Re: [RFC PATCH v3 2/2] arm64: tlb: Use the TLBI RANGE feature in arm64

From: Zhenyu Ye
Date: Mon Jun 01 2020 - 10:57:52 EST

Hi Catalin,

I have sent the v4 of this series [1] and combine the two function with
a single loop. See codes for details.


On 2020/5/21 1:08, Catalin Marinas wrote:
>> This optimization is only effective when the range is a multiple of 256KB
>> (when the page size is 4KB), and I'm worried about the performance
>> of ilog2(). I traced the __flush_tlb_range() last year and found that in
>> most cases the range is less than 256K (see details in [1]).
> THP or hugetlbfs would exercise bigger strides but I guess it depends on
> the use-case. ilog2() should be reduced to a few instructions on arm64
> AFAICT (haven't tried but it should use the CLZ instruction).

Not bigger than 256K, but the range must be a integer multiple of 256KB,
so I still start from scale 0.