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From: Kees Cook <>
To: kernel test robot <>
Cc: LKML <>,
Subject: Re: [x86/entry] 8c5045f89b: will-it-scale.per_process_ops -12.9% regression
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:19:28 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <202003281505.0F481D3@keescook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200327074002.GV11705@shao2-debian>

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 03:40:02PM +0800, kernel test robot wrote:
> Greeting,
> FYI, we noticed a -12.9% regression of will-it-scale.per_process_ops due to commit:
> commit: 8c5045f89b181a4412b698cafc9dc257192a3a65 ("x86/entry: Enable random_kstack_offset support")
> kspp/stack/offset/agnostic/v1
> in testcase: will-it-scale
> on test machine: 288 threads Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) CPU 7295 @ 1.50GHz with 80G memory
> with following parameters:
> 	nr_task: 100%
> 	mode: process
> 	test: lseek1
> 	cpufreq_governor: performance
> 	ucode: 0x11
> test-description: Will It Scale takes a testcase and runs it from 1 through to n parallel copies to see if the testcase will scale. It builds both a process and threads based test in order to see any differences between the two.
> test-url:

Whoa. I'll take a closer look. I fail to understand how this could be
happening. In this CONFIG the changes are a NOP. And that would be
true for both process and thread. O_o

Kees Cook

      reply	other threads:[~2020-03-28 22:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-27  7:40 kernel test robot
2020-03-28 22:19 ` Kees Cook [this message]

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