On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 04:51:23PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 03:50:29PM +0200, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
> > ---------------
> > Implement support for keeping the DMA mapping through the XDP return
> > call, to remove RX map/unmap calls. Implement bulking for XDP
> > ndo_xdp_xmit and XDP return frame API. Bulking allows to perform DMA
> > bulking via scatter-gatter DMA calls, XDP TX need it for DMA
> > map+unmap. The driver RX DMA-sync (to CPU) per packet calls are harder
> > to mitigate (via bulk technique). Ask DMA maintainer for a common
> > case direct call for swiotlb DMA sync call ;-)
> Why do you even end up in swiotlb code? Once you bounce buffer your
> performance is toast anyway..
I guess that is because x86 selects it as the default as soon as
we have more than 4G memory. That should be solveable fairly easily
with the per-device dma ops, though.