[1/5] powerpc/mm: only call store_updates_sp() on stores in do_page_fault()

Submitted by Christophe Leroy on April 19, 2017, 12:56 p.m.


Message ID 22c2ebcfe72f4f17be6d284d922895cec34e23fc.1492606297.git.christophe.leroy@c-s.fr
State New
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Christophe Leroy April 19, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Function store_updates_sp() checks whether the faulting
instruction is a store updating r1. Therefore we can limit its calls
to stores exceptions.

This patch is an improvement of commit a7a9dcd882a67 ("powerpc: Avoid
taking a data miss on every userspace instruction miss")

With the same microbenchmark app, run with 500 as argument, on an
MPC885 we get:

Before this patch: 152000 DTLB misses
After this patch:  147000 DTLB misses

Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>
 arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
index 3a7d580fdc59..67fefb59d40e 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/mm/fault.c
@@ -287,7 +287,7 @@  int do_page_fault(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long address,
 	 * can result in fault, which will cause a deadlock when called with
 	 * mmap_sem held
-	if (!is_exec && user_mode(regs))
+	if (is_write && user_mode(regs))
 		store_update_sp = store_updates_sp(regs);
 	if (user_mode(regs))