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SubjectRe: [PATCH][CFT] IDE TCQ #2
Hello.

Since I have been experimenting with your initial release
yerstoday, please allow me some more detailed notes about the code:


> echo "using_tcq:0" > /proc/ide/hdX/setting
>
> will disable TCQ and revert to DMA,
>
> echo "using_tcq:32" > /proc/ide/hdX/setting
>
> will set queue depth to 32, any value in between the two are of course
> also allowed. The driver will print enable/disable info to the kernel
> log.

Well this belongs to an ioctl or sysctl... However most
of the /proc/ide stuff if not all will go to the sysctl quite soon.

> diff -urN -X /home/axboe/cdrom/exclude /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.8-pre2/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c linux/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c
> --- /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.8-pre2/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c Mon Mar 18 21:37:05 2002
> +++ linux/drivers/block/ll_rw_blk.c Tue Apr 9 10:35:20 2002
> @@ -857,10 +857,10 @@
> spin_lock_prefetch(q->queue_lock);
>
> generic_unplug_device(q);
> - add_wait_queue(&rl->wait, &wait);
> + add_wait_queue_exclusive(&rl->wait, &wait);
> do {
> set_current_state(TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE);
> - if (rl->count < batch_requests)
> + if (!rl->count)
> schedule();
> spin_lock_irq(q->queue_lock);
> rq = get_request(q, rw);
> @@ -1683,9 +1683,11 @@
> * Free request slots per queue.
> * (Half for reads, half for writes)
> */
> - queue_nr_requests = 64;
> - if (total_ram > MB(32))
> - queue_nr_requests = 256;
> + queue_nr_requests = (total_ram >> 8) & ~15; /* One per quarter-megabyte */
> + if (queue_nr_requests < 32)
> + queue_nr_requests = 32;
> + if (queue_nr_requests > 256)
> + queue_nr_requests = 256;

This adaptive behaviour seems to be better fitting possible
ram sized those days indeed.


> diff -urN -X /home/axboe/cdrom/exclude /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.8-pre2/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c linux/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c
> --- /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.8-pre2/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c Tue Apr 9 11:41:13 2002
> +++ linux/drivers/ide/ide-disk.c Tue Apr 9 10:29:46 2002
> @@ -26,9 +26,10 @@
> * Version 1.11 Highmem I/O support, Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
> * Version 1.12 added 48-bit lba
> * Version 1.13 adding taskfile io access method
> + * Version 1.14 Added tcq support, Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de>
> */
>
> -#define IDEDISK_VERSION "1.13"
> +#define IDEDISK_VERSION "1.14"
>
> #include <linux/config.h>
> #include <linux/module.h>
> @@ -109,53 +110,64 @@
> static u8 get_command(ide_drive_t *drive, int cmd)
> {
> int lba48bit = (drive->id->cfs_enable_2 & 0x0400) ? 1 : 0;
> + int command = WIN_NOP;

The "incremental" usage of the command variable I think is an overoptimization.
u8 is the proper type for it anyway. I have unwound the code below once
to make it more obvious and you would be surprised what GCC does with it :-).
> +
> + return command;
> }

See you are returning an int entity as u8!


> + ide_task_t *args = &ar->ar_task;
> + struct request *rq = ar->ar_rq;

Hints that ide_task_t and ata_request_t and struct request usage
belong together. This could alleviate the ugly usage of the
rq->special field if rq is struct request - which would be a GoodThin(TM).


> + args->ar = ar;
> + rq->special = ar;

Same hint as above.

>n ata_taskfile(drive,
> - &args.taskfile,
> - &args.hobfile,
> - args.handler,
> - args.prehandler,
> + &args->taskfile,
> + &args->hobfile,
> + args->handler,
> + args->prehandler,
> rq);

Due to the other cleanups which happened already it was now possible
for me to collapse the arguments of the ata_taskfile function to
use only one parameter - names ide_task_t. This will immediately allow
to consolidate all data specific to a command into one queued structure,
which will be named struct ata_request then. I will post the
corresponding patch just immediately, since the integration of the
tcq stuff will be quite involved with it.

> + ide_task_t *args = &ar->ar_task;
> + struct request *rq = ar->ar_rq;

See agin they belong together.

> + args->ar = ar;
> + rq->special = ar;

> + ide_task_t *args = &ar->ar_task;
> + struct request *rq = ar->ar_rq;

and again.

