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[RESEND] PCI: dwc: put struct dw_pcie::{ep,pp} into a union to reduce its size

Message ID 20210312140116.9453-1-alobakin@pm.me (mailing list archive)
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Series [RESEND] PCI: dwc: put struct dw_pcie::{ep,pp} into a union to reduce its size | expand

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Alexander Lobakin March 12, 2021, 2:01 p.m. UTC
A single dw_pcie entity can't be a root complex and an endpoint at
the same time.
We can use this to reduce the size of dw_pcie by 80, from 280 to 200
bytes (on x32, guess more on x64), by putting the related embedded
structures (struct pcie_port and struct dw_pcie_ep) into a union.

Signed-off-by: Alexander Lobakin <alobakin@pm.me>
---
 drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-designware.h | 6 ++++--
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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2.30.2

Comments

Krzysztof Wilczyński March 24, 2021, 1:31 a.m. UTC | #1
Hi Alexander,

Thank you for sending the patch over!

> A single dw_pcie entity can't be a root complex and an endpoint at
> the same time.

Nice catch!

A small nitpick: this would be Root Complex and Endpoint, as it's
customary to capitalise these.

Also, if you could capitalise the subject line - it could also perhaps
be simplified to something like, for example:

  Optimize struct dw_pcie to reduce its size

Feel free to ignore both suggestions, as these are just nitpicks.

> We can use this to reduce the size of dw_pcie by 80, from 280 to 200
> bytes (on x32, guess more on x64), by putting the related embedded
> structures (struct pcie_port and struct dw_pcie_ep) into a union.

[...]
> -	struct pcie_port	pp;
> -	struct dw_pcie_ep	ep;
> +	union {
> +		struct pcie_port	pp;
> +		struct dw_pcie_ep	ep;
> +	};
[...]

How did you measure the difference?  Often, people include pahole output
for the "before" and "after", so to speak, to showcase the difference
and/or improvement.  Do you have something like that handy?

Krzysztof
Alexander Lobakin March 24, 2021, 11:33 a.m. UTC | #2
From: Krzysztof Wilczyński <kw@linux.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 02:31:42 +0100

> Hi Alexander,

Hi!

> Thank you for sending the patch over!
>
> > A single dw_pcie entity can't be a root complex and an endpoint at
> > the same time.
>
> Nice catch!
>
> A small nitpick: this would be Root Complex and Endpoint, as it's
> customary to capitalise these.
>
> Also, if you could capitalise the subject line - it could also perhaps
> be simplified to something like, for example:
>
>   Optimize struct dw_pcie to reduce its size
>
> Feel free to ignore both suggestions, as these are just nitpicks.

They are both correct, so I can send a v2 if this one wont't be
picked to the tree, let's say, this week.

> > We can use this to reduce the size of dw_pcie by 80, from 280 to 200
> > bytes (on x32, guess more on x64), by putting the related embedded
> > structures (struct pcie_port and struct dw_pcie_ep) into a union.
>
> [...]
> > -	struct pcie_port	pp;
> > -	struct dw_pcie_ep	ep;
> > +	union {
> > +		struct pcie_port	pp;
> > +		struct dw_pcie_ep	ep;
> > +	};
> [...]
>
> How did you measure the difference?  Often, people include pahole output
> for the "before" and "after", so to speak, to showcase the difference
> and/or improvement.  Do you have something like that handy?

I didn't use pahole to measure the difference, just printed sizeofs
for the structures "before" and "after". But I can get pahole's
output and include it in v2 to make commit message more useful.

> Krzysztof

Thanks!
Al
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Patch

diff --git a/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-designware.h b/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-designware.h
index 7247c8b01f04..ca8aeba548ab 100644
--- a/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-designware.h
+++ b/drivers/pci/controller/dwc/pcie-designware.h
@@ -266,8 +266,10 @@  struct dw_pcie {
 	size_t			atu_size;
 	u32			num_ib_windows;
 	u32			num_ob_windows;
-	struct pcie_port	pp;
-	struct dw_pcie_ep	ep;
+	union {
+		struct pcie_port	pp;
+		struct dw_pcie_ep	ep;
+	};
 	const struct dw_pcie_ops *ops;
 	unsigned int		version;
 	int			num_lanes;