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From: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org>
To: Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo@kvack.org>
Cc: Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com>,
	Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse@amd.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] use movntq version of fast_clear_page/fast_copy_page on Geode
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 22:23:28 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1171488209.12771.463.camel@laptopd505.fenrus.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070214201736.GA5794@dmt.lan>

On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 18:17 -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 02:55:46PM -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 05:08:39PM -0200, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> >  > 
> >  > movntq instruction is supported by Geode CPU's, so use
> >  > fast_clear_page/fast_copy_page versions that have it.
> > 
> > it's supported, but is it a win ?
> > The same was also true of the VIA C3/C7's, but due to
> > poor memory bandwidth, it turned out to be slower in most cases.
> 
> Do you have the numbers for VIA C3/C7 around?
> 
> The Geode benefits from movntq instead of movq:
> 
> [marcelo@localhost ~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
> processor       : 0
> vendor_id       : Geode by NSC
> cpu family      : 5
> model           : 5
> model name      : Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by National Semi
> stepping        : 2
> cpu MHz         : 364.898
> cache size      : 32 KB
> ...
> 
> [marcelo@localhost ~]$ wget http://www.fenrus.demon.nl/athlon.c
> ...


btw there is a caveat with this program: you don't see that this evicts
the data RIGHT AFTER THE COPY, so if you use it again you pay AGAIN the
memory bandwidth price...


  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-14 21:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-14 19:08 Marcelo Tosatti
2007-02-14 19:55 ` Dave Jones
2007-02-14 20:17   ` Marcelo Tosatti
2007-02-14 20:47     ` Dave Jones
2007-02-14 21:23     ` Arjan van de Ven [this message]
2007-02-14 21:16 ` Alan
2007-02-15 15:01   ` Marcelo Tosatti
2007-02-14 19:17 Marcelo Tosatti

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