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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] TLB flush multiple pages per IPI v5
On Tue, Jun 09, 2015 at 08:34:35AM -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
> On 06/09/2015 05:43 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > +static char tlb_flush_target[PAGE_SIZE] __aligned(4096);
> > +static void fn_flush_tlb_one(void)
> > +{
> > + unsigned long addr = (unsigned long)&tlb_flush_target;
> > +
> > + tlb_flush_target[0]++;
> > + __flush_tlb_one(addr);
> > +}
>
> So we've got an increment of a variable in kernel memory (which is
> almost surely in the L1), then we flush that memory location, and repeat
> the increment.

BTW, Ingo, have you disabled direct mapping of kernel memory with 2M/1G
pages for the test?

I'm just thinking if there is chance that the test shooting out 1G tlb
entry. In this case we're measure wrong thing.

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Kirill A. Shutemov
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