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From: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
To: Ruifeng Wang <Ruifeng.Wang@arm.com>
Cc: Omkar Maslekar <omkar.maslekar@intel.com>,
	"dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>,
	"ciara.loftus@intel.com" <ciara.loftus@intel.com>,
	"drc@linux.vnet.ibm.com" <drc@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	"jerinj@marvell.com" <jerinj@marvell.com>,
	Honnappa Nagarahalli <Honnappa.Nagarahalli@arm.com>,
	nd <nd@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] eal: add cache-line demote support
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:20:15 +0100
Message-ID: <20201013162015.GF1496@bricha3-MOBL.ger.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <HE1PR0802MB234538D6A7FD6A76586EC8849E040@HE1PR0802MB2345.eurprd08.prod.outlook.com>

On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 02:59:24AM +0000, Ruifeng Wang wrote:
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Omkar Maslekar <omkar.maslekar@intel.com>
> > Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 6:20 PM
> > To: dev@dpdk.org
> > Cc: bruce.richardson@intel.com; ciara.loftus@intel.com;
> > omkar.maslekar@intel.com; drc@linux.vnet.ibm.com; jerinj@marvell.com;
> > Ruifeng Wang <Ruifeng.Wang@arm.com>; Honnappa Nagarahalli
> > <Honnappa.Nagarahalli@arm.com>
> > Subject: [PATCH v6] eal: add cache-line demote support
> > 
> > rte_cldemote is similar to a prefetch hint - in reverse. cldemote(addr)
> > enables software to hint to hardware that line is likely to be shared.
> > Useful in core-to-core communications where cache-line is likely to be
> > shared. ARM and PPC implementation is provided with NOP and can be
> > added if any equivalent instructions could be used for implementation on
> > those architectures.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Omkar Maslekar <omkar.maslekar@intel.com>
> > Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
> > 
> > ---
> > v6: marked rte_cldemote as experimental
> >     added rte_cldemote call in existing app/test_prefetch.c
> > 
> > v5: documentation updated
> >     fixed formatting issue in release notes
> >     added Acked-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
> > *
> > v4: updated bold text for title and fixed margin in release notes
> > *
> > v3: fixed warning regarding whitespace
> > *
> > v2: documentation updated
> > ---
> > ---
<snip>
> 
> > +/**
> > + * Demote a cache line to a more distant level of cache from the processor.
> > + *
> > + * CLDEMOTE hints to hardware to move (demote) a cache line from the
> > +closest to
> > + * the processor to a level more distant from the processor. It is a
> > +hint and
> > + * not guarantee. rte_cldemote is intended to move the cache line to
> > +the more
> > + * remote cache, where it expects sharing to be efficient and to
> > +indicate that a
> > + * line may be accessed by a different core in the future.
> > + *
> > + * @param p
> > + *   Address to demote
> > + */
> > +static inline void
> > +__rte_experimental
> 
> 1. Experimental tag is only needed in this file. Tags at other places can be removed.

I'm not sure that is the case. The generic file is used when preparing the
docs, so the experimental tag needs to go there for the docs, but when
actually using the function in compiled code the "generic" version is
unused. Therefore we need the experimental tag there to trigger a build
warning about using the function if the appropriate ALLOW_EXPERIMENTAL_APIS
flag is not set.

/Bruce

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-13 16:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-10  1:16 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] EAL: An addition of cache line demote (CLDEMOTE) in rte_prefetch.h Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-10  1:16 ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-10  8:55   ` Bruce Richardson
2020-09-10 23:30     ` Maslekar, Omkar
2020-09-10 22:04   ` David Christensen
2020-09-11 16:51 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-11 16:51   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-11 21:22 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-11 21:22   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-22  1:59 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] eal: add cache-line demote support Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-22  1:59   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-09-22  8:28     ` Bruce Richardson
2020-09-22 21:53       ` Maslekar, Omkar
2020-10-01  0:28 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5] " Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-01  0:28   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-08  7:09     ` David Marchand
2020-10-08  9:02       ` Bruce Richardson
2020-10-12  9:41         ` David Marchand
2020-10-08 13:12     ` Jerin Jacob
2020-10-12 10:19 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6] " Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-12 10:19   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-12 19:31     ` David Christensen
2020-10-13  2:59     ` Ruifeng Wang
2020-10-13 16:20       ` Bruce Richardson [this message]
2020-10-14  1:55         ` Ruifeng Wang
2020-10-14  7:14         ` David Marchand
2020-10-14  7:51           ` Ruifeng Wang
2020-10-13  9:43 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7] " Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-13  9:43   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-14  7:24     ` Ruifeng Wang
2020-10-15  8:01     ` David Marchand
2020-10-15 14:41       ` Maslekar, Omkar
2020-10-15 20:32         ` David Marchand
2020-10-15 15:18 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8] " Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-15 15:18   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-15 23:20 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9] " Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-15 23:20   ` Omkar Maslekar
2020-10-16 12:14     ` David Marchand

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