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From: Adam Litke (agl@us.ibm.com)
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 14:31:19 EST

Just to add another data point: This works on my 4-way ppc64 (Power4)
box. I am seeing no degradation when running this on kernbench (which
is expected). For the curious, here are the results:

Kernbench results with anon-prefault:
349.86user 49.64system 1:57.85elapsed 338%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
349.65user 49.81system 1:58.31elapsed 337%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
349.48user 50.00system 1:53.70elapsed 351%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
349.73user 49.69system 1:57.67elapsed 339%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
349.75user 49.85system 1:52.71elapsed 354%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
Elapsed: 116.048s User: 349.694s System: 49.798s CPU: 343.8%

Kernbench results without anon-prefault:
350.86user 52.54system 1:53.45elapsed 355%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
350.99user 52.36system 1:52.05elapsed 359%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
350.92user 52.68system 1:54.14elapsed 353%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
350.98user 52.38system 1:56.17elapsed 347%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
351.16user 52.31system 1:53.90elapsed 354%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
Elapsed: 113.942s User: 350.982s System: 52.454s CPU: 353.6%

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 19:32, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> Changes from V1 to V2:
> - Eliminate duplicate code and reorganize things
> - Use SetReferenced instead of mark_accessed (Hugh Dickins)
> - Fix the problem of the preallocation order increasing out of bounds
> (leading to memory being overwritten with pointers to struct page)
> - Return VM_FAULT_OOM if not able to allocate a single page
> - Tested on i386 and ia64
> - New performance test for low cpu counts (up to 8 so that this does not
> seem to be too exotic)

Adam Litke - (agl at us.ibm.com)
IBM Linux Technology Center
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