Re: Add prefetch switch stack hook in scheduler function

From: Ingo Molnar <mingo_at_elte.hu>
Date: 2005-07-28 19:19:01
* Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:

> next->mm we might want to prefetch, but it's probably not worth it 
> because we are referencing it too soon, in context_switch(). (while 
> the kernel stack itself wont be referenced until the full 
> context-switch is done) But might be worth trying - but even then, it 
> should be done from the generic code, like the thread_info and 
> kernel-stack prefetching.

the patch below adds next->mm prefetching too, ontop of the previous 
patch.

	Ingo

------

cache-prefetch next->mm too.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

 kernel/sched.c |    3 ++-
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux/kernel/sched.c
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/kernel/sched.c
+++ linux/kernel/sched.c
@@ -2866,10 +2866,11 @@ go_idle:
 
 	/*
 	 * Cache-prefetch crutial memory areas of the next task,
-	 * its thread_info and its kernel stack:
+	 * its thread_info, its kernel stack and mm:
 	 */
 	prefetch(next->thread_info);
 	prefetch(kernel_stack(next));
+	prefetch(next->mm);
 
 	if (!rt_task(next) && next->activated > 0) {
 		unsigned long long delta = now - next->timestamp;
-
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Received on Thu Jul 28 05:22:10 2005

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