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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4] iommu/dma: Use NUMA aware memory allocations in __iommu_dma_alloc_pages()
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On 30/11/2018 11:14, John Garry wrote:
> From: Ganapatrao Kulkarni <ganapatrao.kulkarni@cavium.com>
>

Hi Joerg,

A friendly reminder. Can you please let me know your position on this patch?

Cheers,
John

> Change function __iommu_dma_alloc_pages() to allocate pages for DMA from
> respective device NUMA node. The ternary operator which would be for
> alloc_pages_node() is tidied along with this.
>
> The motivation for this change is to have a policy for page allocation
> consistent with direct DMA mapping, which attempts to allocate pages local
> to the device, as mentioned in [1].
>
> In addition, for certain workloads it has been observed a marginal
> performance improvement. The patch caused an observation of 0.9% average
> throughput improvement for running tcrypt with HiSilicon crypto engine.
>
> We also include a modification to use kvzalloc() for kzalloc()/vzalloc()
> combination.
>
> [1] https://www.mail-archive.com/linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org/msg1692998.html
>
> Signed-off-by: Ganapatrao Kulkarni <ganapatrao.kulkarni@cavium.com>
> [JPG: Added kvzalloc(), drop pages ** being device local, remove ternary operator, update message]
> Signed-off-by: John Garry <john.garry@huawei.com>
> ---
> Difference:
> v1->v2:
> - Add Ganapatrao's tag and change author
>
> v2->v3:
> - removed ternary operator
> - stopped making pages ** allocation local to device
>
> v3->v4:
> - Update commit message to include motivation for patch, including
> headline performance improvement for test.
>
> Some notes:
> This patch was originally posted by Ganapatrao in [2].
>
> However, after initial review, it was never reposted (due to lack of
> cycles, I think). In addition, the functionality in its sibling patches
> were merged through patches, as mentioned in [2]; this also refers to a
> discussion on device local allocations vs CPU local allocations for DMA
> pool, and which is better [1].
>
> However, as mentioned in [1], dma_alloc_coherent() uses the locality
> information from the device - as in direct DMA - so this patch is just
> applying this same policy.
>
> And from some testing, mentioned in commit message, shows marginal
> improvement.
>
> [2] https://lore.kernel.org/patchwork/patch/833004/
> [3] https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/8/22/391
>
> diff --git a/drivers/iommu/dma-iommu.c b/drivers/iommu/dma-iommu.c
> index d1b0475..4afb1a8 100644
> --- a/drivers/iommu/dma-iommu.c
> +++ b/drivers/iommu/dma-iommu.c
> @@ -449,20 +449,17 @@ static void __iommu_dma_free_pages(struct page **pages, int count)
> kvfree(pages);
> }
>
> -static struct page **__iommu_dma_alloc_pages(unsigned int count,
> - unsigned long order_mask, gfp_t gfp)
> +static struct page **__iommu_dma_alloc_pages(struct device *dev,
> + unsigned int count, unsigned long order_mask, gfp_t gfp)
> {
> struct page **pages;
> - unsigned int i = 0, array_size = count * sizeof(*pages);
> + unsigned int i = 0, nid = dev_to_node(dev);
>
> order_mask &= (2U << MAX_ORDER) - 1;
> if (!order_mask)
> return NULL;
>
> - if (array_size <= PAGE_SIZE)
> - pages = kzalloc(array_size, GFP_KERNEL);
> - else
> - pages = vzalloc(array_size);
> + pages = kvzalloc(count * sizeof(*pages), GFP_KERNEL);
> if (!pages)
> return NULL;
>
> @@ -481,10 +478,12 @@ static struct page **__iommu_dma_alloc_pages(unsigned int count,
> for (order_mask &= (2U << __fls(count)) - 1;
> order_mask; order_mask &= ~order_size) {
> unsigned int order = __fls(order_mask);
> + gfp_t alloc_flags = gfp;
>
> order_size = 1U << order;
> - page = alloc_pages((order_mask - order_size) ?
> - gfp | __GFP_NORETRY : gfp, order);
> + if (order_mask > order_size)
> + alloc_flags |= __GFP_NORETRY;
> + page = alloc_pages_node(nid, alloc_flags, order);
> if (!page)
> continue;
> if (!order)
> @@ -569,7 +568,8 @@ struct page **iommu_dma_alloc(struct device *dev, size_t size, gfp_t gfp,
> alloc_sizes = min_size;
>
> count = PAGE_ALIGN(size) >> PAGE_SHIFT;
> - pages = __iommu_dma_alloc_pages(count, alloc_sizes >> PAGE_SHIFT, gfp);
> + pages = __iommu_dma_alloc_pages(dev, count, alloc_sizes >> PAGE_SHIFT,
> + gfp);
> if (!pages)
> return NULL;
>
>


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