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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	Harman Kalra <hkalra@marvell.com>
Cc: "david.marchand@redhat.com" <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	"dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com" <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>,
	dev@dpdk.org, Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [EXT] Re: [PATCH v3 2/7] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2021 17:58:38 +0200
Message-ID: <11513915.eqH0zLBXoz@thomas> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <BL1PR18MB41970024F2181D6A1ADB7E46C5BD9@BL1PR18MB4197.namprd18.prod.outlook.com>

19/10/2021 10:32, Harman Kalra:
> From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
> > On Tue, 19 Oct 2021 01:07:02 +0530
> > Harman Kalra <hkalra@marvell.com> wrote:
> > > +	/* Detect if DPDK malloc APIs are ready to be used. */
> > > +	mem_allocator = rte_malloc_is_ready();
> > > +	if (mem_allocator)
> > > +		intr_handle = rte_zmalloc(NULL, sizeof(struct
> > rte_intr_handle),
> > > +					  0);
> > > +	else
> > > +		intr_handle = calloc(1, sizeof(struct rte_intr_handle));
> > 
> > This is problematic way to do this.
> > The reason to use rte_malloc vs malloc should be determined by usage.
> > 
> > If the pointer will be shared between primary/secondary process then it has
> > to be in hugepages (ie rte_malloc). If it is not shared then then use regular
> > malloc.
> > 
> > But what you have done is created a method which will be a latent bug for
> > anyone using primary/secondary process.
> > 
> > Either:
> >     intr_handle is not allowed to be used in secondary.
> >       Then always use malloc().
> > Or.
> >     intr_handle can be used by both primary and secondary.
> >     Then always use rte_malloc().
> >     Any code path that allocates intr_handle before pool is
> >     ready is broken.
> 
> Hi Stephan,
> 
> Till V2, I implemented this API in a way where user of the API can choose
> If he wants intr handle to be allocated using malloc or rte_malloc by passing
> a flag arg to the rte_intr_instanc_alloc API. User of the API will best know if
> the intr handle is to be shared with secondary or not.

Yes the caller should know, but it makes usage more difficult.
Using rte_malloc always is simpler.
 
> But after some discussions and suggestions from the community we decided
> to drop that flag argument and auto detect on whether rte_malloc APIs are
> ready to be used and thereafter make all further allocations via rte_malloc.
> Currently alarm subsystem (or any driver doing allocation in constructor) gets
> interrupt instance allocated using glibc malloc that too because rte_malloc*
> is not ready by rte_eal_alarm_init(), while all further consumers gets instance
> allocated via rte_malloc.

Yes the general case is to allocate after rte_malloc is ready.
Anyway a constructor should not allocate complicate things.

>  I think this should not cause any issue in primary/secondary model as all interrupt
> instance pointer will be shared. Infact to avoid any surprises of primary/secondary
> not working we thought of making all allocations via rte_malloc.

Yes

> David, Thomas, Dmitry, please add if I missed anything.

I understand Stephen's concern but I think this choice is a good compromise.
Ideally we should avoid doing real stuff in constructors.

> Can we please conclude on this series APIs as API freeze deadline (rc1) is very near.

