Re: [PATCH 2/2] locking/mutex,rwsem: Reduce vcpu_is_preempted() calling frequency

From: Waiman Long
Date: Wed Feb 08 2017 - 14:11:19 EST

On 02/08/2017 02:05 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 01:00:25PM -0500, Waiman Long wrote:
>> As the vcpu_is_preempted() call is pretty costly compared with other
>> checks within mutex_spin_on_owner() and rwsem_spin_on_owner(), they
>> are done at a reduce frequency of once every 256 iterations.
> That's just disgusting.

I do have some doubt myself on the effectiveness of this patch. Anyway,
it is the first patch that I think is more beneficial.