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From: Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>
To: Lukas Wunner <lukas@wunner.de>
Cc: Vinod Koul <vkoul@kernel.org>, Stefan Wahren <wahrenst@gmx.net>,
	linux-spi@vger.kernel.org, dmaengine@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-rpi-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	bcm-kernel-feedback-list@broadcom.com,
	Eric Anholt <eric@anholt.net>, Nuno Sa <nuno.sa@analog.com>,
	Martin Sperl <kernel@martin.sperl.org>,
	Noralf Tronnes <noralf@tronnes.org>,
	Robert Jarzmik <robert.jarzmik@free.fr>,
	Florian Kauer <florian.kauer@koalo.de>,
	Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@gmail.com>,
	Ray Jui <rjui@broadcom.com>,
	Scott Branden <sbranden@broadcom.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/10] spi: Guarantee cacheline alignment of driver-private data
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:29:23 +0100
Message-ID: <20190910112923.GN2036@sirena.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <69faaeb305582ab7dca65fa08635edfa1a39b3fa.1564825752.git.lukas@wunner.de>

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On Sat, Aug 03, 2019 at 12:10:00PM +0200, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> __spi_alloc_controller() uses a single allocation to accommodate struct
> 
> Reverse the order.  A forthcoming commit leverages this to grant DMA
> access to driver-private data of the BCM2835 SPI master.

That's just shuffling the problem around, the same issues will
then apply to the controller struct and you'll take a performance
penalty on architectures that don't like unaligned accesses.

> An alternative approach would be to round up struct spi_controller to
> cacheline size, at the expense of some wasted memory.

That would seem more logical, or just do two alloacations.  It's
not like we allocate huge numbers of SPI controllers.

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Thread overview: 29+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-03 10:10 [PATCH 00/10] Raspberry Pi SPI speedups Lukas Wunner
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 01/10] dmaengine: bcm2835: Allow reusable descriptors Lukas Wunner
2019-08-08 12:30   ` Vinod Koul
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 04/10] spi: bcm2835: Drop dma_pending flag Lukas Wunner
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 05/10] spi: bcm2835: Work around DONE bit erratum Lukas Wunner
2019-08-11 19:45   ` Stefan Wahren
2019-08-11 19:57     ` Lukas Wunner
2019-08-11 20:29       ` Eric Anholt
2019-08-19 19:20       ` Stefan Wahren
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 09/10] dmaengine: bcm2835: Avoid accessing memory when copying zeroes Lukas Wunner
2019-08-08 12:31   ` Vinod Koul
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 07/10] spi: bcm2835: Speed up TX-only DMA transfers by clearing RX FIFO Lukas Wunner
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 06/10] spi: bcm2835: Cache CS register value for ->prepare_message() Lukas Wunner
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 02/10] dmaengine: bcm2835: Allow cyclic transactions without interrupt Lukas Wunner
2019-08-08 12:30   ` Vinod Koul
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 08/10] dmaengine: bcm2835: Document struct bcm2835_dmadev Lukas Wunner
2019-08-08 12:31   ` Vinod Koul
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 10/10] spi: bcm2835: Speed up RX-only DMA transfers by zero-filling TX FIFO Lukas Wunner
2019-08-03 10:10 ` [PATCH 03/10] spi: Guarantee cacheline alignment of driver-private data Lukas Wunner
2019-09-10 11:29   ` Mark Brown [this message]
2019-08-03 16:01 ` [PATCH 00/10] Raspberry Pi SPI speedups Noralf Trønnes
2019-08-11 19:50 ` Stefan Wahren
2019-08-11 19:52   ` Lukas Wunner
2019-08-19 19:22 ` Stefan Wahren
2019-08-21 15:21 ` kernel
2019-08-24 10:33 ` Lukas Wunner
2019-09-07  9:06 ` Lukas Wunner
2019-09-09 16:56   ` Mark Brown
2019-09-10 11:21   ` Mark Brown

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