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Re: [patch, mips] Improved memset for MIPS

On 09/06/2013 12:03 PM, Steve Ellcey wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-09-06 at 00:18 -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> Two things really: 
>> (a) Testing details?
>> Could you please elaborate more on "some standalone performance 
>> measurements?"
>> What specific benchmarks did you run?
> Basically, I just wrote and used a test program that does a bunch of
> memset's.  Nothing fancy or very intricate.

Are you able to post this test program for posterity along with
your patches?

>> What does the glibc microbenchmark show about your changes? Do they
>> show a benefit?
> I didn't try this, but I can.  Is there anything on the glibc web page
> about how to run this benchmark?  Does it happen as part of the standard
> 'make check'?

Just run `make bench', wait a while, and compare results before and after.

Look at bench/README for more details.

>> Steve, I trust your experience with MIPS, but I'd like to see all 
>> of us drive a little more detail into these performance related
>> patches. I'm also curious if the microbenchmark shows a performance
>> progression. The glibc community is trying hard to add some objectivity
>> to our performance measurements, prevent performance regressions, and
>> use the tests to experiment with new implementations.
> That sounds reasonable.  I just need a bit of help on where this is and
> how to run it.

My pleasure. Ask if you get stuck.

>> (b) the code formatting isn't in line with the project requirements.
> I'll fix these up and resubmit when I have the changes (and some more
> performance data).

Thanks for being accommodating.


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