[PATCH 3/8] ARM: dma-mapping: use asm-generic/dma-mapping-common.h
buytenh at wantstofly.org
Fri Jul 15 17:53:35 EDT 2011
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:27:17AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > > > > > > I suppose for the majority of the cases, the overhead of the indirect
> > > > > > > function call is near-zero, compared to the overhead of the cache
> > > > > > > management operation, so it would only make a difference for coherent
> > > > > > > systems without an IOMMU. Do we care about micro-optimizing those?
> > > >
> > > > FWIW, when I was hacking on ARM access point routing performance some
> > > > time ago, turning the L1/L2 cache maintenance operations into inline
> > > > functions (inlined into the ethernet driver) gave me a significant and
> > > > measurable performance boost.
> > >
> > > On what architecture? Can you show what you did to gain that?
> > Patch is attached below. It's an ugly product-specific hack, not
> > suitable for upstreaming in this form, etc etc, but IIRC it gave me
> > a ~5% improvement on packet routing.
> Do you know how much is contributed from each change - L1, L2, moving
> dma_cache_maint() inline, removing the virt_addr_valid() etc?
Sorry, I'm not sure -- I never tested it to that granularity, and I
don't have access to the hardware anymore now.
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