[PATCH V2 04/68] powerpc/mm: Use big endian page table for book3s 64

Anton Blanchard anton at samba.org
Sun May 29 21:03:56 AEST 2016


> This enables us to share the same page table code for
> both radix and hash. Radix use a hardware defined big endian
> page table

This is measurably worse (a little over 2% on POWER8) on a futex

#define _GNU_SOURCE
#include <unistd.h>
#include <sys/syscall.h>
#include <linux/futex.h>

#define ITERATIONS 10000000

#define futex(A, B, C, D, E, F)		syscall(__NR_futex, A, B, C, D, E, F)

int main(void)
	unsigned long i = ITERATIONS;

	while (i--) {
		unsigned int addr = 0;

		futex(&addr, FUTEX_WAKE, 1, NULL, NULL, 0);

	return 0;

Is there any way to avoid the radix tax here?


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