I vote for keeping this design.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-19 15:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 152+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-26 14:57 [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/7] make rte_intr_handle internal Harman Kalra
2021-08-26 14:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 1/7] eal: interrupt handle API prototypes Harman Kalra
2021-08-31 15:52   ` Kinsella, Ray
2021-08-26 14:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 2/7] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs Harman Kalra
2021-08-31 15:53   ` Kinsella, Ray
2021-08-26 14:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 3/7] eal/interrupts: avoid direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-08-26 14:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 4/7] test/interrupt: apply get set interrupt handle APIs Harman Kalra
2021-08-26 14:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 5/7] drivers: remove direct access to interrupt handle fields Harman Kalra
2021-08-26 14:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 6/7] eal/interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque Harman Kalra
2021-08-26 14:57 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 7/7] eal/alarm: introduce alarm fini routine Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:40 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/7] make rte_intr_handle internal Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:40   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 1/7] eal: interrupt handle API prototypes Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:40   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 2/7] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs Harman Kalra
2021-09-28 15:46     ` David Marchand
2021-10-04  8:51       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-04  9:57         ` David Marchand
2021-10-12 15:22           ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-13 17:54             ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-13 17:57               ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-13 18:52                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-14  8:22                   ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-14  9:31                     ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-14  9:37                       ` David Marchand
2021-10-14  9:41                       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-14 10:31                         ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-14 10:35                           ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-14 10:44                             ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-14 12:04                               ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-14 10:25                       ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-03 18:05     ` [dpdk-dev] " Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-04 10:37       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-04 11:18         ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-04 14:03           ` Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:40   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 3/7] eal/interrupts: avoid direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:40   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 4/7] test/interrupt: apply get set interrupt handle APIs Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:41   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 5/7] drivers: remove direct access to interrupt handle fields Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:41   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 6/7] eal/interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque Harman Kalra
2021-10-03 18:16     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-04 14:09       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-09-03 12:41   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 7/7] eal/alarm: introduce alarm fini routine Harman Kalra
2021-09-15 14:13   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/7] make rte_intr_handle internal Harman Kalra
2021-09-23  8:20   ` David Marchand
2021-10-05 12:14 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/6] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-05 12:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/6] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-14  0:58     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-14 17:15       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-14 17:53         ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-15  7:53           ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-14  7:31     ` [dpdk-dev] " David Marchand
2021-10-05 12:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/6] eal/interrupts: avoid direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-14  0:59     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-14 17:31       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-14 17:53         ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-05 12:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/6] test/interrupt: apply get set interrupt handle APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-05 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/6] drivers: remove direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-05 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/6] eal/interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque Harman Kalra
2021-10-05 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 6/6] eal/alarm: introduce alarm fini routine Harman Kalra
2021-10-05 16:07 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/7] make rte_intr_handle internal Stephen Hemminger
2021-10-07 10:57   ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 19:37 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 " Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 19:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/7] malloc: introduce malloc is ready API Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 15:53     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-18 19:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/7] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 22:07     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-19  8:50       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 18:44         ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 22:56     ` [dpdk-dev] " Stephen Hemminger
2021-10-19  8:32       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 15:58         ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2021-10-20 15:30         ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-21  9:16           ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-21 12:33             ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-21 13:32               ` David Marchand
2021-10-21 16:05                 ` Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 19:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/7] eal/interrupts: avoid direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 19:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/7] test/interrupt: apply get set interrupt handle APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 19:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 5/7] drivers: remove direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 19:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 6/7] eal/interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque Harman Kalra
2021-10-18 19:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 7/7] eal/alarm: introduce alarm fini routine Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 18:35 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/7] make rte_intr_handle internal Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 18:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/7] malloc: introduce malloc is ready API Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 22:01     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-19 22:04       ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-20  9:01         ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 18:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/7] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-20  6:14     ` David Marchand
2021-10-20 14:29       ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-20 16:15     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-19 18:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/7] eal/interrupts: avoid direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 21:27     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-20  9:25       ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Harman Kalra
2021-10-20  9:52         ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-19 18:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 4/7] test/interrupt: apply get set interrupt handle APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 18:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 5/7] drivers: remove direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-20  1:57     ` Hyong Youb Kim (hyonkim)
2021-10-19 18:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 6/7] eal/interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 18:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 7/7] eal/alarm: introduce alarm fini routine Harman Kalra
2021-10-19 21:39     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-22 20:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/6] make rte_intr_handle internal Harman Kalra
2021-10-22 20:49   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/6] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-22 23:33     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-22 20:49   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/6] eal/interrupts: avoid direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-22 23:33     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-22 20:49   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/6] test/interrupt: apply get set interrupt handle APIs Harman Kalra
2021-10-22 20:49   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 4/6] drivers: remove direct access to interrupt handle Harman Kalra
2021-10-22 20:49   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 5/6] eal/interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque Harman Kalra
2021-10-22 23:33     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-22 20:49   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 6/6] eal/alarm: introduce alarm fini routine Harman Kalra
2021-10-22 23:33     ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-22 23:37       ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-24 20:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/9] make rte_intr_handle internal David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/9] interrupts: add allocator and accessors David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 2/9] interrupts: remove direct access to interrupt handle David Marchand
2021-10-25  6:57       ` David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 3/9] test/interrupts: " David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 4/9] alarm: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 10:49       ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-25 11:09         ` David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 5/9] lib: " David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 6/9] drivers: " David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 7/9] interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 8/9] interrupts: rename device specific file descriptor David Marchand
2021-10-24 20:04     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 9/9] interrupts: extend event list David Marchand
2021-10-25 10:49       ` Dmitry Kozlyuk
2021-10-25 11:11         ` David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:04   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/6] make rte_intr_handle internal Raslan Darawsheh
2021-10-25 13:09     ` David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 0/9] " David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/9] interrupts: add allocator and accessors David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 2/9] interrupts: remove direct access to interrupt handle David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 3/9] test/interrupts: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 4/9] alarm: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 5/9] lib: " David Marchand
2021-10-28  6:14       ` Jiang, YuX
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 6/9] drivers: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 7/9] interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 8/9] interrupts: rename device specific file descriptor David Marchand
2021-10-25 13:34     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 9/9] interrupts: extend event list David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 0/9] make rte_intr_handle internal David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 1/9] interrupts: add allocator and accessors David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 2/9] interrupts: remove direct access to interrupt handle David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 3/9] test/interrupts: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 4/9] alarm: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 5/9] lib: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 6/9] drivers: " David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 7/9] interrupts: make interrupt handle structure opaque David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 8/9] interrupts: rename device specific file descriptor David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:27     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 9/9] interrupts: extend event list David Marchand
2021-10-28 15:58       ` Ji, Kai
2021-10-28 17:16         ` David Marchand
2021-10-25 14:32     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 0/9] make rte_intr_handle internal Raslan Darawsheh
2021-10-25 19:24     ` David Marchand

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