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* [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: add new prefetch0_write variant
@ 2020-09-11  9:19 Harry van Haaren
  2020-09-13 20:11 ` Pavan Nikhilesh Bhagavatula
  2020-09-14 15:10 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] eal: add new prefetch write variants Harry van Haaren
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 15+ messages in thread
From: Harry van Haaren @ 2020-09-11  9:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: dev; +Cc: Harry van Haaren

This commit adds a new rte_prefetch0_write() variant, suggests to the
compiler to use a prefetch instruction with intention to write. As a
compiler builtin, the compiler can choose based on compilation target
what the best implementation for this instruction is.

Signed-off-by: Harry van Haaren <harry.van.haaren@intel.com>

---

The integer constants passed to the builtin are not available as
a #define value, and doing #defines just for this write variant
does not seems a nice solution to me... particularly for those using
IDEs where any #define value is auto-hinted for code-completion.

---
 lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h b/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h
index 6e47bdfbad..44e2e9abfc 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h
@@ -51,4 +51,20 @@ static inline void rte_prefetch2(const volatile void *p);
  */
 static inline void rte_prefetch_non_temporal(const volatile void *p);
 
+/**
+ * Prefetch a cache line into all cache levels, with intention to write. This
+ * prefetch variant hints to the CPU that the program is expecting to write to
+ * the cache line being prefetched.
+ *
+ * @param p Address to prefetch
+ */
+static inline void rte_prefetch0_write(const void *p)
+{
+	/* 1 indicates intention to write, 3 sets target cache level to L1. See
+	 * GCC docs where these integer constants are described in more detail:
+	 *  https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Other-Builtins.html
+	 */
+	__builtin_prefetch(p, 1, 3);
+}
+
 #endif /* _RTE_PREFETCH_H_ */
-- 
2.17.1


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2020-09-13 20:11 ` Pavan Nikhilesh Bhagavatula
2020-09-14  8:12   ` Van Haaren, Harry
2020-09-14 10:39     ` Pavan Nikhilesh Bhagavatula
2020-09-14 15:10       ` Van Haaren, Harry
2020-09-14 15:10 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] eal: add new prefetch write variants Harry van Haaren
2020-10-08  7:42   ` David Marchand
2020-10-08  8:34     ` Van Haaren, Harry
2020-10-08  8:39       ` Van Haaren, Harry
2020-10-08  8:54   ` Jerin Jacob
2020-10-10 10:21   ` Ruifeng Wang
2020-10-15  8:18   ` David Marchand
2020-10-15  8:44     ` Van Haaren, Harry
2020-10-15 10:32   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " Harry van Haaren
2020-10-15 20:27     ` David Marchand

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