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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 00/14] mpt3sas driver NVMe support:
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Hi Suganath,

> Let me explain - NVME device fast path is possible in two ways. IEEE
> SGL and PRP SGL. Due to h/w constraint we choose IEEE SGL only for
> smaller IO size. Both above is true h/w Fast Path and no firmware
> involvement.

> Agree with you. We are planning to see if we can keep only simple Fast
> Path using only PRP.

That would be great, thank you!

> Currently there is no performance issue for UNMAP translation in FW.

Good!

>> And yet patch 4 circumvents that statement by adding support for
>> encapsulated commands to bypass the FW translation...
>
> This path is not due to performance reason. User wants to interact
> with NVME drive in native NVME command for management.

Patch 4 states:

"This encapsulated NVMe command is used by applications to send direct
NVMe commands to NVMe drives or for handling unmap where the translation
at controller/firmware level is having performance issues."

--
Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering

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