> + args->ar = ar;
> + rq->special = ar;

and again they belong together and strcut request should not be passed
as parameter in IDE code.


> - return lba48_do_request(drive, rq, block);
> + return lba48_do_request(drive, ar, block);
>
> /* 28-bit LBA */
> if (drive->select.b.lba)
> - return lba28_do_request(drive, rq, block);
> + return lba28_do_request(drive, ar, block);
>
> /* 28-bit CHS */
> - return chs_do_request(drive, rq, block);
> + return chs_do_request(drive, ar, block);

Didn't I tell we shouldn't be tossing request structs around? :-).

> +/*
> + * FIXME: taskfiles should be a map of pages, not a long virt address... /jens
> + */

I fully agree with you - possible it will be helpfull to just pee at
the SCSI code to see how it should be done...

> + if (rq->flags & REQ_DRIVE_TASKFILE)
> + ar->ar_sg_nents = ide_raw_build_sglist(hwif, rq);
> + else
> + ar->ar_sg_nents = ide_build_sglist(hwif, rq);

Most certainly the switch should be pushed down to one sinde
build_sglist function - we are passing the rq anyway to it.

> @@ -372,10 +378,9 @@
> void ide_destroy_dmatable (ide_drive_t *drive)
> {
> struct pci_dev *dev = drive->channel->pci_dev;
> - struct scatterlist *sg = drive->channel->sg_table;
> - int nents = drive->channel->sg_nents;
> + ata_request_t *ar = IDE_CUR_AR(drive);

This looks a bit ugly and should be analogous to ata_ar_get()
possible ata_ar_current() will fit.

> +int ide_start_dma(struct ata_channel *hwif, ide_drive_t *drive, ide_dma_action_t func)
> +{
> + unsigned int reading = 0, count;
> + unsigned long dma_base = hwif->dma_base;
> + ata_request_t *ar = IDE_CUR_AR(drive);
> +
> + if (rq_data_dir(ar->ar_rq) == READ)
> + reading = 1 << 3;
> +
> + if (hwif->rwproc)
> + hwif->rwproc(drive, func);
> +
> + if (!(count = ide_build_dmatable(drive, ar->ar_rq, func)))
> + return 1; /* try PIO instead of DMA */
> +
> + ar->ar_flags |= ATA_AR_SETUP;
> + outl(ar->ar_dmatable, dma_base + 4); /* PRD table */
> + outb(reading, dma_base); /* specify r/w */
> + outb(inb(dma_base + 2) | 6, dma_base+2);/* clear INTR & ERROR flags */

Hmmm there is one architecture which will have possbile problems with this
namely cris. But right now I'm quite convinced that they should fix something
there and the OUT_ IDE code specific compatibility macros should be removed
altogether.

> diff -urN -X /home/axboe/cdrom/exclude /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.8-pre2/drivers/ide/ide-features.c linux/drivers/ide/ide-features.c
> --- /opt/kernel/linux-2.5.8-pre2/drivers/ide/ide-features.c Tue Apr 9 11:41:13 2002
> +++ linux/drivers/ide/ide-features.c Thu Apr 4 08:14:18 2002
> @@ -75,10 +75,7 @@
> char *ide_dmafunc_verbose (ide_dma_action_t dmafunc)
> {
> switch (dmafunc) {
> - case ide_dma_read: return("ide_dma_read");
> - case ide_dma_write: return("ide_dma_write");
> case ide_dma_begin: return("ide_dma_begin");
> - case ide_dma_end: return("ide_dma_end:");
> case ide_dma_check: return("ide_dma_check");
> case ide_dma_on: return("ide_dma_on");
> case ide_dma_off: return("ide_dma_off");
This abortion will be killed by using __FUNCTION__ where apriopriate in
debugging code.


> + ata_request_t *ar = rq->special;
> + ide_task_t *args = &ar->ar_task;

Did I mention they belong to a single entity :-).

> - ide_task_t *args = HWGROUP(drive)->rq->special;
> + ata_request_t *ar = HWGROUP(drive)->rq->special;
> + ide_task_t *args = &ar->ar_task;

Same comment here.

> + ata_request_t *ar = rq->special;
> + ide_task_t *args = &ar->ar_task;

And here.

OK I will just "eat" your code this evening...

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