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From: Raslan Darawsheh <>
To: Matan Azrad <>, Slava Ovsiienko <>
Cc: "" <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] common/mlx5: fix compilation for zero-length array
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 08:49:18 +0000
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev <> On Behalf Of Matan Azrad
> Sent: Monday, November 8, 2021 2:22 PM
> To: Slava Ovsiienko <>
> Cc:;
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] common/mlx5: fix compilation for zero-length
> array
> The structure of the striding RQ(MPRQ) buffer includes an array size
> defined by the RTE_PKTMBUF_HEADROOM macro added in [1].
> When RTE_PKTMBUF_HEADROOM is set to 0 in the compilation config file
> the
> the compilation with debug type failed:
> "In file included from ../drivers/common/mlx5/mlx5_common.h:25,
>                  from ../drivers/common/mlx5/linux/mlx5_nl.h:12,
>                  from ../drivers/common/mlx5/linux/mlx5_nl.c:22:
> ../drivers/common/mlx5/mlx5_common_mr.h:96:10: error: ISO C forbids
>                              zero-size array 'pad' [-Werror=pedantic]"
> Actually, the array for the first stride headroom is not needed:
> Each stride in the striding RQ buffer includes the headroom of the next
> stride, so the headroom of the first stride should be allocated before
> the starting point of the buffer posted to the HW(HW buffer).
> The striding RQ buffer is used as an attached buffer to mbuf and have
> shared information per stride.
> The LRO support moved all the strides shared information to the top of
> the buffer before the first stride headroom but didn't remove the old
> memory of this headroom from the buffer.
> Remove the old headroom memory from the striding RQ buffer.
> Fixes: 3a22f3877c9d ("net/mlx5: replace external mbuf shared memory")
> Cc:
> [1] commit 7d6bf6b866b8 ("net/mlx5: add Multi-Packet Rx support")
> Signed-off-by: Matan Azrad <>
> Acked-by: Viacheslav Ovsiienko <>

Patch applied to next-net-mlx,

Kindest regards,
Raslan Darawsheh

      reply	other threads:[~2021-11-10  8:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-08 12:22 [dpdk-stable] " Matan Azrad
2021-11-10  8:49 ` Raslan Darawsheh [this message]

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