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* [dpdk-users] rte_pktmbuf_pool_create()  performance
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@ 2020-04-23  0:28 ` amit sehas
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From: amit sehas @ 2020-04-23  0:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I switched from utilizing dpdk 16.11.1 to dpdk 18.11.6, in the process I started utilizing --single-file-segments,previously I was utilizing a patch for the same functionality on dpdk-16.11.1. And while linking I somehowneed to link in -lnuma now which I previously did not need to. I don't know what dependencies have beenintroduced by dpdk-18.11.6 but I can no longer build my executables without linking in numa.

That is the only notable change I made. And nothing else has changed, huge pages, tlbs etc are all the same.

yet the performance of rte_pktmbuf_pool_create() has completely tanked, it has become much much slower.I am quite new to dpdk and am not sure what is going on … so I went in with a debugger and this is whati find:

this function call is taking up all the time:  rte_mempool_populate_default()
which in turn invokes the following which is taking all the time:   rte_memzone_reserve_aligned()
which in turn invokes the following which is taking all the time:memzone_reserve_aligned_thread_unsafe()
which in turn invokes the following which is taking all the time: malloc_heap_alloc()
which in turn invokes the following which is taking all the time: malloc_get_numa_socket()
It could also be that this is the function that is the most time consuming:malloc_heap_alloc_on_heap_id()

My guess is that somehow numa has started interfering with the performance, but i am not quite sure what to do to fix it...

any help is greatly appreciated, i suspect someone familiar with the above should quickly identify the issue and its remedy...

regards

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