Re: [PATCH] iommu/iova: Update cached node pointer when current node fails to get any free IOVA

From: Robin Murphy
Date: Mon Apr 23 2018 - 12:37:20 EST

On 19/04/18 18:12, Ganapatrao Kulkarni wrote:
The performance drop is observed with long hours iperf testing using 40G
cards. This is mainly due to long iterations in finding the free iova
range in 32bit address space.

In current implementation for 64bit PCI devices, there is always first
attempt to allocate iova from 32bit(SAC preferred over DAC) address
range. Once we run out 32bit range, there is allocation from higher range,
however due to cached32_node optimization it does not suppose to be
painful. cached32_node always points to recently allocated 32-bit node.
When address range is full, it will be pointing to last allocated node
(leaf node), so walking rbtree to find the available range is not
expensive affair. However this optimization does not behave well when
one of the middle node is freed. In that case cached32_node is updated
to point to next iova range. The next iova allocation will consume free
range and again update cached32_node to itself. From now on, walking
over 32-bit range is more expensive.

This patch adds fix to update cached node to leaf node when there are no
iova free range left, which avoids unnecessary long iterations.

The only trouble with this is that "allocation failed" doesn't uniquely mean "space full". Say that after some time the 32-bit space ends up empty except for one page at 0x1000 and one at 0x80000000, then somebody tries to allocate 2GB. If we move the cached node down to the leftmost entry when that fails, all subsequent allocation attempts are now going to fail despite the space being 99.9999% free!

I can see a couple of ways to solve that general problem of free space above the cached node getting lost, but neither of them helps with the case where there is genuinely insufficient space (and if anything would make it even slower). In terms of the optimisation you want here, i.e. fail fast when an allocation cannot possibly succeed, the only reliable idea which comes to mind is free-PFN accounting. I might give that a go myself to see how ugly it looks.


Signed-off-by: Ganapatrao Kulkarni <ganapatrao.kulkarni@xxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/iommu/iova.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/iommu/iova.c b/drivers/iommu/iova.c
index 83fe262..e6ee2ea 100644
--- a/drivers/iommu/iova.c
+++ b/drivers/iommu/iova.c
@@ -201,6 +201,12 @@ static int __alloc_and_insert_iova_range(struct iova_domain *iovad,
} while (curr && new_pfn <= curr_iova->pfn_hi);
if (limit_pfn < size || new_pfn < iovad->start_pfn) {
+ /* No more cached node points to free hole, update to leaf node.
+ */
+ struct iova *prev_iova;
+ prev_iova = rb_entry(prev, struct iova, node);
+ __cached_rbnode_insert_update(iovad, prev_iova);
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&iovad->iova_rbtree_lock, flags);
return -ENOMEM;