[RFC] User space to kernel space copy optimization

Jiang, Dave dave.jiang at intel.com
Mon Nov 16 14:57:47 PST 2015

On Mon, 2015-11-16 at 21:53 +0000, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> One of the things I'm interested in is to use a memcpy capable DMA
> engine HW to optimize user space and kernel space parameter copying.

Have you looked at why NET_DMA was deprecated and using DMA engine to
do kernel->user copy could be a problem?

> Of course, this will not be viable for all parameter sizes but I can
> see
> this being useful. The goal is to save power in the cost of little
> performance.
> Before I go and invent my own mechanism, I'd like to have ideas on
> what
> an acceptable solution would look like. Especially, I'm looking for a
> generic implementation that could plug into any DMA engine HW.
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> Inc.
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