[PATCH] arm64: optimize memcpy_{from,to}io() and memset_io()

Will Deacon will.deacon at arm.com
Fri Aug 1 01:32:46 PDT 2014

On Fri, Aug 01, 2014 at 07:30:09AM +0100, Joonwoo Park wrote:
> + Catalin, Will
> Thanks,
> Joonwoo
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 11:28:26PM -0700, Joonwoo Park wrote:
> > Optimize memcpy_{from,to}io() and memset_io() by transferring in 64 bit
> > as much as possible with minimized barrier usage.  This simplest optimization
> > brings faster throughput compare to current byte-by-byte read and write with
> > barrier in the loop.  Code's skeleton is taken from the powerpc.

Hmm, I've never really understood the use-case for memcpy_{to,from}io on
ARM, so getting to the bottom of that would help in reviewing this patch.

Can you point me at the drivers which are using this for ARM please? Doing a
blind byte-by-byte copy could easily cause problems with some peripherals,
so there must be an underlying assumption somewhere about how this is
supposed to work.


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