mm: remove unlikely() from page_mapping()
Steven Rostedt [Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:46:17 +0000 (15:46 -0800)]
page_mapping() has a unlikely that the mapping has PAGE_MAPPING_ANON set.
But running the annotated branch profiler on a normal desktop system doing
vairous tasks (xchat, evolution, firefox, distcc), it is not really that
unlikely that the mapping here will have the PAGE_MAPPING_ANON flag set:

 correct incorrect  %        Function                  File              Line
 ------- ---------  -        --------                  ----              ----
35935762 1270265395  97 page_mapping                   mm.h                 659
1306198001   143659   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 657
203131478   121586   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 657
 5415491     1116   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 657
74899487     1116   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 657
203132845      224   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 659
 5415464       27   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 659
   13552        0   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 657
   13552        0   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 659
  242630        0   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 657
  242630        0   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 659
74899487        0   0 page_mapping                   mm.h                 659

The page_mapping() is a static inline, which is why it shows up multiple
times.

The unlikely in page_mapping() was correct a total of 1909540379 times and
incorrect 1270533123 times, with a 39% being incorrect.  With this much of
an error, it's best to simply remove the unlikely and have the compiler
and branch prediction figure this out.

Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: KOSAKI Motohiro <kosaki.motohiro@jp.fujitsu.com>
Cc: Nick Piggin <npiggin@kernel.dk>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Lee Schermerhorn <Lee.Schermerhorn@hp.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

include/linux/mm.h

index 9ade803..57e11b2 100644 (file)
@@ -657,7 +657,7 @@ static inline struct address_space *page_mapping(struct page *page)
        VM_BUG_ON(PageSlab(page));
        if (unlikely(PageSwapCache(page)))
                mapping = &swapper_space;
-       else if (unlikely((unsigned long)mapping & PAGE_MAPPING_ANON))
+       else if ((unsigned long)mapping & PAGE_MAPPING_ANON)
                mapping = NULL;
        return mapping;
 }