On 04/09/2018 10:54 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
>>> I am not against this patch, but we certainly need to find out a way to
>>> bring the performance number up closer to what it is before applying
>>> the patch.
>> We certainly need to *understand* where the drop is coming from, because
>> the two-threaded case is still just a CAS on x86 with and without this
>> patch series. Generally, there's a throughput cost when ensuring fairness
>> and forward-progress otherwise we'd all be using test-and-set.
> Whilst I think we still need to address my questions above, I've had a
> crack at the diff below. Please can you give it a spin? It sticks a trylock
> on the slowpath before setting pending and replaces the CAS-based set
> with an xchg (which I *think* is safe, but will need to ponder it some
> more).
> Thanks,
> Will

Unfortunately, this patch didn't help.

pending count = 777
queuing count = 9,991,272
locking rate = 4,087 kop/s


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