[OpenRISC] [PATCH 2/9] Move dma_ops from archdata into struct device

gregkh at linuxfoundation.org gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Wed Jan 11 21:29:49 CET 2017


On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 06:03:15PM +0000, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-01-11 at 07:46 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 04:56:41PM -0800, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> > > Several RDMA drivers, e.g. drivers/infiniband/hw/qib, use the CPU to
> > > transfer data between memory and PCIe adapter. Because of performance
> > > reasons it is important that the CPU cache is not flushed when such
> > > drivers transfer data. Make this possible by allowing these drivers to
> > > override the dma_map_ops pointer. Additionally, introduce the function
> > > set_dma_ops() that will be used by a later patch in this series.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Bart Van Assche <bart.vanassche at sandisk.com>
> > > Cc: [ ... ]
> > 
> > That's a crazy cc: list, you should break this up into smaller pieces,
> > otherwise it's going to bounce...
> 
> That's a subset of what scripts/get_maintainer.pl came up with. Suggestions
> for a more appropriate cc-list for a patch like this that touches all
> architectures would be welcome.

You need to break this patch up into a series that can be applied in
sequence, don't change everything all at once.  That's a mess to merge,
as you are finding out.

> > > diff --git a/include/linux/device.h b/include/linux/device.h
> > > index 491b4c0ca633..c7cb225d36b0 100644
> > > --- a/include/linux/device.h
> > > +++ b/include/linux/device.h
> > > @@ -885,6 +885,8 @@ struct dev_links_info {
> > >   * a higher-level representation of the device.
> > >   */
> > >  struct device {
> > > +	const struct dma_map_ops *dma_ops; /* See also get_dma_ops() */
> > > +
> > >  	struct device		*parent;
> > >  
> > >  	struct device_private	*p;
> > 
> > Why not put this new pointer down with the other dma fields in this
> > structure?  Any specific reason it needs to be first?
> 
> Are there CPU architectures for which access to the first member of a
> structure can be encoded and/or executed more efficiently than access to
> other members of a structure? If not, I'm fine with moving the new pointer
> further down.

Why do you think that your pointer is the one that gets to be "most
efficient"?  :)

Seriously, no, it doesn't matter at all, it's all just pointer math
which is very fast.  Put it with the other stuff please, don't try to
optimize something without ever measuring it.

thanks,

greg k-h


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