[PATCH v1 2/3] scsi: ufs: Optimize host lock on transfer requests send/compl paths

Bart Van Assche bvanassche at acm.org
Wed Jun 2 17:18:51 PDT 2021

On 5/31/21 9:04 AM, Bean Huo wrote:
> I did a UFS queue limitation test before, observed that once the
> queue is full, then the active task number in the queue will get
> down. For the Nvme, the scenario is the same. You can refer to the
> slide 23, and slide 24 in the pdf: 
> https://elinux.org/images/6/6c/Linux_Storage_System_Bottleneck_Exploration_V0.3.pdf
> I don't know if your patch can fix this issue.

Hi Bean,

That's a very interesting presentation. Unfortunately the overhead for
SCSI in that presentation includes the SCSI core + UFS driver. Given the
use of the host lock in the version of the UFS driver that was used to
prepare that presentation, the overhead introduced by the UFS driver may
be significant. Maybe someone should measure the overhead of the
scsi_debug driver and compare it with the NVMe loopback driver to get a
better idea of how the overhead of these two subsystems compare to each


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