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From: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
To: Kefu Chai <tchaikov@gmail.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org, Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Avi Kivity <avi@scylladb.com>,
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/2] build: add meson options of max_memseg_lists
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:25:17 +0100
Message-ID: <YWfpbcLdrliYDtey@bricha3-MOBL.ger.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20211013205417.84119-3-tchaikov@gmail.com>

On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 04:54:19AM +0800, Kefu Chai wrote:
> RTE_MAX_MEMSEG_LISTS = 128 is not enough for many-core machines, in our
> case, we need to increase it to 8192. so add an option so user can
> override it.
> Signed-off-by: Kefu Chai <tchaikov@gmail.com>

This seems a very low-level option to be exposing to the user. Some

- can you give some more detail on why you need such a massive number, 64
  times the default?
- what would be the impact of increasing the default to 8192? I assume this
  is only used in a few places in EAL, so would the memory footprint
  increase be large?
- rather than a single specified value, would an alternative be to make
  this be a computed value at config time, scaled by number of lcores (or
  number of numa nodes)?


  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-14  8:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-02 14:48 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] build: add meson option of "max_memseg_lists" and "mbuf_refcnt_atomic" Kefu Chai
2021-09-02 15:02 ` Bruce Richardson
2021-09-02 15:05 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Kefu Chai
2021-09-02 15:11 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] build: add meson options of max_memseg_lists and atomic_mbuf_ref_counts Kefu Chai
2021-09-08 16:51   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " Kefu Chai
2021-09-20  7:51     ` kefu chai
2021-09-20  8:08       ` Bruce Richardson
2021-09-27 15:03         ` kefu chai
2021-10-13 15:38           ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-13 20:54 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/2] build: add meson option of "max_memseg_lists" and "mbuf_refcnt_atomic" Kefu Chai
2021-10-13 20:54 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/2] build: add meson options of atomic_mbuf_ref_counts Kefu Chai
2021-10-14  8:20   ` Bruce Richardson
2021-10-25 15:55     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-13 20:54 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/2] build: add meson options of max_memseg_lists Kefu Chai
2021-10-14  8:25   ` Bruce Richardson [this message]
2021-10-14  8:29     ` Thomas Monjalon

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