On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 03:25:04PM -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
On Mon, 2018-12-10 at 11:22 -0800, Luis Chamberlain wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2018 at 09:25:13AM -0800, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> > This patch set provides functionality that will help to improve the
> > locality of the async_schedule calls used to provide deferred
> > initialization.
> > This patch set originally started out focused on just the one call to
> > async_schedule_domain in the nvdimm tree that was being used to defer the
> > device_add call however after doing some digging I realized the scope of
> > this was much broader than I had originally planned. As such I went
> > through and reworked the underlying infrastructure down to replacing the
> > queue_work call itself with a function of my own and opted to try and
> > provide a NUMA aware solution that would work for a broader audience.
> > In addition I have added several tweaks and/or clean-ups to the front of the
> > patch set. Patches 1 through 4 address a number of issues that actually were
> > causing the existing async_schedule calls to not show the performance that
> > they could due to either not scaling on a per device basis, or due to issues
> > that could result in a potential deadlock. For example, patch 4 addresses the
> > fact that we were calling async_schedule once per driver instead of once
> > per device, and as a result we would have still ended up with devices
> > being probed on a non-local node without addressing this first.
> No tests were added. Again, I think it would be good to add test
> cases to showcase the old mechanisms, illustrate the new, and ensure
> we don't regress both now and also help us ensure we don't regress
> moving forward.
> This is all too critical of a path for the kernel, and these changes
> are rather instrusive. I'd readlly like to see test code for it now
> rather than later.
Sorry about that. I was more focused on the rewrite of patch 2 and
overlooked the comment about lib/test_kmod.c.
I'll look into it and see if I can squeeze it in for v9.