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Written by: Kiran Kankipati - Published: 05-Jul-2016

 


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Linux Kernel - kmalloc() and vmalloc() performance research
Benchmarking performance of kmalloc() and vmalloc() allocated buffers

Download this episode my entire kernel module sample code, make file, clean script HERE. And here is the source code for a quick reference.

/* kmalloc_vs_vmalloc 
 * The Linux Channel
 * Author: Kiran Kankipati
 * Updated: 23-nov-2016
 */
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/device.h>
#include <linux/kernel.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/vmalloc.h>
#include <asm/uaccess.h>


MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
MODULE_AUTHOR("Kiran Kankipati");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("kmalloc vs vmalloc");
MODULE_VERSION("0.1");

unsigned char *kmallocbuf;
unsigned char *vmallocbuf;

#define BUFLEN 1000

static int __init kmalloc_vs_vmalloc_init(void)
{	unsigned long js, je, jdiff;
	int i=0,j=0;
   kmallocbuf = kmalloc( BUFLEN, GFP_KERNEL);
   if(kmallocbuf)
   {	sprintf(kmallocbuf, "This is a test (kmallocbuf)\n");
     	printk("%s", kmallocbuf);
     	
     	js = jiffies;
     	for(j=0;j<100000;j++){ for(i=0;i<BUFLEN;i++) { kmallocbuf[i] = i+j; } }
     	je = jiffies;
     	printk("dummy print kmallocbuf: %02x\n", kmallocbuf[15]);
     	jdiff = je - js;
     	printk("\nEnd Time [%lu] - Start Time [%lu] - Diff [%lu]\n",je,js, jdiff);
   }
   printk("-------------------------------\n");
   
   vmallocbuf = vmalloc(BUFLEN);
   if(vmallocbuf)
   {	sprintf(vmallocbuf, "This is a test (vmallocbuf)\n");
   	printk("%s", vmallocbuf);
   	
   	js = jiffies;
   	for(j=0;j<100000;j++){ for(i=0;i<BUFLEN;i++) { vmallocbuf[i] = i+j; } }
     	je = jiffies;
     	printk("dummy print vmallocbuf: %02x\n", vmallocbuf[15]);
     	jdiff = je - js;
     	printk("\nEnd Time [%lu] - Start Time [%lu] - Diff [%lu]\n",je,js, jdiff);
   }
   return 0;
}


static void __exit kmalloc_vs_vmalloc_exit(void)
{	
   kfree(kmallocbuf);
   vfree(vmallocbuf);
}

module_init(kmalloc_vs_vmalloc_init);
module_exit(kmalloc_vs_vmalloc_exit);

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