[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCHv2 net-next] net: igb: Only dma sync frame length

Andrew Lunn andrew at lunn.ch
Fri Jun 3 21:03:25 UTC 2016

On some platforms, syncing a buffer for DMA is expensive. Rather than
sync the whole 2K receive buffer, only synchronise the length of the
frame, which will typically be the MTU, or a much smaller TCP ACK.

For an IMX6Q, this gives around 6% increased TCP receive performance,
which is cache operations bound and reduces CPU load for TCP transmit.

Signed-off-by: Andrew Lunn <andrew at lunn.ch>
Christmas tree the local variables
Pass size into igb_add_rx_frag() rather than repeating the endiness swap.
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
index 0a289dda604a..8fa9e6e8c3b0 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/igb/igb_main.c
@@ -6856,12 +6856,12 @@ static bool igb_can_reuse_rx_page(struct igb_rx_buffer *rx_buffer,
 static bool igb_add_rx_frag(struct igb_ring *rx_ring,
 			    struct igb_rx_buffer *rx_buffer,
+			    unsigned int size,
 			    union e1000_adv_rx_desc *rx_desc,
 			    struct sk_buff *skb)
 	struct page *page = rx_buffer->page;
 	unsigned char *va = page_address(page) + rx_buffer->page_offset;
-	unsigned int size = le16_to_cpu(rx_desc->wb.upper.length);
 #if (PAGE_SIZE < 8192)
 	unsigned int truesize = IGB_RX_BUFSZ;
@@ -6913,6 +6913,7 @@ static struct sk_buff *igb_fetch_rx_buffer(struct igb_ring *rx_ring,
 					   union e1000_adv_rx_desc *rx_desc,
 					   struct sk_buff *skb)
+	unsigned int size = le16_to_cpu(rx_desc->wb.upper.length);
 	struct igb_rx_buffer *rx_buffer;
 	struct page *page;
@@ -6948,11 +6949,11 @@ static struct sk_buff *igb_fetch_rx_buffer(struct igb_ring *rx_ring,
-				      IGB_RX_BUFSZ,
+				      size,
 	/* pull page into skb */
-	if (igb_add_rx_frag(rx_ring, rx_buffer, rx_desc, skb)) {
+	if (igb_add_rx_frag(rx_ring, rx_buffer, size, rx_desc, skb)) {
 		/* hand second half of page back to the ring */
 		igb_reuse_rx_page(rx_ring, rx_buffer);
 	} else {

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