Re: [RFC] avoid indirect calls for DMA direct mappings v2

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Sat Dec 08 2018 - 11:51:02 EST

On Sat, Dec 08, 2018 at 05:06:48PM +0100, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
> You can add my:
> Tested-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@xxxxxxxxxx>
> or
> Acked-by: Jesper Dangaard Brouer <brouer@xxxxxxxxxx>
> I'm very happy that you work on this. And I've done micro-benchmark
> testing of the patchset (and branch dma-direct-calls), which I've made
> avail here:
> My XDP performance is back, minus the BPF-indirect call, and
> net_rx_action napi->poll, and net_device->ndo_xdp_xmit calls. I
> verified that manually disabling retpoline for these remaining netstack
> retpoline-calls restore the performance full (well minus 1.5 nanosec).

Thanks a lot for all the testing (and the initial report). I'd love to
still gets this in for 4.21 if we can, but for that I'd need a lot
more folks to carefull review it, especially the swiotlb and ia64 bits.
So if we don't get that early next week I feel we might have to punt
it to the next merge window.