On Sun, 2018-04-01 at 05:48:55 UTC, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> When stop is executed with EC=ESL=0, it appears to execute like a
> normal instruction (resuming from NIP when woken by interrupt). So all
> the save/restore handling can be avoided completely. In particular NV
> GPRs do not have to be saved, and MSR does not have to be switched
> back to kernel MSR.
> So move the test for EC=ESL=0 sleep states out to power9_idle_stop,
> and return directly to the caller after stop in that case.
> This improves performance for ping-pong benchmark with the stop0_lite
> idle state by 2.54% for 2 threads in the same core, and 2.57% for
> different cores. Performance increase with HV_POSSIBLE defined will be
> improved further by avoiding the hwsync.
> Cc: Vaidyanathan Srinivasan <sva...@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Gautham R. Shenoy <e...@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Paul Mackerras <pau...@ozlabs.org>
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npig...@gmail.com>

Applied to powerpc next, thanks.



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