Re: [PATCH 1/2] ARM: copypage-fa: add kto and kfrom to input operands list

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Tue Oct 16 2018 - 07:36:00 EST

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:44 AM Russell King - ARM Linux
<linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:00:19AM +0200, Linus Walleij wrote:

> > I am on deep waters with ARM assembly, admittedly. So I wanted to
> > ask: OpenWRT has this cache patch:
> >
> > I do not know why (sorry).
> >
> > Do you think that patch is actually a hack to hide the problem
> > fixed with this patch? (OK maybe stupid question but...)
> No, it looks to me like a hack to make DMA cache handling "more
> efficient" by cleaning/invalidating the entire cache when dealing
> with large streaming buffers.

Aha that makes a lot of sense.

I will attempt to drop it from OpenWRT in the next kernel upgrade
unless benchmarks can show that it is worth it.

Thanks Russell!

Linus Walleij