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Date:   Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:12:08 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 07/11] sparc64: optimized struct page zeroing

From: Pavel Tatashin <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:02:18 -0400

> Add an optimized mm_zero_struct_page(), so struct page's are zeroed without
> calling memset(). We do eight to ten regular stores based on the size of
> struct page. Compiler optimizes out the conditions of switch() statement.
> SPARC-M6 with 15T of memory, single thread performance:
>                                BASE            FIX  OPTIMIZED_FIX
>         bootmem_init   28.440467985s   2.305674818s   2.305161615s
> free_area_init_nodes  202.845901673s 225.343084508s 172.556506560s
>                       --------------------------------------------
> Total                 231.286369658s 227.648759326s 174.861668175s
> BASE:  current linux
> FIX:   This patch series without "optimized struct page zeroing"
> OPTIMIZED_FIX: This patch series including the current patch.
> bootmem_init() is where memory for struct pages is zeroed during
> allocation. Note, about two seconds in this function is a fixed time: it
> does not increase as memory is increased.
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Tatashin <>
> Reviewed-by: Steven Sistare <>
> Reviewed-by: Daniel Jordan <>
> Reviewed-by: Bob Picco <>

You should probably use initializing stores when you are doing 8
stores and we thus know the page struct is cache line aligned.

But other than that:

Acked-by: David S. Miller <>

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