Re: [PATCH] crypto, qat, use generic numa functions

From: Tadeusz Struk
Date: Wed Oct 08 2014 - 11:52:49 EST

Hi Prarit,
On 10/07/2014 05:12 PM, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> The method in which the qat code determines the numa node for memory
> allocations is a bit clunky. On 2 socket, single node systems it is
> possible that adf_get_dev_node_id() returns node 1, even though node 1
> doesn't exist.
> This code transitions the qat code to the generic numa functions.
> Changing adf_get_dev_node_id() to a simple call to dev_get_node() results
> in a change to the adf_accel_dev struct as well.

The problem with that is we don't want to use any valid numa node, but
the node we are connected to or we don't want to use the accelerator at
all. Otherwise, when the first valid numa node happens to be the remote
node the dma transactions we be slow and instead of accelerating we will
slow things down.
A patch that enforces this is on it's way.

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