lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2020]   [Mar]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: vt6656: Declare a few variables as __read_mostly
On Sun, Mar 01, 2020 at 01:25:14PM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 01, 2020 at 12:26:20PM +0100, Oscar Carter wrote:
> > These include module parameters.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Oscar Carter <oscar.carter@gmx.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/staging/vt6656/main_usb.c | 4 ++--
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/staging/vt6656/main_usb.c b/drivers/staging/vt6656/main_usb.c
> > index 5e48b3ddb94c..701300202b21 100644
> > --- a/drivers/staging/vt6656/main_usb.c
> > +++ b/drivers/staging/vt6656/main_usb.c
> > @@ -49,12 +49,12 @@ MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> > MODULE_DESCRIPTION(DEVICE_FULL_DRV_NAM);
> >
> > #define RX_DESC_DEF0 64
> > -static int vnt_rx_buffers = RX_DESC_DEF0;
> > +static int __read_mostly vnt_rx_buffers = RX_DESC_DEF0;
> > module_param_named(rx_buffers, vnt_rx_buffers, int, 0644);
> > MODULE_PARM_DESC(rx_buffers, "Number of receive usb rx buffers");
> >
> > #define TX_DESC_DEF0 64
> > -static int vnt_tx_buffers = TX_DESC_DEF0;
> > +static int __read_mostly vnt_tx_buffers = TX_DESC_DEF0;
> > module_param_named(tx_buffers, vnt_tx_buffers, int, 0644);
> > MODULE_PARM_DESC(tx_buffers, "Number of receive usb tx buffers");
> >
>
> Why? What does this help with?

If we declare these variables __read_mostly we can improve the performance. If
these variables are read many more times than written, each core of a multicore
system can maintain a copy in a local cache and the time to access is less than
if they use the shared-cache.

>
> thanks,
>
> greg k-h

thanks,

oscar carter

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-03-01 14:19    [W:0.138 / U:5.604 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site