Re: [PATCH RESEND v3 5/6] AHCI: Optimize single IRQ interrupt processing

From: Alexander Gordeev
Date: Wed Sep 24 2014 - 06:33:43 EST

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 04:57:10PM -0400, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hmmm... how does it affect single device operation tho? It does make
> individual interrupt handling heavier, no?

I think it is difficult to assess "individual interrupt handling", since
it depends from both the hardware and device access pattern. On the system
I use the results are rather counter-intuitive: ahci_thread_fn() does not
show up in perf report at all, nor ahci_single_irq_intr(). While before
the change ahci_single_irq_intr() reported 0.00%.

But since the handling is split in two parts it is rather incorrect to
apply the same metric to the threaded context. Obviously, the threaded
handler is expected slowed down by other interrupts handlers, but the
whole system should benefit from it, which is exactly the aim of this

> --
> tejun

Alexander Gordeev
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