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From: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
To: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/5] testpmd: Change rxfreet default to 32
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:02:31 -0400
Message-ID: <20140923170231.GC12884@hmsreliant.think-freely.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1411470497-10209-4-git-send-email-bruce.richardson@intel.com>

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:08:15PM +0100, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> To improve performance by using bulk alloc or vectored RX routines, we
> need to set rx free threshold (rxfreet) value to 32, so make this the
> testpmd default.
> 
> Thirty-two is the minimum setting needed to enable either the
> bulk alloc or vector RX routines inside the ixgbe driver, so it's
> best made the default for that reason. Please see
> "check_rx_burst_bulk_alloc_preconditions()" in ixgbe_rxtx.c, and
> RX function assignment logic in "ixgbe_dev_rx_queue_setup()" in
> the same file.
> 
> The difference in IO performance for testpmd when called without any
> optional parameters, and using 10G NICs using the ixgbe driver, can be
> significant - approx 25% or more.
> 
> Updates in V2:
> * Updated commit message with additional details
> 
> Signed-off-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
> ---
>  app/test-pmd/testpmd.c | 4 +++-
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
> index 9f6cdc4..f76406f 100644
> --- a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
> +++ b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
> @@ -225,7 +225,9 @@ struct rte_eth_thresh tx_thresh = {
>  /*
>   * Configurable value of RX free threshold.
>   */
> -uint16_t rx_free_thresh = 0; /* Immediately free RX descriptors by default. */
> +uint16_t rx_free_thresh = 32; /* Refill RX descriptors once every 32 packets,
> +		This setting is needed for ixgbe to enable bulk alloc or vector
> +		receive functionality. */

I thought we were talking about making this a pmd private selectable item, or
allowing a reserved "let the pmd decide" setting.  Or are we saving that for a
later time?

Neil

>  
>  /*
>   * Configurable value of RX drop enable.
> -- 
> 1.9.3
> 
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2014-09-23 16:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-17 10:01 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/5] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 3 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/5] mbuf: ensure next pointer is set to null on free Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/5] ixgbe: add prefetch to improve slow-path tx perf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 15:21   ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 15:35     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-17 17:59       ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 13:36         ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-18 15:29           ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 15:42             ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-18 17:56               ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/5] testpmd: Change rxfreet default to 32 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 15:29   ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 15:53     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-18 17:13       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-09-18 18:08         ` Neil Horman
2014-09-19  9:18           ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-19 10:24             ` Neil Horman
2014-09-19 10:28               ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-19 15:18                 ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 18:03       ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 4/5] mbuf: add userdata pointer field Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 15:35   ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 16:02     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-17 18:29       ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 5/5] mbuf: Add in second vlan tag field to mbuf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 20:46   ` Stephen Hemminger
2014-09-23 11:08 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/5] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 3 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/5] mbuf: ensure next pointer is set to null on free Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/5] ixgbe: add prefetch to improve slow-path tx perf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/5] testpmd: Change rxfreet default to 32 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 17:02     ` Neil Horman [this message]
2014-09-24  9:03       ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-24 10:05         ` Neil Horman
2014-11-07 12:30         ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-11-07 13:49           ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/5] mbuf: add userdata pointer field Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/5] mbuf: switch vlan_tci and reserved2 fields Bruce Richardson
2014-09-29 15:58   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/5] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 3 De Lara Guarch, Pablo
2014-10-08 12:31     ` Thomas Monjalon

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