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authorKevin Hao <haokexin@gmail.com>2020-05-09 18:43:10 +0800
committerJakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>2020-05-09 21:04:40 -0700
commit7a36e4918e30fbd3c820f723ef53d8505283c9e0 (patch)
tree297b36897d606bcdfac9d876e5df2e751584b822 /drivers/net/dsa
parentIB/mlx4: Replace zero-length array with flexible-array (diff)
octeontx2-pf: Use the napi_alloc_frag() to alloc the pool buffers
In the current codes, the octeontx2 uses its own method to allocate the pool buffers, but there are some issues in this implementation. 1. We have to run the otx2_get_page() for each allocation cycle and this is pretty error prone. As I can see there is no invocation of the otx2_get_page() in otx2_pool_refill_task(), this will leave the allocated pages have the wrong refcount and may be freed wrongly. 2. It wastes memory. For example, if we only receive one packet in a NAPI RX cycle, and then allocate a 2K buffer with otx2_alloc_rbuf() to refill the pool buffers and leave the remain area of the allocated page wasted. On a kernel with 64K page, 62K area is wasted. IMHO it is really unnecessary to implement our own method for the buffers allocate, we can reuse the napi_alloc_frag() to simplify our code. Signed-off-by: Kevin Hao <haokexin@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>
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