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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 0/1] Optimise IOVA allocations for PCI devices
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Hi Joerg,

Can you please have a look and see if you are fine with this patch?

Thanks in advance,
Tomasz

On 20.09.2017 10:52, Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
> Here is my test setup where I have stareted performance measurements.
>
> ------------ PCIe ------------- TX ------------- PCIe -----
> | ThunderX2 |------| Intel XL710 | ---> | Intel XL710 |------| X86 |
> | (128 cpus) | | 40GbE | | 40GbE | -----
> ------------ ------------- -------------
>
> As the reference lets take v4.13 host, SMMUv3 off and 1-thread iperf
> taskset to one CPU. The performance results I got:
>
> SMMU off -> 100%
> SMMU on -> 0,02%
>
> I followed down the DMA mapping path and found out IOVA 32-bit space
> full so that kernel was flushing rcaches for all CPUs in (1).
> For 128 CPUs, this kills the performance. Furthermore, for my case, rcaches
> contained PFNs > 32-bit mostly so the second round of IOVA allocation failed
> as well. As the consequence IOVA had to be allocated outside of 32-bit (2)
> from scratch since all rcaches have been flushed in (1).
>
> if (dma_limit > DMA_BIT_MASK(32) && dev_is_pci(dev))
> (1)--> iova = alloc_iova_fast(iovad, iova_len, DMA_BIT_MASK(32) >> shift);
>
> if (!iova)
> (2)--> iova = alloc_iova_fast(iovad, iova_len, dma_limit >> shift);
>
> My fix simply introduces parameter for alloc_iova_fast() to decide whether
> rcache flush has to be done or not. All users follow mentioned scenario
> so they should let flush as the last chance to avoid time costly iteration
> over all CPUs.
>
> This bring my iperf performance back to 100% with SMMU on.
>
> My bad feelings regarding this solution is that machines with relatively
> small numbers of CPUs may get DAC addresses more frequently for PCI
> devices. Please let me know your thoughts.
>
> Changelog:
>
> v1 --> v2
> - add missing documentation
> - fix typo
>
> Tomasz Nowicki (1):
> iommu/iova: Make rcache flush optional on IOVA allocation failure
>
> drivers/iommu/amd_iommu.c | 5 +++--
> drivers/iommu/dma-iommu.c | 6 ++++--
> drivers/iommu/intel-iommu.c | 5 +++--
> drivers/iommu/iova.c | 11 ++++++-----
> include/linux/iova.h | 5 +++--
> 5 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
>

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