[PATCH 0/8] sdhci: Move real work out of an atomic context

Chris Ball cjb at laptop.org
Thu Sep 9 08:05:48 EST 2010

Hi Anton,

On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 01:57:50AM +0400, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> Thanks!
> Would be also great if you could point out which patch causes
> most of the performance drop (if any)?
> Albert, if you could find time, can you also "bisect" the
> patchset? I wouldn't want to buy Nintendo WII just to debug the
> perf regression. ;-) FWIW, I tried to disable multiblock
> read/writes and test with SD cards, and still didn't notice
> any performance drops.
> Maybe it's SDIO IRQs that cause the performance drop for the
> WII case, as we delay them a little bit? Or it could be the
> patch that introduces threaded IRQ handler in whole causes
> it. If so, I guess we'd need to move some of the processing to
> the real IRQ context, keeping the handler lockless (if
> possible) or introducing a very fine grained locking.

I didn't know anything about a reported performance drop, and I don't
think Andrew did either -- Albert's test results don't seem to have
made it to this list, or anywhere else that I can see.  Could you 
link to/repost his comments?

(I'll be testing with libertas, so that will stress-test SDIO IRQs.)


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