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From: Alexander Kozyrev <akozyrev@nvidia.com>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: rasland@nvidia.com, matan@nvidia.com, viacheslavo@nvidia.com
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] net/mlx5: improve vMPRQ descriptors allocation locality
Date: Sun,  8 Nov 2020 04:23:57 +0000
Message-ID: <20201108042357.28542-1-akozyrev@nvidia.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201106000442.26059-1-akozyrev@nvidia.com>

There is a performance penalty for the replenish scheme
used in vectorized Rx burst for both MPRQ and SPRQ.
Mbuf elements are being filled at the end of the mbufs
array and being replenished at the beginning. That leads
to an increase in cache misses and the performance drop.
The more Rx descriptors are used the worse the situation.

Change the allocation scheme for vectorized MPRQ Rx burst:
allocate new mbufs only when consumed mbufs are almost
depleted (always have one burst gap between allocated and
consumed indices). Keeping a small number of mbufs allocated
improves cache locality and improves performance a lot.

Unfortunately, this approach cannot be applied to SPRQ Rx
burst routine. In MPRQ Rx burst we simply copy packets from
external MPRQ buffers or attach these buffers to mbufs.
In SPRQ Rx burst we allow the NIC to fill mbufs for us.
Hence keeping a small number of allocated mbufs will limit
NIC ability to fill as many buffers as possible. This fact
offsets the advantage of better cache locality.

Fixes: 0f20acbf5e ("net/mlx5: implement vectorized MPRQ burst")

Signed-off-by: Alexander Kozyrev <akozyrev@nvidia.com>
v1: https://patchwork.dpdk.org/patch/83779/
v2: fixed assertion for the number of mbufs to replenish

 drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_rxtx_vec.c | 11 ++++++-----
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_rxtx_vec.c b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_rxtx_vec.c
index 469ea8401d..68c51dce31 100644
--- a/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_rxtx_vec.c
+++ b/drivers/net/mlx5/mlx5_rxtx_vec.c
@@ -145,16 +145,17 @@ mlx5_rx_mprq_replenish_bulk_mbuf(struct mlx5_rxq_data *rxq)
 	const uint32_t strd_n = 1 << rxq->strd_num_n;
 	const uint32_t elts_n = wqe_n * strd_n;
 	const uint32_t wqe_mask = elts_n - 1;
-	uint32_t n = elts_n - (rxq->elts_ci - rxq->rq_pi);
+	uint32_t n = rxq->elts_ci - rxq->rq_pi;
 	uint32_t elts_idx = rxq->elts_ci & wqe_mask;
 	struct rte_mbuf **elts = &(*rxq->elts)[elts_idx];
-	/* Not to cross queue end. */
-	if (n >= rxq->rq_repl_thresh) {
+	if (n <= rxq->rq_repl_thresh) {
+			    MLX5_VPMD_RXQ_RPLNSH_THRESH(elts_n));
-		n = RTE_MIN(n, elts_n - elts_idx);
+		/* Not to cross queue end. */
+		n = RTE_MIN(n + MLX5_VPMD_RX_MAX_BURST, elts_n - elts_idx);
 		if (rte_mempool_get_bulk(rxq->mp, (void *)elts, n) < 0) {
 			rxq->stats.rx_nombuf += n;

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-08  4:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-06  0:04 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Alexander Kozyrev
2020-11-08  4:23 ` Alexander Kozyrev [this message]
2020-11-10 16:30   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Slava Ovsiienko
2020-11-13 17:58     ` Thomas Monjalon

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