RE: [RFC 2/3] LVHPT - Setup LVHPT

From: Chen, Kenneth W <>
Date: 2006-05-03 03:30:07
Luck, Tony wrote on Tuesday, May 02, 2006 8:03 AM
> Thanks for keeping this alive.  Previous measurements on long
> format VHPT were mostly close to neutral performance-wise with
> short format ... 

This is a fairly gentle comments :-)  Digging up my result of performance
evaluation on database workload, the regression is quite big at 2.8%.  I'm
not that happy at all :-(

> so this is still waiting for the killer-app in
> the form of another patch that actually uses features of the
> long format VHPT to do something that can't easily be done by
> the short format

Database workload can be the potential killer-app ....

> to give me an incentive to complicate the code
> by adding yet another CONFIG option.  In fact, I'd prefer to see
> a compelling use case for long format so that it would be clear
> that the right thing to do would be to just remove short format
> and replace it with long format, but I don't expect that things
> will ever be that simple :-(

Boot time option to the rescue!  I have a patch that does just like that.
Though first order of business is to make lvhpt to perform on large
workload. If I recall correctly, lvhpt introduces performance regression
on certain components of cpu2000.

- Ken
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