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Date:   Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:27:00 -0400 (EDT)
From:   Pankaj Gupta <pagupta@...hat.com>
To:     Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@...hat.com>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
Cc:     cohuck@...hat.com, KVM list <kvm@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>,
        Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>, david <david@...morbit.com>,
        Qemu Developers <qemu-devel@...gnu.org>,
        virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>,
        Ross Zwisler <zwisler@...nel.org>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        Dave Jiang <dave.jiang@...el.com>,
        linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org>,
        Vishal L Verma <vishal.l.verma@...el.com>,
        David Hildenbrand <david@...hat.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
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        Igor Mammedov <imammedo@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v5 1/6] libnvdimm: nd_region flush callback
 support


Hello,

Thank you for the suggestions on this.

> 
> > On Thu 11-04-19 07:51:48, Dan Williams wrote:
> >> On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 9:09 PM Pankaj Gupta <pagupta@...hat.com> wrote:
> >> > +       } else {
> >> > +               if (nd_region->flush(nd_region))
> >> > +                       rc = -EIO;
> >> 
> >> Given the common case wants to be fast and synchronous I think we
> >> should try to avoid retpoline overhead by default. So something like
> >> this:
> >> 
> >> if (nd_region->flush == generic_nvdimm_flush)
> >>     rc = generic_nvdimm_flush(...);
> >
> > I'd either add a comment about avoiding retpoline overhead here or just
> > make ->flush == NULL mean generic_nvdimm_flush(). Just so that people don't
> > get confused by the code.
> 
> Isn't this premature optimization?  I really don't like adding things
> like this without some numbers to show it's worth it.

Can we add the optimization after this version is merged.

Best regards,
Pankaj 

> 
> -Jeff
> 
> 

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