[PATCH] UBI: Decrease I/O count in ubi_scan
corentin.chary at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 09:42:35 EDT 2009
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Artem Bityutskiy<dedekind1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 13:26 +0200, Corentin Chary wrote:
>> Merge ec_hdr and vid_hdr read in one ubi_io_read()
>> This result in a 25% speedup with nandsim, and 6%
>> speedup on an AT91SAM9263 board with a 200Mo UBI volume.
>> Signed-off-by: Corentin Chary <corentincj at iksaif.net>
>> drivers/mtd/ubi/io.c | 67 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>> drivers/mtd/ubi/scan.c | 35 +++++++++++++------------
>> drivers/mtd/ubi/ubi.h | 4 +++
>> 3 files changed, 87 insertions(+), 19 deletions(-)
> Yeah, I did the same optimization some time ago:
> Could you please take a look at those patches as well, and if they
> are any better, use them or improve yours. I do not remember the
> details, to be frank.
Didn't see them, they are essentially the same. But I suspect yours are better.
> No one reported a significant improvement, so I dropped it.
> nandsim improvement is not very interesting, but the AT91SAM9263 is.
> Which flash is there?
[ 12.544598] NAND device: Manufacturer ID: 0xec, Chip ID: 0x36
(Samsung NAND 64MiB 1,8V 8-bit)
[ 12.683697] Scanni
[ 12.691395] 0x000000000000-0x000000800000 : "Linux Kernel"
[ 12.699687] 0x000000800000-0x000002800000 : "Filesystem"
[ 12.707648] 0x000002800000-0x000004000000 : "Free"
[ 12.719948] UBI: attaching mtd2 to ubi0
[ 12.728005] UBI: physical eraseblock size: 16384 bytes (16 KiB)
[ 12.741397] UBI: logical eraseblock size: 15360 bytes
[ 12.751721] UBI: smallest flash I/O unit: 512
[ 12.760202] UBI: VID header offset: 512 (aligned 512)
[ 12.767589] UBI: data offset: 1024
[ 13.047943] UBI: attached mtd2 to ubi0
[ 13.055450] UBI: MTD device name: "Free"
[ 13.063343] UBI: MTD device size: 24 MiB
[ 13.071539] UBI: number of good PEBs: 1536
[ 13.084148] UBI: number of bad PEBs: 0
[ 13.095572] UBI: max. allowed volumes: 89
[ 13.105468] UBI: wear-leveling threshold: 4096
[ 13.113178] UBI: number of internal volumes: 1
[ 13.129826] UBI: number of user volumes: 1
[ 13.140834] UBI: available PEBs: 0
[ 13.153634] UBI: total number of reserved PEBs: 1536
[ 13.160852] UBI: number of PEBs reserved for bad PEB handling: 15
[ 13.167731] UBI: max/mean erase counter: 2/1
[ 13.177809] UBI: image sequence number: 0
> And why do you presume is the improvement -
> just less calls to MTD or really less I/O? Note MTD usually caches
> the last read NAND page, so usually this is not about less I/O.
In this case it seems vid and ec headers are not on the same page.
So, if I understand things correctly, there *is* more I/O, and the same thing
The same thing occurs with nandsim, because VID header offset is 2048,
I don't know
if it can happen on real flash.
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