On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 03:53:37PM -0600, Logan Gunthorpe wrote: > On 27/04/17 02:53 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote: > > blkfront is one of the drivers I looked at, and it appears to only be > > memcpying with the bvec_data pointer, so I wonder why it does not use > > sg_copy_X_buffer instead.. > > But you'd potentially end up calling sg_copy_to_buffer multiple times > per page within the sg (given that gnttab_foreach_grant_in_range might > call blkif_copy_from_grant/blkif_setup_rw_req_grant multiple times). > Even calling sg_copy_to_buffer once per page seems rather inefficient as > it uses sg_miter internally.
Well, that is in the current form, with more users it would make sense to optimize for the single page case, eg by providing the existing call, providing a faster single-page-only variant of the copy, perhaps even one that is inlined. > Switching the for_each_sg to sg_miter is probably the nicer solution as > it takes care of the mapping and the offset/length accounting for you > and will have similar performance. sg_miter will still fail when the sg contains __iomem, however I would expect that the sg_copy will work with iomem, by using the __iomem memcpy variant. So, sg_copy should always be preferred in this new world with mixed __iomem since it is the only primitive that can transparently handle it. Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "open-iscsi" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to open-iscsi+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.