On 07/07/2022 21:35, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
Yes, I've mostly been waiting for an ACK from Martin.
Sorry, I'm on vacation this week. The series looks OK to me although I
do agree that it would be great if the max was reflected in the queue's
hard limit and opt in the soft limit.
Ah, I think that I misunderstood Damien's question. I thought he was
asking why not keep shost max_sectors at dma_max_mapping_size() and then
init each sdev request queue max hw sectors at dma_opt_mapping_size().
But he seems that you want to know why not have the request queue max
sectors at dma_opt_mapping_size(). The answer is related to meaning of
dma_opt_mapping_size(). If we get any mappings which exceed this size
then it can have a big dma mapping performance hit. So I set max hw
sectors at this ‘opt’ mapping size to ensure that we get no mappings
which exceed this size. Indeed, I think max sectors is 128Kb today for
my host, which would be same as dma_opt_mapping_size() value with an
IOMMU enabled. And I find that only a small % of request size may exceed
this 128kb size, but it still has a big performance impact.
Acked-by: Martin K. Petersen<martin.peter...@oracle.com>
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