On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 01:50:13PM +0530, naveen yadav wrote:
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org,
> I have few drivers and very big application running on ARM and MIPS target.
> I want to check the performance by changing the page size ie.
> 8K, 16K, 32K etc.
> Is it possile, If yes then what all care i need to take .
For MIPS: Rebuild kernel with support for the new kernel size. Few MIPS
cores. Note that the `odd´ page sizes, that those that aren't a power
of 4 are only supported by Cavium while all MIPS III and newer processors
support even `even´ sizes 4KB, 16KB and 64KB.
Aside of rebuilding the kernel you also need a suitable userland; older
versions of binutils will produce binaries that only run
for 4kB page sizes.
For ARM the page size is fixed at 4kB which will simplify your benchmarking
Performance gains very much depends on the workload but in general larger
sizes are beneficial except maybe for systems with very little memory.