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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] usb: gadget: aspeed: improve vhub port irq handling
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On Mon, 2020-04-06 at 23:02 -0700, Tao Ren wrote:
> I ran some testing on my ast2400 and ast2500 BMC and looks like the
> for() loop runs faster than for_each_set_bit_from() loop in my
> environment. I'm not sure if something needs to be revised in my test
> code, but please kindly share your suggestions:
>
> I use get_cycles() to calculate execution time of 2 different loops, and
> ast_vhub_dev_irq() is replaced with barrier() to avoid "noise"; below
> are the results:
>
> - when downstream port number is 5 and only 1 irq bit is set, it takes
> ~30 cycles to finish for_each_set_bit() loop, and 20-25 cycles to
> finish the for() loop.
>
> - if downstream port number is 5 and all 5 bits are set, then
> for_each_set_bit() loop takes ~50 cycles and for() loop takes ~25
> cycles.
>
> - when I increase downsteam port number to 16 and set 1 irq bit, the
> for_each_set_bit() loop takes ~30 cycles and for() loop takes 25
> cycles. It's a little surprise to me because I thought for() loop
> would cost 60+ cycles (3 times of the value when port number is 5).
>
> - if downstream port number is 16 and all irq status bits are set,
> then for_each_set_bit() loop takes 60-70 cycles and for() loop takes
> 30+ cycles.

I suspect the CPU doesn't have an efficient find-zero-bit primitive,
check the generated asm. In that case I would go back to the simple for
loop.

Cheers,
Ben.


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