mmap: add alignment for some variables
Shaohua Li [Wed, 25 May 2011 00:11:18 +0000 (17:11 -0700)]
Make some variables have correct alignment/section to avoid cache issue.
In a workload which heavily does mmap/munmap, the variables will be used
frequently.

Signed-off-by: Shaohua Li <shaohua.li@intel.com>
Cc: Andi Kleen <andi@firstfloor.org>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

mm/mmap.c

index 772140c..eaec3df 100644 (file)
--- a/mm/mmap.c
+++ b/mm/mmap.c
@@ -84,10 +84,14 @@ pgprot_t vm_get_page_prot(unsigned long vm_flags)
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(vm_get_page_prot);
 
-int sysctl_overcommit_memory = OVERCOMMIT_GUESS;  /* heuristic overcommit */
-int sysctl_overcommit_ratio = 50;      /* default is 50% */
+int sysctl_overcommit_memory __read_mostly = OVERCOMMIT_GUESS;  /* heuristic overcommit */
+int sysctl_overcommit_ratio __read_mostly = 50;        /* default is 50% */
 int sysctl_max_map_count __read_mostly = DEFAULT_MAX_MAP_COUNT;
-struct percpu_counter vm_committed_as;
+/*
+ * Make sure vm_committed_as in one cacheline and not cacheline shared with
+ * other variables. It can be updated by several CPUs frequently.
+ */
+struct percpu_counter vm_committed_as ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
 
 /*
  * Check that a process has enough memory to allocate a new virtual