[PATCH net-next v2 0/2] net: mvneta: improve rx performance
From: Jisheng Zhang
Date: Fri Feb 17 2017 - 05:07:48 EST
In hot code path such as mvneta_rx_hwbm() and mvneta_rx_swbm(), we may
access fields of rx_desc. The rx_desc is allocated by
dma_alloc_coherent, it's uncacheable if the device isn't cache
coherent, reading from uncached memory is fairly slow.
patch1 reuses the read out status to getting status field of rx_desc
patch2 uses cacheable memory to store the rx buffer DMA address.
We get the following performance data on Marvell BG4CT Platforms
(tested with iperf):
before the patch:
recving 1GB in mvneta_rx_swbm() costs 149265960 ns
after the patch:
recving 1GB in mvneta_rx_swbm() costs 1421565640 ns
We saved 4.76% time.
RFC: can we do similar modification for tx? If yes, I can prepare a v2.
Basically, these two patches do what Arnd mentioned in .
I added "Suggested-by you" tag, I hope you don't mind ;)
- correct the performance data typo
Jisheng Zhang (2):
net: mvneta: avoid getting status from rx_desc as much as possible
net: mvneta: Use cacheable memory to store the rx buffer DMA address
drivers/net/ethernet/marvell/mvneta.c | 36 ++++++++++++++++++++---------------
1 file changed, 21 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)