Commit f0490980 authored by Eric Dumazet's avatar Eric Dumazet Committed by David S. Miller
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[NET]: Force a cache line split in hh_cache in SMP.

hh_lock was converted from rwlock to seqlock by Stephen.

To have a 100% benefit of this change, I suggest to place read mostly fields
of hh_cache in a separate cache line, because hh_refcnt may be changed quite
frequently on some busy machines.
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent 47bbec02
......@@ -193,7 +193,14 @@ struct hh_cache
struct hh_cache *hh_next; /* Next entry */
atomic_t hh_refcnt; /* number of users */
__be16 hh_type; /* protocol identifier, f.e ETH_P_IP
* We want hh_output, hh_len, hh_lock and hh_data be a in a separate
* cache line on SMP.
* They are mostly read, but hh_refcnt may be changed quite frequently,
* incurring cache line ping pongs.
__be16 hh_type ____cacheline_aligned_in_smp;
/* protocol identifier, f.e ETH_P_IP
* NOTE: For VLANs, this will be the
* encapuslated type. --BLG
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