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From: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
To: "Pattan, Reshma" <reshma.pattan@intel.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] distributor_app: new sample app
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:02:21 -0400
Message-ID: <20141006190221.GG22304@hmsreliant.think-freely.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3AEA2BF9852C6F48A459DA490692831FE21865@IRSMSX109.ger.corp.intel.com>

On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 05:34:13PM +0000, Pattan, Reshma wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Neil Horman [mailto:nhorman@tuxdriver.com]
> > Sent: Monday, October 6, 2014 3:45 PM
> > To: Pattan, Reshma
> > Cc: dev@dpdk.org; Richardson, Bruce
> > Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] distributor_app: new sample app
> > 
> > On Mon, Oct 06, 2014 at 02:16:22PM +0000, Pattan, Reshma wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Neil Horman [mailto:nhorman@tuxdriver.com]
> > > > Sent: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:08 PM
> > > > To: Richardson, Bruce
> > > > Cc: Pattan, Reshma; dev@dpdk.org
> > > > Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] distributor_app: new sample app
> > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 1)I had sent v5 patch which handles graceful shutdown of rx
> > > > > > > and tx threads upon SIGINT
> > > > > > I see it and will take a look shortly, thanks.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > 2)Worker thread graceful shutdown was not handled as of now as
> > > > > > > it needs
> > > > some change in lcore_worker logic , which will be done in future
> > enhancements.
> > > > > > Not sure I understand what you mean here.  Can you elaborate?
> > > > > >
> > > rte_distributor_process which runs as part of rx thread will process incoming
> > packets and checks for any requests for the packets from worker threads .
> > > If request is seen, it adds the packet/work  to particular workers back log and
> > proceed with processing of  next packet.
> > >  If no request seen the packet index will not be incremented and the while loop
> > which is conditionally based on packet indexing  runs in a continuous loop
> > without breaking and rx thread will not proceed with next statement execution
> > until unless rte_distributor_process  comes out of while loop.
> > > This issue happens only when we enable graceful shutdown logic for both
> > rx/worker threads, as workers threads gets killed and no request seen by rx
> > thread and it stucks.
> > > Hence as of now graceful shutdown logic is provided only for rx thread. For
> > worker threads will check what can be done in next enhancements.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Reshma
> > >
> > 
> > I see what you're saying, Once you make a call to rte_distributor_get_pkt, you
> > have no way to gracefully shut down use of the rte_distributor_library. Not just
> > this application, but any application.  Thats just not sane, and suggests that we
> > integrated the rte_distributor library too soon.  I would suggest that you prefix
> > this patch with an update to the rte distributor library to allow
> > rte_distributor_get_pkt and friends to return NULL if the queue is emtpy.
> > Applications should be checking the return value for NULL anyway, and can
> > preform the rte_pause operation.  Then update this patch to do a clean exit.  To
> > say that "we will check what can be done in the next enhancements" is to say
> > that this won't be addressed again until a paying custmoer gripes about it.
> > Neil
> > 
> 
> Hi Neil,
> 
> We have rte_distributor_request_pkt and rte_distributor_poll_pkt() in dpdk.org,  which can be used together(in place of  rte_distributor_get_pkt)
>  to check empty queue condition I believe. So no separate changes needed.
> Though we replace to rte_distributor_get_pkt with above two, the issue will not be solved as the thread that gets blocked is rx thread but not worker thread.
> Rx thread gets blocked in rte_distributore_process due to non-availability of requests from worker. 
>  How about sending dummy request_pkts upon SIGINT and allow rte_distributore_process to get to completion? 
> 
I suppose creating a flagged dummy packet to ensure that the worker threads can
exit their spin loops works fine, yes.

Neil

> Thanks,
> Reshma
> 
> > > > > > > 3)Freeing of mempool is also not handled , as the framework
> > > > > > > support is not
> > > > available.
> > > > > > Ew, I hadn't noticed that, freeing of mempools seems like
> > > > > > something we should implement.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > 4)Cleaning of rx/tx queues not done, as it needs some
> > > > > > > extensive logic
> > > > which we haven't planned as of now. Will check the possibility of doing it in
> > > > future  enhancements    i.e in next version of sample application.
> > > > > > We can't just flush the queues after we shutdown the workers?  I
> > > > > > presume a queue flush operation exists, yes?
> > > > > > Neil
> > > > >
> > > > > Other than code hygiene, which does have some value in itself, I
> > > > > can't really see what the practical point of such cleanup would be.
> > > > >
> > > > This is really the only assertion I'm trying to make.  I understand
> > > > this application won't suffer from exiting uncleanly, and that makes
> > > > the need for preforming cleanup little more than overhead.
> > > >
> > > > But that said, hygine is exactly the point I'm driving at here.
> > > > These are example applications, that presumably people look at when
> > > > writing their own apps.  If you don't do things properly, people
> > > > looking at your code are less likely to do them as well.  Even if it
> > > > doesn't hurt for you to exit uncleanly, it will hurt someone, and if
> > > > they look to these examples as a source of best practices, it seems
> > > > to me that it would be in everyones interest, if best practices were
> > demonstrated.
> > > >
> > > > Neil
> > >
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  reply	other threads:[~2014-10-06 18:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-16 12:13 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/3] distributor_app: new sample application for distributor library reshmapa
2014-09-16 12:13 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/3] distributor_app: new sample app reshmapa
2014-09-16 12:13 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/3] distributor_app: code review comments implementation reshmapa
2014-09-16 12:13 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/3] distributor_app: removed extra spaces reshmapa
2014-09-23 12:55 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/3] distributor_app: new sample application for distributor library Bruce Richardson
2014-09-24 14:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] distributor_app: new sample app reshmapa
2014-09-26 15:11   ` De Lara Guarch, Pablo
2014-09-26 15:51     ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-09-29 12:39       ` Pattan, Reshma
2014-09-29 13:06         ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-09-29 13:35           ` De Lara Guarch, Pablo
2014-09-29 14:35             ` Neil Horman
2014-09-30  8:02             ` Pattan, Reshma
2014-09-30  9:21               ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-09-30 10:39   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " reshmapa
2014-09-30 11:34     ` Neil Horman
2014-09-30 12:18       ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-30 13:39         ` Neil Horman
2014-10-01 14:47           ` Pattan, Reshma
2014-10-01 14:56             ` Neil Horman
2014-10-01 15:37               ` Bruce Richardson
2014-10-01 16:07                 ` Neil Horman
2014-10-06 14:16                   ` Pattan, Reshma
2014-10-06 14:44                     ` Neil Horman
2014-10-06 17:34                       ` Pattan, Reshma
2014-10-06 19:02                         ` Neil Horman [this message]
2014-10-02  9:04                 ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-10-01 13:33     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] distributor_app: gracefull shutdown of tx/rx threads on SIGINT reshmapa
2014-10-01 13:46       ` Pattan, Reshma
2014-10-01 13:49       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-10-01 14:33       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5] distributor_app: new sample app reshmapa
2014-10-17 13:59         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] " Reshma Pattan
2014-11-02 20:08           ` De Lara Guarch, Pablo
2014-11-03 15:49           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] " Reshma Pattan
2014-11-03 16:03             ` De Lara Guarch, Pablo
2014-11-13 21:30               ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-11-14  8:44                 ` Pattan, Reshma
2014-11-16 21:59                   ` Thomas Monjalon

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