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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/6] staging: erofs: cleanup `z_erofs_vle_normalaccess_readpages'
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Hi Chao,

On 2018/9/19 23:45, Chao Yu wrote:
> Hi Xiang,
>
> On 2018/9/19 23:32, Gao Xiang wrote:
>> Hi Chao,
>>
>> On 2018/9/19 23:26, Chao Yu wrote:
>>> Hi Xiang,
>>>
>>> On 2018/9/19 13:49, Gao Xiang wrote:
>>>> This patch introduces `__should_decompress_synchronously' to
>>>> cleanup `z_erofs_vle_normalaccess_readpages'.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25@huawei.com>
>>>> ---
>>>> drivers/staging/erofs/internal.h | 11 +++++++++++
>>>> drivers/staging/erofs/super.c | 5 +++++
>>>> drivers/staging/erofs/unzip_vle.c | 20 ++++++--------------
>>>> 3 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/staging/erofs/internal.h b/drivers/staging/erofs/internal.h
>>>> index cfcc6db..c84eb97 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/staging/erofs/internal.h
>>>> +++ b/drivers/staging/erofs/internal.h
>>>> @@ -95,6 +95,9 @@ struct erofs_sb_info {
>>>> /* the dedicated workstation for compression */
>>>> struct radix_tree_root workstn_tree;
>>>>
>>>> + /* threshold for decompression synchronously */
>>>> + unsigned int max_sync_decompress_pages;
>>>> +
>>>> #ifdef EROFS_FS_HAS_MANAGED_CACHE
>>>> struct inode *managed_cache;
>>>> #endif
>>>> @@ -273,6 +276,14 @@ extern int erofs_try_to_free_cached_page(struct address_space *mapping,
>>>> struct page *page);
>>>> #endif
>>>>
>>>> +#define DEFAULT_MAX_SYNC_DECOMPRESS_PAGES 4
>>>> +
>>>> +static inline bool __should_decompress_synchronously(struct erofs_sb_info *sbi,
>>>> + unsigned int nr)
>>>> +{
>>>> + return nr <= sbi->max_sync_decompress_pages;
>>> - nr_pages < 4 /* sync */);
>>>
>>> There is a little bit changed except cleanup, IIUC, would it be any difference
>>> of performance around boundary of four pages?
>>
>> No.. Once synchronous decompression is applied for 1,2,3 pages for no special reasons.
>> But I think it could be better to adjust it to the power of two --- 1,2,3,4 is preferred.
>> Since I have no idea to measure which is better or what value is best for all platform or use cases...
>>
>> Therefore I tune it in this patch since I don't like the number
>> DEFAULT_MAX_SYNC_DECOMPRESS_PAGES == 3 ...
>
> Yeah, how about adding one more patch to tune this magic number first? as that
> change would not be part of cleanup thing. I guess later maybe we could export a
> sysfs node to provider tuning ability on that threshold.

OK, I think we can leave the original "3" for now. I will fix that value and resend this patch soon.

The sysfs interface could be necessary later since it seems some arguments
involved in decompression could impact the decompression performance.

Thanks,
Gao Xiang

>
> Thanks,
>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Gao Xiang
>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>

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