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From: Renius Chen <reniuschengl@gmail.com>
To: linux-pm@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org>,
	linux-mmc <linux-mmc@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Ben Chuang <Ben.Chuang@genesyslogic.com.tw>,
	Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [v2] mmc: sdhci-pci-gli: Improve Random 4K Read Performance of GL9763E
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 12:23:00 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJU4x8u-GF8usNojgwFho_vhA5aB__3xxbhxNyaErriY485+zg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <43448d8e-c680-62bf-7414-4620e16de524@intel.com>

Hi,


First I'd like to appreciate your time reading this mail.

We had some issues with submitting a patch to MMC and the reviewer
suggested us to look for some help from the PM mailing list.

GL9763e is a PCIe card reader. During a sequence of random 4K reads,
due to the long idle period time between read requests, GL9763e will
enter ASPM L1 very frequently. Hence the performance of random 4K
reads is very worse.

We tried to enlarge the ASPM L1 entry delay to avoid GL9763e from
entering ASPM L1 by the idle period time during 4K reads. But such an
adjustment also affects other use cases. It will reduce the frequency
of entering ASPM L1 under all conditions so that the battery life will
be shorter. This will cause the PLT test to fail.

So we develop a patch to balance the performance of 4K reads and the
battery life. Our purpose is only to improve the performance of 4K
reads, but not to affect any other use cases. First, we monitor the
requests, when a sequence of 4K reads is performing, we'll modify the
value of a vendor specified register in GL9763e to disable ASPM L1 by
the GL9763e hardware. Then re-enable ASPM L1 after the 4K reads are
finished.

But MMC reviewers think such behaviors may not be suitable for a MMC
host driver and believe that there may be some better ways to achieve
our goals.

So I'm here to ask for your advice. Do you have any ideas for this
case? Are this scenario and ASPM related to runtime PM? In my
cognition, the entering and exiting of ASPM L0s and L1 are pure
hardware behaviors and not handled by software, they are different
from suspend/resume and runtime PM and D0/D3, right?

Thanks a lot.


Best regards,

Renius

Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> 於 2021年8月4日 週三 下午2:26寫道:
>
> On 19/07/21 12:26 pm, Renius Chen wrote:
> > Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> 於 2021年7月16日 週五 下午6:27寫道:
> >>
> >> On 14/07/21 5:15 am, Renius Chen wrote:
> >>> Hi Adrain,
> >>>
> >>> What do you think of this patch?
> >>> Or do you have any ideas or suggestions about the modification for
> >>> Ulf's comments?
> >>
> >> Perhaps try to define your power management requirements in terms of
> >> latencies instead of request size, and then take the issue to the
> >> power management mailing list and power management maintainers for
> >> suggestions.  You will probably need to point out why runtime PM doesn't
> >> met your requirements.
> >>
> >
> > Hi Adrain,
> >
> >
> > Thanks for your advice.
> >
> > Our purpose is only to improve the performance of 4K reads, and we
> > hope that it doesn't affect any other use cases. If we look into the
> > latencies, it may affect not only 4K reads but also some other use
> > cases.
>
> I just meant that, if you present the problem to people on the power
> management mailing lists,  you probably need to describe the problem at
> an engineering level, instead of describing your solution at a
> programming level.
>
> >
> > Behaviors of ASPM is controlled by circuits of hardware. Drivers only
> > enable or disable ASPM or set some parameters for ASPM, and are not
> > able to know when the device enters or exits the L0s/L1 state. So the
> > PM part of drivers may not suit this case.
> >
> > This patch could be simply divided into two parts:
> > 1. Monitor requests.
> > 2. Set a vendor specific register of GL9763e.
> >
> > The part 2 is no problems we think. And Ulf thinks that the behaviors
> > of part 1 should not be implemented in sdhci-pci-gli.c. Do you have
> > any suggestions on where we can implement the monitoring?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Renius
> >
> >>>
> >>> Thank you.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Best regards,
> >>>
> >>> Renius
> >>>
> >>> Renius Chen <reniuschengl@gmail.com> 於 2021年7月7日 週三 下午9:49寫道:
> >>>>
> >>>> Ulf Hansson <ulf.hansson@linaro.org> 於 2021年7月7日 週三 下午8:16寫道:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> [...]
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Thanks, I understand what you mean.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I simply searched for the keyword "MMC_READ_MULTIPLE_BLOCK" in the
> >>>>>> drivers/mmc/host folder, and found that in some SD/MMC host controller
> >>>>>> driver codes such as alcor.c, cavium.c, ...etc, there are also
> >>>>>> behaviors for monitoring the request in their driver. What's the
> >>>>>> difference between theirs and ours?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Those checks are there to allow the HWs to be supported properly.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> And if the code that monitors the requstes does not belong the driver,
> >>>>>> where should I implement the code and how to add some functions only
> >>>>>> for GL9763e in that place, in your opinion?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Honestly, I am not sure what suits your use case best.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> So far we have used runtime PM with a default auto suspend timeout, in
> >>>>> combination with dev PM Qos. In other words, run as fast as possible
> >>>>> to complete the requests in the queue then go back to idle and enter a
> >>>>> low power state. Clearly, that seems not to be sufficient for your use
> >>>>> case, sorry.
> >>>>>
> >>>> Yes, the runtime PM, auto suspend, and PM Qos are all about the
> >>>> suspend/resume behaviors of the system or related to power states such
> >>>> as D0/D3 of the device. But these are totally different from the ASPM
> >>>> L0s/L1 for link states. Entering/exiting the ASPM is pure hardware
> >>>> behavior on the link layer and is not handled by any codes in
> >>>> drivers/mmc/core or drivers/mmc/host. We'd like to try to modify the
> >>>> patch by your opinions, but we are also confused about what or where
> >>>> suits our use case best. So we wonder how to start the modification
> >>>> and may need some suggestions to deal with the work, sorry.
> >>>>
> >>>> Thank you.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Best regards,
> >>>>
> >>>> Renius
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Kind regards
> >>>>> Uffe
> >>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-10  4:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-05  9:00 Renius Chen
2021-07-05 10:02 ` Ulf Hansson
2021-07-05 10:59   ` Renius Chen
2021-07-05 12:50     ` Ulf Hansson
2021-07-05 15:09       ` Renius Chen
2021-07-06  9:16         ` Ulf Hansson
2021-07-06  9:54           ` Renius Chen
2021-07-06 10:08             ` Ulf Hansson
2021-07-06 10:56               ` Renius Chen
2021-07-07 12:15                 ` Ulf Hansson
2021-07-07 13:49                   ` Renius Chen
2021-07-14  2:15                     ` Renius Chen
2021-07-16 10:27                       ` Adrian Hunter
2021-07-19  9:26                         ` Renius Chen
2021-08-04  6:27                           ` Adrian Hunter
2021-08-10  4:23                             ` Renius Chen [this message]
2021-08-17 10:30                               ` Renius Chen

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