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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 0/4] Fix a crash when block device is read and block size is changed at the same time




On Tue, 18 Sep 2012, Jeff Moyer wrote:

> Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka redhat com> writes:
> 
> > Hi Jeff
> >
> > Thanks for testing.
> >
> > It would be interesting ... what happens if you take the patch 3, leave 
> > "struct percpu_rw_semaphore bd_block_size_semaphore" in "struct 
> > block_device", but remove any use of the semaphore from fs/block_dev.c? - 
> > will the performance be like unpatched kernel or like patch 3? It could be 
> > that the change in the alignment affects performance on your CPU too, just 
> > differently than on my CPU.
> 
> I'll give it a try and report back.
> 
> > What is the CPU model that you used for testing?
> 
> http://ark.intel.com/products/53570/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E7-2860-%2824M-Cache-2_26-GHz-6_40-GTs-Intel-QPI%29
> 
> Cheers,
> Jeff

BTW. why did you use just 4 processes? - the processor has 10 cores and 20 
threads (so theoretically, you could run 20 processes bound on a single 
numa node). Were the results not stable with more than 4 processes?

Mikulas


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