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

On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 8:52 AM, Martin K. Petersen
<martin.petersen@oracle.com> wrote:
>
> 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."
>
> --

The statement in description of patch 4 is added by mistake, We ll
correct the description and re sending that.

> Martin K. Petersen Oracle Linux Engineering

Thanks,
Suganath Prabu S

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