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SubjectRe: [PATCH V9 13/15] mmc: block: Add CQE and blk-mq support
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On 02/10/17 11:32, Ulf Hansson wrote:
> On 22 September 2017 at 14:37, Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> wrote:
>> Add CQE support to the block driver, including:
>> - optionally using DCMD for flush requests
>> - "manually" issuing discard requests
>> - issuing read / write requests to the CQE
>> - supporting block-layer timeouts
>> - handling recovery
>> - supporting re-tuning
>>
>> CQE offers 25% - 50% better random multi-threaded I/O. There is a slight
>> (e.g. 2%) drop in sequential read speed but no observable change to sequential
>> write.
>>
>> CQE automatically sends the commands to complete requests. However it only
>> supports reads / writes and so-called "direct commands" (DCMD). Furthermore
>> DCMD is limited to one command at a time, but discards require 3 commands.
>> That makes issuing discards through CQE very awkward, but some CQE's don't
>> support DCMD anyway. So for discards, the existing non-CQE approach is
>> taken, where the mmc core code issues the 3 commands one at a time i.e.
>> mmc_erase(). Where DCMD is used, is for issuing flushes.
>>
>> For host controllers without CQE support, blk-mq support is extended to
>> synchronous reads/writes or, if the host supports CAP_WAIT_WHILE_BUSY,
>> asynchonous reads/writes. The advantage of asynchronous reads/writes is
>> that it allows the preparation of the next request while the current
>> request is in progress.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/mmc/core/block.c | 732 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>> drivers/mmc/core/block.h | 8 +
>> drivers/mmc/core/queue.c | 427 +++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>> drivers/mmc/core/queue.h | 54 +++-
>> 4 files changed, 1189 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)
>
> I have re-started to review this change now, however as stated earlier
> - the total number changes really doesn't make this easy to review.
>
> Until I am done, I have published a new cmdq_v9 branch via my mmc tree.

Have you done any more testing?

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