[RFC PATCH 09/09] Introduce cache=rdma moutning option
longli at microsoft.com
Fri May 18 20:58:08 UTC 2018
> Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 09/09] Introduce cache=rdma moutning option
> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Long Li via samba-technical <samba-
> technical at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> >> Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 09/09] Introduce cache=rdma moutning option
> >> On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 05:22:14PM -0700, Long Li wrote:
> >> > From: Long Li <longli at microsoft.com>
> >> >
> >> > When cache=rdma is enabled on mount options, CIFS do not allocate
> >> > internal data buffer pages for I/O, data is read/writen directly to
> >> > user
> >> memory via RDMA.
> >> I don't think this should be an option. For direct I/O without
> >> signing or encryption CIFS should always use get_user_pages, with or
> without RDMA.
> > Yes this should be done for all transport. If there are no objections, I'll send
> patches to change this.
> Would this help/change performance much?
On RDMA, it helps with I/O latency and reduces CPU usage on certain I/O patterns.
But I haven't tested on TCP. Maybe it will help a little bit.
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