading a performance degradation.
> Increasing the size fixes that.
> Increasing the size has no negative impact to cache invalidation on
> systems with a smaller cache line. There is an impact on memory usage,
> but that's not too important for arm64 use cases.
> Signed-off-by: Tirumalesh Chalamarla <tchalamarla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Robert Richter <rrichter@xxxxxxxxxx>

Applied. Thanks.

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