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Date:   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:12:01 +0100
From:   Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>
To:     David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Realtek linux nic maintainers <nic_swsd@...ltek.com>
Cc:     "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] r8169: improve rx buffer allocation

8 years ago, as part of 6f0333b8fde4 ("r8169: use 50% less ram for RX
ring"), the alignment requirement for rx buffers was silently changed
from 8 bytes to 16 bytes. I found nothing explaining this, also the
chip specs I have only mention an 8 byte requirement.
AFAICS kmalloc_node() guarantees allocated memory to be at least
"long long" aligned, what is 8 bytes on a 32 bit machine.
So we can take this memory as-is and avoid some overhead by changing
the alignment requirement back to 8 bytes.

Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <hkallweit1@...il.com>
---
 drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c | 18 +++++-------------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
index e790a4116..970c82694 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
@@ -5659,11 +5659,6 @@ static inline void rtl8169_mark_to_asic(struct RxDesc *desc)
 	desc->opts1 = cpu_to_le32(DescOwn | eor | R8169_RX_BUF_SIZE);
 }
 
-static inline void *rtl8169_align(void *data)
-{
-	return (void *)ALIGN((long)data, 16);
-}
-
 static struct sk_buff *rtl8169_alloc_rx_data(struct rtl8169_private *tp,
 					     struct RxDesc *desc)
 {
@@ -5676,15 +5671,13 @@ static struct sk_buff *rtl8169_alloc_rx_data(struct rtl8169_private *tp,
 	if (!data)
 		return NULL;
 
-	if (rtl8169_align(data) != data) {
-		kfree(data);
-		data = kmalloc_node(R8169_RX_BUF_SIZE + 15, GFP_KERNEL, node);
-		if (!data)
-			return NULL;
+	/* Memory should be properly aligned, but better check. */
+	if (!IS_ALIGNED((unsigned long)data, 8)) {
+		netdev_err_once(tp->dev, "RX buffer not 8-byte-aligned\n");
+		goto err_out;
 	}
 
-	mapping = dma_map_single(d, rtl8169_align(data), R8169_RX_BUF_SIZE,
-				 DMA_FROM_DEVICE);
+	mapping = dma_map_single(d, data, R8169_RX_BUF_SIZE, DMA_FROM_DEVICE);
 	if (unlikely(dma_mapping_error(d, mapping))) {
 		if (net_ratelimit())
 			netif_err(tp, drv, tp->dev, "Failed to map RX DMA!\n");
@@ -6290,7 +6283,6 @@ static struct sk_buff *rtl8169_try_rx_copy(void *data,
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
 	struct device *d = tp_to_dev(tp);
 
-	data = rtl8169_align(data);
 	dma_sync_single_for_cpu(d, addr, pkt_size, DMA_FROM_DEVICE);
 	prefetch(data);
 	skb = napi_alloc_skb(&tp->napi, pkt_size);
-- 
2.20.1

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