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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 3/3] grant-table: defer releasing pages acquired in a grant copy

On 22/01/15 14:34, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>> On 20.01.15 at 19:19, <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Acquiring a page for the source or destination of a grant copy is an
>> expensive operation.  A common use case is for two adjacent grant copy
>> ops to operate on either the same source or the same destination page.
>> Instead of always acquiring and releasing destination and source pages
>> for each operation, release the page once it is no longer valid for
>> the next op.
>> If either the source or destination domains changes both pages are
>> released as it is unlikely that either will still be valid.
>> XenServer's performance benchmarks show modest improvements in network
>> receive throughput (netback uses grant copy in the guest Rx path) and
>> no regressions in disk performamnce (using tapdisk3 which grant copies
>> as the backend).
>> +static bool_t gnttab_copy_buf_valid(const struct gnttab_copy *op,
>> +                                    const struct gnttab_copy_ptr *p,
>> +                                    const struct gnttab_copy_buf *b,
>> +                                    unsigned int gref_flag)
>> +{
>> +    if ( !b->virt )
>> +        return 0;
>> +    if ( op->flags & gref_flag )
>> +        return b->have_grant && p->u.ref == b->ptr.u.ref;
>> +    return p->u.gmfn == b->ptr.u.gmfn;
>> +}
> ... whether you wouldn't better fold the op and gref_flag parameters
> into one, as they're used only once and only together.

Do you mean something like?

static bool_t gnttab_copy_buf_valid(const struct gnttab_copy_ptr *p,
                                   const struct gnttab_copy_buf *b,
                                   bool_t is_gref)


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