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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] Defer skb allocation for both mergeable buffers and big packets in virtio_net
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 08:50:21PM +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 07:45:30 pm Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > Hmm, is it really worth it to save a header copy if it's linear? We are
> > going to access it anyway, and it fits into one cacheline nicely. On
> > the other hand we have more code making life harder for compiler and
> > processor.
> Not sure: I think there would be many places where it would be useful.
> We do a similar thing in the kernel to inspect non-linear packets, and
> it's served us well.

You mean this gives measureable speedup? Okay ...

> Cheers,
> Rusty.

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