[PATCH V4 0/2] mm: FAULT_AROUND_ORDER patchset performance data for powerpc

Madhavan Srinivasan maddy at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue May 20 17:53:03 EST 2014

On Tuesday 20 May 2014 01:02 PM, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Tue, 20 May 2014 15:52:07 +0930 Rusty Russell <rusty at rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
>> "Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill.shutemov at linux.intel.com> writes:
>>> Andrew Morton wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 19 May 2014 16:23:07 -0700 (PDT) Hugh Dickins <hughd at google.com> wrote:
>>>>> Shouldn't FAULT_AROUND_ORDER and fault_around_order be changed to be
>>>>> the order of the fault-around size in bytes, and fault_around_pages()
>>>>> use 1UL << (fault_around_order - PAGE_SHIFT)
>>>> Yes.  And shame on me for missing it (this time!) at review.
>>>> There's still time to fix this.  Patches, please.
>>> Here it is. Made at 3.30 AM, build tested only.
>> Prefer on top of Maddy's patch which makes it always a variable, rather
>> than CONFIG_DEBUG_FS.  It's got enough hair as it is.
> We're at 3.15-rc5 and this interface should be finalised for 3.16.  So
> Kirrill's patch is pretty urgent and should come first.
> Well.  It's only a debugfs interface at this stage so we are allowed to
> change it later, but it's better not to.
My patchset does not change the interface, but uses the current fault
around order variable from CONFIG_DEBUG_FS block to allow changes at
runtime, instead of having a constant and some cleanup.

Thanks for review

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