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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] of: use hash based search in of_find_node_by_phandle
On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 1:34 AM, Chintan Pandya <cpandya@codeaurora.org> wrote:
>
>> I was curious, so I implemented it. It ends up being similar to Rasmus's
>> 1st suggestion. The difference is we don't try to store all entries, but
>> rather implement a hash table that doesn't handle collisions. Relying on
>> the fact that phandles are just linearly allocated from 0, we just mask
>> the high bits of the phandle to get the index.
>
> I think this is most resourceful way.
>>
>> Can you try out on your setup and try different
>> array sizes.
>
> Here are my test results. However, I simply considered overall boot time to
> compare different scenarios because profiling of_find_node_by_phandle() in
> early boot fails.
>
> Scenarios:
> [1] Cache size 1024 + early cache build up [Small change in your cache
> patch,
> see the patch below]
> [2] Hash 64 approach[my original v2 patch]
> [3] Cache size 64
> [4] Cache size 128
> [5] Cache size 256
> [6] Base build
>
> Result (boot to shell in sec):
> [1] 14.292498 14.370994 14.313537 --> 850ms avg gain
> [2] 14.340981 14.395900 14.398149 --> 800ms avg gain
> [3] 14.546429 14.488783 14.468694 --> 680ms avg gain
> [4] 14.506007 14.497487 14.523062 --> 670ms avg gain
> [5] 14.671100 14.643344 14.731853 --> 500ms avg gain

It's strange that bigger sizes are slower. Based on this data, I'd pick [3].

How many phandles do you have? I thought it was hundreds, so 1024
entries would be more than enough and you should see some curve to a
max gain as cache size approaches # of phandles.

Rob

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