Re: 2.6.38 page_test regression

From: raz ben yehuda
Date: Thu Apr 14 2011 - 16:08:24 EST

bah. Mel is correct. I did mean page_test ( in my defense it is in the
msg ).
Here some more information:
1. I manage to lower the regression to 2 sha1's:
32dba98e085f8b2b4345887df9abf5e0e93bfc12 to
though I had to remark wait_split_huge_page for the sake of
compilation. up to 32dba98e085f8b2b4345887df9abf5e0e93bfc12 there is no

2. I booted 2.6.37-rc5 you gave me. same regression is there.


On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 17:09 +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 02:49:14PM +0300, raz ben yehuda wrote:
> > Hey Andrea
> > Me again. I managed to ftrace ( function graph ) the two kernels. I used
> > 2.6.37 and 2.6.39-rc3. The bellow is example for sys_brk calls traces
> > from each kernel. As you can see, there is no "single smoking gun"
> > here.
> >
> > The vm functions durations increased as a whole.
> > I repeated the tests from sha1 4e9f64c42d0ba5eb0c78569435ada4c224332ce4
> > compared to sha1 152c9ccb75548c027fa3103efa4fa4e19a345449 and it is
> > consistent. ~13% performance decrease.
> >
> > Can you see any relation to thp that might causes this degradation ?
> With compaction and THP off I don't see how it could change
> anything.
> But can you try the THP-33 tag of my aa.git tree, that was based on
> 2.3.37-rc5 so it'll rule out the whole THP patchset if it doesn't
> regress compared to 2.6.37-rc5 vanilla.
> git clone --reference linux-2.6 git://
> git checkout THP-33
> Thanks,
> Andrea

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