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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
To: Harman Kalra <hkalra@marvell.com>,
	Dmitry Kozlyuk <dmitry.kozliuk@gmail.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>, Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>,
	"david.marchand@redhat.com" <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	bruce.richardson@intel.com, stephen@networkplumber.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [EXT] Re: [PATCH v2 1/6] eal/interrupts: implement get set APIs
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 09:53:34 +0200
Message-ID: <1720722.lqNvvj56Xc@thomas> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20211014205317.5eb42ec9@sovereign>

14/10/2021 19:53, Dmitry Kozlyuk:
> 2021-10-14 17:15 (UTC+0000), Harman Kalra:
> > > > +	rte_intr_type_set;
> > > > +	rte_intr_type_get;
> > > > +	rte_intr_instance_alloc;
> > > > +	rte_intr_instance_free;
> > > >  };  
> > > 
> > > Do I understand correctly that these exports are needed to allow an
> > > application to use DPDK callback facilities for its own interrupt sources?  
> > 
> > I exported only those APIs which are currently used by test suite or example
> > applications, may be later more APIs can be moved from internal to public on
> > need basis.
> > 
> > > If so, I'd suggest that instead we export a simpler set of functions:
> > > 1. Create/free a handle instance with automatic fixed type selection.
> > > 2. Trigger an interrupt on the specified handle instance.
> > > The flow would be that the application listens on whatever it wants, probably
> > > with OS-specific mechanisms, and just notifies the interrupt thread about
> > > events to trigger callbacks.
> > > Because these APIs are experimental we don't need to change it now, just my
> > > thoughts for the future.  
> > 
> > I am sorry but I did not followed your suggestion, can you please explain.
> 
> These API is used as follows. The application has a file descriptor
> that becomes readable on some event. The programmer doesn't want to create
> another thread like EAL interrupt thread, implement thread-safe callback
> registration and invocation. They want to reuse DPDK mechanism instead.
> So they create an instance of type EXT and give it the descriptor.
> In case of the unit test the descriptor is a pipe read end.
> In case of a real application it can be a socket, like in mlx5 PMD.
> This is often convenient, but not always. An event may be a signal,
> or busy-wait end, or it may be Windows with its completely different IO model
> (it's "issue an IO, wait for completion" instead of POSIX
> "wait for IO readiness, do a blocking IO").
> In all these cases the user needs to create a fake pipe (or whatever)
> to fit into how the interrupt thread waits for events.
> But what the application really needs is to say "there's an event, please run
> the callback on this handle". It's a function call that doesn't require any
> explicit file descriptors or handles, doesn't rely on any IO model.
> How it is implemented depends on the EAL, for POSIX it will probably be
> an internal pipe, Windows can use APC as in eal_intr_thread_schedule().
> Again, I'm thinking out loud here, nothing of this needs to be done now.

I like this way of thinking.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-15  7:53 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 [this message]
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
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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