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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Performance Improvement in CRC16 Calculations.
On Fri, 10 Aug 2018, Joe Perches wrote:

> On Fri, 2018-08-10 at 16:02 -0400, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Aug 2018, Joe Perches wrote:
> >
> > > On Fri, 2018-08-10 at 14:12 -0500, Jeff Lien wrote:
> > > > This patch provides a performance improvement for the CRC16 calculations done in read/write
> > > > workloads using the T10 Type 1/2/3 guard field. For example, today with sequential write
> > > > workloads (one thread/CPU of IO) we consume 100% of the CPU because of the CRC16 computation
> > > > bottleneck. Today's block devices are considerably faster, but the CRC16 calculation prevents
> > > > folks from utilizing the throughput of such devices. To speed up this calculation and expose
> > > > the block device throughput, we slice the old single byte for loop into a 16 byte for loop,
> > > > with a larger CRC table to match. The result has shown 5x performance improvements on various
> > > > big endian and little endian systems running the 4.18.0 kernel version.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > This seems a sensible tradeoff for the 4k text size increase.
> >
> > More like 7.5KB. Would be best if this was configurable so the small
> > version remained available.
>
> Maybe something like: (compiled, untested)
> ---
> crypto/Kconfig | 10 +
> crypto/crct10dif_common.c | 543 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> 2 files changed, 549 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/crypto/Kconfig b/crypto/Kconfig
> index f3e40ac56d93..88d9d17bb18a 100644
> --- a/crypto/Kconfig
> +++ b/crypto/Kconfig
> @@ -618,6 +618,16 @@ config CRYPTO_CRCT10DIF
> a crypto transform. This allows for faster crc t10 diff
> transforms to be used if they are available.
>
> +config CRYPTO_CRCT10DIF_TABLE_SIZE
> + int "Size of CRCT10DIF crc tables (as a power of 2)"
> + depends on CRYPTO_CRCT10DIF
> + range 1 5
> + default 1 if EMBEDDED
> + default 5

You could even make the prompt depend on EXPERT.

I like it!

Acked-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico@linaro.org>


Nicolas

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