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Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2023 15:37:43 +0100
From: Alexander Lobakin <aleksander.lobakin@...el.com>
To: Yunsheng Lin <linyunsheng@...wei.com>
CC: Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, Paul Menzel <pmenzel@...gen.mpg.de>,
	Maciej Fijalkowski <maciej.fijalkowski@...el.com>, Jesper Dangaard Brouer
	<hawk@...nel.org>, Larysa Zaremba <larysa.zaremba@...el.com>,
	<netdev@...r.kernel.org>, Alexander Duyck <alexanderduyck@...com>, "Ilias
 Apalodimas" <ilias.apalodimas@...aro.org>, <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>, Michal Kubiak <michal.kubiak@...el.com>,
	<intel-wired-lan@...ts.osuosl.org>, David Christensen
	<drc@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>, Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, Paolo Abeni
	<pabeni@...hat.com>, "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH net-next v5 03/14] page_pool: avoid
 calling no-op externals when possible

From: Yunsheng Lin <linyunsheng@...wei.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2023 20:20:44 +0800

> On 2023/11/30 19:58, Alexander Lobakin wrote:
>> From: Yunsheng Lin <linyunsheng@...wei.com>
>> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2023 16:46:11 +0800
>>
>>> On 2023/11/29 21:17, Alexander Lobakin wrote:
>>>> From: Yunsheng Lin <linyunsheng@...wei.com>
>>>> Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2023 11:17:50 +0800
>>>>
>>>>> On 2023/11/27 22:32, Alexander Lobakin wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Chris, any thoughts on a global flag for skipping DMA syncs ladder?
>>>>>
>>>>> It seems there was one already in the past:
>>>>>
>>>>> https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/7c55a4d7-b4aa-25d4-1917-f6f355bd722e@arm.com/T/
>>>>
>>>> It addresses a different problem, meaningless indirect calls, while this
>>>> one addresses meaningless direct calls :>
>>>> When the above gets merged, we could combine these two into one global,
>>>> but Eric wasn't active with his patch and I remember there were some
>>>> problems, so I wouldn't count on that it will arrive soon.
>>>
>>> I went through the above patch, It seems to me that there was no
>>> fundamental problem that stopping us from implementing it in the dma
>>> layer basing on Eric' patch if Eric is no longer interested in working
>>> on a newer version?
>>
>> I'm somewhat interested in continuing working on Eric's patch, but not
>> now. Have some urgent projects to work on, I could take this in January
>> I guess...
>> This PP-specific shortcut was done earlier and gives good boosts. It
>> would be trivial to remove it together with the XSk shortcut once a
>> generic both indirect and direct call DMA shortcut lands.
>> Does this sounds good / justified enough? Or you and other
>> reviewers/maintainers would prefer to wait for the generic one without
>> taking this patch?
>>
> 
> I would prefer we could wait for the generic one as there is only about one
> month between now and january:)

Ok, let's do it this way. I'll try to revive Eric's idea soon and get it
taken if he doesn't mind :>

Thanks,
Olek

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