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authorKAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com>2010-03-05 13:41:40 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-03-06 11:26:24 -0800
commit34e55232e59f7b19050267a05ff1226e5cd122a5 (patch)
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mm: avoid false sharing of mm_counter
Considering the nature of per mm stats, it's the shared object among threads and can be a cache-miss point in the page fault path. This patch adds per-thread cache for mm_counter. RSS value will be counted into a struct in task_struct and synchronized with mm's one at events. Now, in this patch, the event is the number of calls to handle_mm_fault. Per-thread value is added to mm at each 64 calls. rough estimation with small benchmark on parallel thread (2threads) shows [before] 4.5 cache-miss/faults [after] 4.0 cache-miss/faults Anyway, the most contended object is mmap_sem if the number of threads grows. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: coding-style fixes] Signed-off-by: KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> Cc: Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@gmail.com> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <lee.schermerhorn@hp.com> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/fs/exec.c b/fs/exec.c
index cce6bbdbdbb..ea7861727ef 100644
--- a/fs/exec.c
+++ b/fs/exec.c
@@ -718,6 +718,7 @@ static int exec_mmap(struct mm_struct *mm)
/* Notify parent that we're no longer interested in the old VM */
tsk = current;
old_mm = current->mm;
+ sync_mm_rss(tsk, old_mm);
mm_release(tsk, old_mm);
if (old_mm) {