aboutsummaryrefslogtreecommitdiffstats
path: root/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
diff options
context:
space:
mode:
authorJiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com>2011-03-07 19:10:39 +0100
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2011-03-08 17:22:11 +0100
commitea7145477a461e09d8d194cac4b996dc4f449107 (patch)
treeaa45594b6303b854f5fa85f82ba5dca01e0aa8ac /include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
parent86cb2ec7b22a0a89b8660110dc03321fadbef45f (diff)
x86: Separate out entry text section
Put x86 entry code into a separate link section: .entry.text. Separating the entry text section seems to have performance benefits - caused by more efficient instruction cache usage. Running hackbench with perf stat --repeat showed that the change compresses the icache footprint. The icache load miss rate went down by about 15%: before patch: 19417627 L1-icache-load-misses ( +- 0.147% ) after patch: 16490788 L1-icache-load-misses ( +- 0.180% ) The motivation of the patch was to fix a particular kprobes bug that relates to the entry text section, the performance advantage was discovered accidentally. Whole perf output follows: - results for current tip tree: Performance counter stats for './hackbench/hackbench 10' (500 runs): 19417627 L1-icache-load-misses ( +- 0.147% ) 2676914223 instructions # 0.497 IPC ( +- 0.079% ) 5389516026 cycles ( +- 0.144% ) 0.206267711 seconds time elapsed ( +- 0.138% ) - results for current tip tree with the patch applied: Performance counter stats for './hackbench/hackbench 10' (500 runs): 16490788 L1-icache-load-misses ( +- 0.180% ) 2717734941 instructions # 0.502 IPC ( +- 0.079% ) 5414756975 cycles ( +- 0.148% ) 0.206747566 seconds time elapsed ( +- 0.137% ) Signed-off-by: Jiri Olsa <jolsa@redhat.com> Cc: Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo <acme@redhat.com> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk> Cc: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com> Cc: masami.hiramatsu.pt@hitachi.com Cc: ananth@in.ibm.com Cc: davem@davemloft.net Cc: 2nddept-manager@sdl.hitachi.co.jp LKML-Reference: <20110307181039.GB15197@jolsa.redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h')
-rw-r--r--include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h6
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
index fe77e3395b40..906c3ceca9a2 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/vmlinux.lds.h
@@ -424,6 +424,12 @@
*(.kprobes.text) \
VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__kprobes_text_end) = .;
+#define ENTRY_TEXT \
+ ALIGN_FUNCTION(); \
+ VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__entry_text_start) = .; \
+ *(.entry.text) \
+ VMLINUX_SYMBOL(__entry_text_end) = .;
+
#ifdef CONFIG_FUNCTION_GRAPH_TRACER
#define IRQENTRY_TEXT \
ALIGN_FUNCTION(); \

Privacy Policy