[LKP] [drm/mgag200] 90f479ae51: vm-scalability.median -18.8% regression

Rong Chen rong.a.chen at intel.com
Wed Aug 28 09:37:01 UTC 2019

Hi Thomas,

On 8/28/19 1:16 AM, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:
> Hi
> Am 27.08.19 um 14:33 schrieb Chen, Rong A:
>> Both patches have little impact on the performance from our side.
> Thanks for testing. Too bad they doesn't solve the issue.
> There's another patch attached. Could you please tests this as well?
> Thanks a lot!
> The patch comes from Daniel Vetter after discussing the problem on IRC.
> The idea of the patch is that the old mgag200 code might display much
> less frames that the generic code, because mgag200 only prints from
> non-atomic context. If we simulate this with the generic code, we should
> see roughly the original performance.

It's cool, the patch "usecansleep.patch" can fix the issue.

   f1f8555dfb9 drm/bochs: Use shadow buffer for bochs framebuffer console
   90f479ae51a drm/mgag200: Replace struct mga_fbdev with generic 
framebuffer emulation
   b976b04c2bc only schedule worker from non-atomic context

f1f8555dfb9a70a2  90f479ae51afa45efab97afdde b976b04c2bcf33148d6c7bc1a2  
----------------  -------------------------- --------------------------  
          %stddev      change         %stddev      change %stddev
              \          |                \          | \
      42912             -15%      36517 44093 
      42912             -15%      36517 44093        GEO-MEAN 

Best Regards,
Rong Chen

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