Re: [LKP] [x86, retpolines] ce02ef06fc: will-it-scale.per_thread_ops 3.1% improvement
From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Apr 29 2019 - 08:53:31 EST
On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 09:39:35AM +0100, Daniel Borkmann wrote:
> On 03/13/2019 06:27 AM, kernel test robot wrote:
> > Greeting,
> > FYI, we noticed a 3.1% improvement of will-it-scale.per_thread_ops due to commit:
> > commit: ce02ef06fcf7a399a6276adb83f37373d10cbbe1 ("x86, retpolines: Raise limit for generating indirect calls from switch-case")
> > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git master
> > in testcase: will-it-scale
> > on test machine: 88 threads Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2699 v4 @ 2.20GHz with 64G memory
> > with following parameters:
> > nr_task: 100%
> > mode: thread
> > test: futex3
> > cpufreq_governor: performance
> > ucode: 0xb00002e
> > test-description: Will It Scale takes a testcase and runs it from 1 through to n parallel copies to see if the testcase will scale. It builds both a process and threads based test in order to see any differences between the two.
> > test-url: https://github.com/antonblanchard/will-it-scale
> > In addition to that, the commit also has significant impact on the following tests:
> Any thoughts on whether the above one-liner gcc work-around should be backported
> to stable as well given these gains?
I have now done so, thanks.