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From: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
To: "Ananyev, Konstantin" <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] ixgbe: don't override mbuf buffer length
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:58:48 +0000
Message-ID: <20141204165847.GA7732@bricha3-MOBL3> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2601191342CEEE43887BDE71AB977258213BCB11@IRSMSX105.ger.corp.intel.com>

On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 04:18:03PM +0000, Ananyev, Konstantin wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Ananyev, Konstantin
> > Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 4:05 PM
> > To: Thomas Monjalon
> > Cc: dev@dpdk.org
> > Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] ixgbe: don't override mbuf buffer length
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon@6wind.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2014 3:48 PM
> > > To: Ananyev, Konstantin
> > > Cc: dev@dpdk.org; Richardson, Bruce
> > > Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] ixgbe: don't override mbuf buffer length
> > >
> > > 2014-12-04 15:29, Ananyev, Konstantin:
> > > > From: Richardson, Bruce
> > > > > On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 02:50:11PM +0000, Ananyev, Konstantin wrote:
> > > > > > From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Jean-Mickael Guerin
> > > > > > > The template mbuf_initializer is hard coded with a buflen which
> > > > > > > might have been set differently by the application at the time of
> > > > > > > mbuf pool creation.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Switch to a mbuf allocation, to fetch the correct default values.
> > > > > > > There is no performance impact because this is not a data-plane API.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Jean-Mickael Guerin <jean-mickael.guerin@6wind.com>
> > > > > > > Acked-by: David Marchand <david.marchand@6wind.com>
> > > > > > > Fixes: 0ff3324da2 ("ixgbe: rework vector pmd following mbuf changes")
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > >  lib/librte_pmd_ixgbe/ixgbe_rxtx_vec.c | 19 ++++++++++++-------
> > > > > > >  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > diff --git a/lib/librte_pmd_ixgbe/ixgbe_rxtx_vec.c b/lib/librte_pmd_ixgbe/ixgbe_rxtx_vec.c
> > > > > > > index c1b5a78..f7b02f5 100644
> > > > > > > --- a/lib/librte_pmd_ixgbe/ixgbe_rxtx_vec.c
> > > > > > > +++ b/lib/librte_pmd_ixgbe/ixgbe_rxtx_vec.c
> > > > > > > @@ -732,17 +732,22 @@ static struct ixgbe_txq_ops vec_txq_ops = {
> > > > > > >  int
> > > > > > >  ixgbe_rxq_vec_setup(struct igb_rx_queue *rxq)
> > > > > > >  {
> > > > > > > -	struct rte_mbuf mb_def = { .buf_addr = 0 }; /* zeroed mbuf */
> > > > > > > +	struct rte_mbuf *mb_def;
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > -	mb_def.nb_segs = 1;
> > > > > > > -	mb_def.data_off = RTE_PKTMBUF_HEADROOM;
> > > > > > > -	mb_def.buf_len = rxq->mb_pool->elt_size - sizeof(struct rte_mbuf);
> > > > > > > -	mb_def.port = rxq->port_id;
> > > > > > > -	rte_mbuf_refcnt_set(&mb_def, 1);
> > > > > > > +	mb_def = rte_pktmbuf_alloc(rxq->mb_pool);
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Could you explain to me, what is an advantage of using dynamic allocation vs local struct here?
> > > > > > I don't see any.
> > > > >
> > > > > It means that we get an mbuf that is initialized as done by the initialization
> > > > > function passed to the mempool_create call. The static variable method assumes
> > > > > that we configure the mbuf using default setting for buf_len etc.
> > > >
> > > > I understand that, but  why it can't be done in some other way?
> > > > Without allocating/freeing?
> > > > Let say, at mempool_create() store obj_init() and then add ability to call it again?
> > > > Anyway, it doesn't look to me like a critical problem, that requires an urgent patch for 1.8.
> > >
> > > Konstantin, when a bug is seen, it must be fixed ASAP.
> > 
> > Well, it will be exposed only if someone will use a custom mbufs right?
> > I.e, the se 2 lines would not be correct:
> > mb_def.data_off = RTE_PKTMBUF_HEADROOM;
> > mb_def.buf_len = rxq->mb_pool->elt_size - sizeof(struct rte_mbuf);
> > 
> > Thoug we setup same data_off  like that in all other PMDs as well.
> > Something like that:
> > m->data_off = RTE_PKTMBUF_HEADROOM;
> > could be seen across all RX functions we have for different PMDs.
> > 
> > The only difference is buf_len, but in theory even with dynamic allocation,
> > the fix would be totally correct.
> > As no one can guarantee, that with custom mbufs, all buffers inside the pool will have the same length.
> 
> Which makes me think, that we probably shouldn't overwrite buf_len by rxq->mbuf_initializer.
>
I believe that it is perfectly safe to do so. All buffers from a mempool are meant
to be the same size, therefore reading the length of one buffer should tell you
what size all buffers are. If we do hit a scenario where we do need to support
variable size buffers from a single mempool, we can do that via the older unoptimized
code paths, I think, since it's a definite edge case.

/Bruce

  parent reply	other threads:[~2014-12-04 16:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-04 14:26 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] ixgbe: bug fixes for RX vector mode Jean-Mickael Guerin
2014-12-04 14:26 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] ixgbe: fix setup of mbuf initializer template Jean-Mickael Guerin
2014-12-04 14:39   ` Bruce Richardson
2014-12-04 14:42     ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 15:15       ` Jean-Mickael Guerin
2014-12-04 16:22         ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-05 22:07     ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-12-04 14:26 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] ixgbe: don't override mbuf buffer length Jean-Mickael Guerin
2014-12-04 14:40   ` Bruce Richardson
2014-12-04 14:50   ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 15:15     ` Bruce Richardson
2014-12-04 15:29       ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 15:32         ` Bruce Richardson
2014-12-04 16:03           ` Jean-Mickael Guerin
2014-12-04 16:20           ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 15:48         ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-12-04 16:05           ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 16:18             ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 16:57               ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 16:58               ` Bruce Richardson [this message]
2014-12-04 17:11                 ` Jean-Mickael Guerin
2014-12-04 17:19                   ` Bruce Richardson
2014-12-04 17:17                 ` Ananyev, Konstantin
2014-12-04 17:22                   ` Bruce Richardson

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