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Date:   Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:37:54 +0800
From:   Li RongQing <>
Subject: [PATCH][v2] i40e: optimise prefetch page refcount

refcount of rx_buffer page will be added here originally, so prefetchw
is needed, but after commit 1793668c3b8c ("i40e/i40evf: Update code to
 better handle incrementing page count"), and refcount is not added
everytime, so change prefetchw as prefetch,

now it mainly services page_address(), but which accesses struct page
only when WANT_PAGE_VIRTUAL or HASHED_PAGE_VIRTUAL is defined otherwise
it returns address based on offset, so we prefetch it conditionally

Jakub suggested to define prefetch_page_address in a common header

Suggested-by: Jakub Kicinski <>
Signed-off-by: Li RongQing <>
diff with v1: create a common function prefetch_page_address

 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c | 2 +-
 include/linux/prefetch.h                    | 7 +++++++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c
index 62f5b2d35f63..5f9fe55bb66d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/i40e/i40e_txrx.c
@@ -1953,7 +1953,7 @@ static struct i40e_rx_buffer *i40e_get_rx_buffer(struct i40e_ring *rx_ring,
 	struct i40e_rx_buffer *rx_buffer;
 	rx_buffer = i40e_rx_bi(rx_ring, rx_ring->next_to_clean);
-	prefetchw(rx_buffer->page);
+	prefetch_page_address(rx_buffer->page);
 	/* we are reusing so sync this buffer for CPU use */
diff --git a/include/linux/prefetch.h b/include/linux/prefetch.h
index 13eafebf3549..1e0283982dd3 100644
--- a/include/linux/prefetch.h
+++ b/include/linux/prefetch.h
@@ -62,4 +62,11 @@ static inline void prefetch_range(void *addr, size_t len)
+static inline void prefetch_page_address(struct page *page)
+	prefetch(page);

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