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SubjectRe: [PATCH] nvme: Check for readiness more quickly, to speed up boot time
On Sun, Mar 01, 2020 at 02:01:05AM +0000, Chaitanya Kulkarni wrote:
> Nit:- please have a look at the patch subject line and make
> sure it is not exceeding the required length.

Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst says "no more than 70-75
characters,", and the summary here is 61. Checkpatch similarly says 75.
Is there somewhere I missed that gives a different number?

> One question though, have you seen similar kind of performance
> improvements when system is booted ?

I tested with nvme compiled in, both with one NVMe device and two NVMe
devices, and in both cases it provided a *substantial* speedup. I didn't
test nvme compiled as a module, but in general I'd expect that if you're
trying to optimize initialization time you'd want to build it in.

> I took some numbers and couldn't see similar benefit. See [1] :-
>
> Without :-
>
> 714.532560-714.456099 = .076461
> 721.189886-721.110845 = .079041
> 727.836938-727.765572 = .071366
> 734.589886-734.519779 = .070107
> 741.244296-741.173503 = .070793

With numbers in this range, I don't see how you could be hitting the
100ms msleep at all, even once, which means this patch shouldn't have
any effect on the timing you're measuring.

- Josh Triplett

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