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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 3/3 -v2] x86,smp: auto tune spinlock backoff delay factor
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On Fri, 2012-12-21 at 18:56 -0500, Rik van Riel wrote:
> Argh, the first one had a typo in it that did not influence
> performance with fewer threads running, but that made things
> worse with more than a dozen threads...

> +
> + /*
> + * The lock is still busy, the delay was not long enough.
> + * Going through here 2.7 times will, on average, cancel
> + * out the decrement above. Using a non-integer number
> + * gets rid of performance artifacts and reduces oversleeping.
> + */
> + if (delay < MAX_SPINLOCK_DELAY &&
> + ((inc.head & 3) == 0 || (inc.head & 7) == 1))
> + delay++;

((inc.head & 3) == 0 || (inc.head & 7) == 1)) seems a strange condition
to me...




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