[PATCH] arm64: Increase the max granular size

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Wed Oct 28 12:09:49 PDT 2015

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 07:59:48PM +0200, Robert Richter wrote:
> From: Tirumalesh Chalamarla <tchalamarla at cavium.com>
> Increase the standard cacheline size to avoid having locks in the same
> cacheline.
> Cavium's ThunderX core implements cache lines of 128 byte size. With
> current granulare size of 64 bytes (L1_CACHE_SHIFT=6) two locks could
> share the same cache line leading a performance degradation.
> Increasing the size fixes that.
> Increasing the size has no negative impact to cache invalidation on
> systems with a smaller cache line. There is an impact on memory usage,
> but that's not too important for arm64 use cases.
> Signed-off-by: Tirumalesh Chalamarla <tchalamarla at cavium.com>
> Signed-off-by: Robert Richter <rrichter at cavium.com>

Applied. Thanks.


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