Re: [PATCH v9 net-next 2/7] net: add low latency socket poll
From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Wed Jun 05 2013 - 11:59:37 EST
On Wed, 2013-06-05 at 18:46 +0300, Eliezer Tamir wrote:
> On 05/06/2013 18:39, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> > On Wed, 2013-06-05 at 18:30 +0300, Eliezer Tamir wrote:
> >> On 05/06/2013 18:21, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> >>> It would also make sense to give end_time as a parameter, so that the
> >>> polling() code could really give a end_time for the whole duration of
> >>> poll().
> >>> (You then should test can_poll_ll(end_time) _before_ call to
> >>> ndo_ll_poll())
> >> how would you handle a nonblocking operation in that case?
> >> I guess if we have a socket option, then we don't need to handle none
> >> blocking any diffrent, since the user specified exactly how much time to
> >> waste polling. right?
> > If the thread already spent 50us in the poll() system call, it for sure
> > should not call any ndo_ll_poll(). This makes no more sense at this
> > point.
> what about a non-blocking read from a socket?
> Right now we assume this means poll only once since the application will
> repeat as needed.
> maybe add a "once" parameter that will cause sk_poll_ll() to ignore end
> time and only try once?
extern bool __sk_poll_ll(struct sock *sk, cycles_t end);
static inline bool sk_poll_ll(struct sock *sk, bool nonblock)
return __sk_poll_ll(sk, nonblock, ll_end_time());
In the poll() code, we should call ll_end_time() once, even if we poll
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