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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] [INET]: Get cirtical word in first 64bit of cache line
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On Sun, 2012-12-02 at 21:25 +0800, Ling Ma wrote:
> Hi Eric,
>
> Attached benchmark test-cwf.c(cc -o test-cwf test-cwf.c), the result
> shows when last level cache(LLC) miss and CPU fetches data from
> memory, critical word as first 64bit member in cache line has better
> performance(costs 158290336 cycles ) than other positions(offset 0x10,
> costs 164100732 ) in cache line, the performance is improved by 3.6%
> in this case.
> cpu-info is also involved too.
>
> Thanks
> Ling

Thanks Ling.

Note that I was more interested by the case we read more fields per
cache line, like we do in tcp lookups. (skc_daddr, skc_rcv_saddr,
skc_bound_dev_if, skc_net).

I made changes to net-next to prepare your patch.

You'll have to move both skc_rxhash & skc_portpair before the
skc_addrpair.

I have to fix an endianness sparse problem, I'll send a patch for this
in a separate thread right now.





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