[PATCH v2 1/2] tpm: reduce poll sleep time in tpm_transmit()

Jarkko Sakkinen jarkko.sakkinen at linux.intel.com
Tue Apr 24 16:27:52 UTC 2018

On Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 09:12:45AM -0400, Nayna Jain wrote:
> The TPM polling code in tpm_transmit sleeps in each loop iteration for
> 5 msecs. However, the TPM might return earlier, and thus waiting for
> 5 msecs adds an unnecessary delay. This patch reduces the polling sleep
> time in tpm_transmit() from 5 msecs to 1 msecs.

I'm not sure what TPM returning earlier has to do with this. TPM probably
never returns exactly in the spec defined timeout/duration. I just don't
understand reasoning in this paragraph.

> Additionally, this patch renames TPM_POLL_SLEEP and moves it to tpm.h as
> an enum value.
> After this change, performance on a TPM 1.2 with an 8 byte burstcount
> for 1000 extends improved from ~14 sec to ~10.7 sec.

You cannot give absolute numbers without a context (platform, software).

> Signed-off-by: Nayna Jain <nayna at linux.vnet.ibm.com>

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