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authorRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>2012-01-12 15:44:42 +1030
committerRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>2012-01-12 15:44:42 +1030
commit7b21e34fd1c272e3a8c3846168f2f6287a4cd72b (patch)
tree0f94c9f834f5b7cd8ba87168df892ed17b09cb8f /tools
parente343a895a9f342f239c5e3c5ffc6c0b1707e6244 (diff)
virtio: harsher barriers for rpmsg.
We were cheating with our barriers; using the smp ones rather than the real device ones. That was fine, until rpmsg came along, which is used to talk to a real device (a non-SMP CPU). Unfortunately, just putting back the real barriers (reverting d57ed95d) causes a performance regression on virtio-pci. In particular, Amos reports netbench's TCP_RR over virtio_net CPU utilization increased up to 35% while throughput went down by up to 14%. By comparison, this branch is in the noise. Reference: https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/12/11/22 Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools')
2 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/tools/virtio/linux/virtio.h b/tools/virtio/linux/virtio.h
index 669bcdd4580..953db2abf6b 100644
--- a/tools/virtio/linux/virtio.h
+++ b/tools/virtio/linux/virtio.h
@@ -214,6 +214,7 @@ void *virtqueue_detach_unused_buf(struct virtqueue *vq);
struct virtqueue *vring_new_virtqueue(unsigned int num,
unsigned int vring_align,
struct virtio_device *vdev,
+ bool weak_barriers,
void *pages,
void (*notify)(struct virtqueue *vq),
void (*callback)(struct virtqueue *vq),
diff --git a/tools/virtio/virtio_test.c b/tools/virtio/virtio_test.c
index 74d3331bdaf..0740284396c 100644
--- a/tools/virtio/virtio_test.c
+++ b/tools/virtio/virtio_test.c
@@ -92,7 +92,8 @@ static void vq_info_add(struct vdev_info *dev, int num)
assert(r >= 0);
memset(info->ring, 0, vring_size(num, 4096));
vring_init(&info->vring, num, info->ring, 4096);
- info->vq = vring_new_virtqueue(info->vring.num, 4096, &dev->vdev, info->ring,
+ info->vq = vring_new_virtqueue(info->vring.num, 4096, &dev->vdev,
+ true, info->ring,
vq_notify, vq_callback, "test");
info->vq->priv = info;