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From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
To: Mathieu Desnoyers <compudj@krystal.dyndns.org>
Cc: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/tracing/markers] new probes manager
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 19:26:55 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20081027182655.GA11494@elte.hu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081027163046.GA20692@Krystal>


* Mathieu Desnoyers <compudj@krystal.dyndns.org> wrote:

> * Mathieu Desnoyers (mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca) wrote:
> > * Lai Jiangshan (laijs@cn.fujitsu.com) wrote:
> > > 
> > > this patch use a new probes manager for marker.
> > > 
> > > the most important benefit of this patch is:
> > > 	1) smp_rmb() is removed from the critical path. as we know rmb()
> > > 	   is very expensive.
> > > 
> > 
> > Do you have performance measurements for this ? On x86 it's a nop,
> > AFAIK.
> 
> My statement above is inexact : x86_64 uses lfence for rmb(). But
> numbers would still be welcome.

yes, the statement that rmb() is very expensive looks dubious. It is 
absolutely cheap everywhere.

	Ingo

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-27 18:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-23  2:47 Lai Jiangshan
2008-10-27 15:58 ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2008-10-27 16:30   ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2008-10-27 18:26     ` Ingo Molnar [this message]
2008-10-27 23:13       ` Paul Mackerras
2008-10-28  1:17       ` Lai Jiangshan

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