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authorRoss Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>2015-08-27 13:14:20 -0600
committerDan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>2015-08-27 19:38:28 -0400
commit67a3e8fe90156d41cd480d3dfbb40f3bc007c262 (patch)
treefcd0fa657c6424ba874e46dfc5349cb55f630f6b /lib
parente2e05394e4a3420dab96f728df4531893494e15d (diff)
nd_blk: change aperture mapping from WC to WB
This should result in a pretty sizeable performance gain for reads. For rough comparison I did some simple read testing using PMEM to compare reads of write combining (WC) mappings vs write-back (WB). This was done on a random lab machine. PMEM reads from a write combining mapping: # dd of=/dev/null if=/dev/pmem0 bs=4096 count=100000 100000+0 records in 100000+0 records out 409600000 bytes (410 MB) copied, 9.2855 s, 44.1 MB/s PMEM reads from a write-back mapping: # dd of=/dev/null if=/dev/pmem0 bs=4096 count=1000000 1000000+0 records in 1000000+0 records out 4096000000 bytes (4.1 GB) copied, 3.44034 s, 1.2 GB/s To be able to safely support a write-back aperture I needed to add support for the "read flush" _DSM flag, as outlined in the DSM spec: http://pmem.io/documents/NVDIMM_DSM_Interface_Example.pdf This flag tells the ND BLK driver that it needs to flush the cache lines associated with the aperture after the aperture is moved but before any new data is read. This ensures that any stale cache lines from the previous contents of the aperture will be discarded from the processor cache, and the new data will be read properly from the DIMM. We know that the cache lines are clean and will be discarded without any writeback because either a) the previous aperture operation was a read, and we never modified the contents of the aperture, or b) the previous aperture operation was a write and we must have written back the dirtied contents of the aperture to the DIMM before the I/O was completed. In order to add support for the "read flush" flag I needed to add a generic routine to invalidate cache lines, mmio_flush_range(). This is protected by the ARCH_HAS_MMIO_FLUSH Kconfig variable, and is currently only supported on x86. Signed-off-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
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diff --git a/lib/Kconfig b/lib/Kconfig
index 3a2ef67db6c7..a938a39191b3 100644
--- a/lib/Kconfig
+++ b/lib/Kconfig
@@ -531,4 +531,7 @@ config ARCH_HAS_SG_CHAIN
+ bool

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