Re: [PATCH 02/16] virtio_ring: virtqueue_add_sgs, to add multiple sgs.

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Tue Feb 26 2013 - 00:41:48 EST

"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 06:26:20PM +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
>> virtio_scsi can really use this, to avoid the current hack of copying
>> the whole sg array. Some other things get slightly neater, too.
>> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hmm, this makes add_buf a bit slower. virtio_test results
> (I'll send a patch to update the test shortly):
> Before:
> 0.09user 0.01system 0:00.12elapsed 91%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 480maxresident)k
> 0inputs+0outputs (0major+145minor)pagefaults 0swaps
> After:
> 0.11user 0.01system 0:00.13elapsed 90%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 480maxresident)k
> 0inputs+0outputs (0major+145minor)pagefaults 0swaps

Interesting: how much of this is due to the shim in virtqueue_add_buf()
to clean up the sg arrays?

(Perhaps we should make virtio_test run for longer, too).

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