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SubjectRe: Multiple MSI, take 3
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From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew@wil.cx>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 04:23:26 -0600

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 03:06:33AM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > So unless the performance of the AHCI is better by a huge amount I don't
> > see the point, and even then I am extremely sceptical.
>
> I don't have performance numbers yet, but surely you can see that
> avoiding a register read in the interrupt path is a large win?

Such overhead is going to be amortized.

AHCI is not like networking where we have lots of very small
transactions to deal with, and therefore the per-IRQ overhead can
begin to dominate.

Therefore, like Eric, I think workng on multiple MSI is a very dubious
usage of one's time. But, it's your time, so use it how you wish :)


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