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From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck <at> intel.com>
Subject: [PATCH v4 0/8] Improve performance of VM translation on x86_64
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Friday 16th November 2012 21:52:39 UTC (over 4 years ago)
This patch series is meant to address several issues I encountered with VM
translations on x86_64.  In my testing I found that swiotlb was incurring
up
to a 5% processing overhead due to calls to __phys_addr.  To address that I
have updated swiotlb to use physical addresses instead of virtual addresses
to reduce the need to call __phys_addr.  However those patches didn't
address
the other callers.  With these patches applied I am able to achieve an
additional 1% to 2% performance gain on top of the changes to swiotlb.

The first 2 patches are the performance optimizations that result in the 1%
to
2% increase in overall performance.  The remaining patches are various
cleanups for a number of spots where __pa or virt_to_phys was being called
and was not needed or __pa_symbol could have been used.

It doesn't seem like the v2 patch set was accepted so I am submitting an
updated v3 set that is rebased off of linux-next with a few additional
improvements to the existing patches.  Specifically the first patch now
also
updates __virt_addr_valid so that it is almost identical in layout to
__phys_addr.  Also I found one additional spot in init_64.c that could use
__pa_symbol instead of virt_to_page calls so I updated the first
__pa_symbol
patch for the x86 init calls.

With this patch set applied I am noticing a 1-2% improvement in performance
in
my routing tests.  Without my earlier swiotlb changes applied it was
getting
as high as 6-7% because that code originally relied heavily on
virt_to_phys.

The overall effect on size varies depending on what kernel options are
enabled.  I have notices that almost all of the network device drivers have
dropped in size by around 100 bytes.  I suspect this is due to the fact
that
the virt_to_page call in dma_map_single is now less expensive.  However the
default build for x86_64 increases the vmlinux size by 3.5K with this
change
applied.

v2:  Rebased changes onto linux-next due to changes in x86/xen tree.
v3:  Changes to __virt_addr_valid so it was in sync with __phys_addr.
     Changes to init_64.c function mark_rodata_ro to avoid virt_to_page
calls.
v4:  Spun x86/xen changes off as a separate patch.
     Added new patch to push address translation into page_64.h.
     Minor change to __phys_addr_symbol to avoid unnecessary second >
check.
---

Alexander Duyck (8):
      x86: Move some contents of page_64_types.h into pgtable_64.h and
page_64.h
      x86: Improve __phys_addr performance by making use of carry flags and
inlining
      x86: Make it so that __pa_symbol can only process kernel symbols on
x86_64
      x86: Drop 4 unnecessary calls to __pa_symbol
      x86: Use __pa_symbol instead of __pa on C visible symbols
      x86/ftrace: Use __pa_symbol instead of __pa on C visible symbols
      x86/acpi: Use __pa_symbol instead of __pa on C visible symbols
      x86/lguest: Use __pa_symbol instead of __pa on C visible symbols


 arch/x86/include/asm/page.h          |    3 +-
 arch/x86/include/asm/page_32.h       |    1 +
 arch/x86/include/asm/page_64.h       |   36 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 arch/x86/include/asm/page_64_types.h |   22 ---------------
 arch/x86/include/asm/pgtable_64.h    |    5 +++
 arch/x86/kernel/acpi/sleep.c         |    2 +
 arch/x86/kernel/cpu/intel.c          |    2 +
 arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c             |    4 +--
 arch/x86/kernel/head32.c             |    4 +--
 arch/x86/kernel/head64.c             |    4 +--
 arch/x86/kernel/setup.c              |   16 +++++------
 arch/x86/kernel/x8664_ksyms_64.c     |    3 ++
 arch/x86/lguest/boot.c               |    3 +-
 arch/x86/mm/init_64.c                |   18 +++++-------
 arch/x86/mm/pageattr.c               |    8 +++--
 arch/x86/mm/physaddr.c               |   51
++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
 arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c          |    4 +--
 arch/x86/realmode/init.c             |    8 +++--
 18 files changed, 119 insertions(+), 75 deletions(-)

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