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From: Ivan Malov <ivan.malov@oktetlabs.ru>
To: dev@dpdk.org
Cc: Ray Kinsella <mdr@ashroe.eu>, Jerin Jacob <jerinj@marvell.com>,
	Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>, Ori Kam <orika@nvidia.com>,
	Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>
Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/5] Negotiate the NIC's ability to deliver Rx metadata to the PMD
Date: Tue,  5 Oct 2021 02:50:02 +0300
Message-ID: <20211004235007.12293-1-ivan.malov@oktetlabs.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210923112012.14595-1-ivan.malov@oktetlabs.ru>

In 2019, commit [1] announced changes in DEV_RX_OFFLOAD namespace
intending to add new flags, RSS_HASH and FLOW_MARK. Since then,
only the former has been added. The issue has not been solved.
Applications still assume that metadata features always work
and do not need to be configured in advance.

The team behind net/sfc driver has given this problem more thought.
Conclusions that have been reached are as follows.

1. Not all kinds of metadata can be represented by device offload flags.
   For instance, having flag RSS_HASH is legitimate because the NIC is
   supposed to actually compute something when this feature is active.
   However, if similar flag existed for Rx mark, requesting it would
   not make the NIC actually compute anything. The HW needs external
   stimuli (flow rules) in order to set the mark in the first place.

2. As a consequence of (1), it is apparent that the user's ability to
   use Rx metadata features is complex and consists of multiple parts:
   a) the NIC's ability to conduct the flow actions (set metadata);
   b) the NIC's ability to deliver metadata (if set) to the PMD;
   c) the PMD's ability to provide metadata received from the
      NIC to the user by virtue of filling out mbuf fields.

3. Aspects (2-a) and (2-c) are already addressed by flow validate API
   and the procedure of dynamic mbuf field registration respectively,
   hence, the only problem which really needs a solution is (2-b).
  
Patch [1/5] of this series adds a generic API to let the application
negotiate the NIC's ability to deliver specific kinds of metadata to
the PMD. This API is supposed to be invoked during initialisation
period in order to let the PMD configure HW resources which might
be hard to (re-)configure in the adapter's started state without
causing traffic disruption and other unwanted consequences.

[1] c5b2e78d1172 ("doc: announce ethdev API changes in offload flags")

Changes in v2:
* [1/5] has review notes from Jerin Jacob applied and the ack from Ray Kinsella added
* [2/5] has minor adjustments incorporated to follow changes in [1/5]

Changes in v3:
* [1/5] through [5/5] have review notes from Andy Moreton applied (mostly rewording)
* [1/5] has the ack from Jerin Jacob added

Changes in v4:
* [1/5] has the API contract clarified to address concerns raised by Ori Kam
* [1/5] has the API name fixed to use term "metadata" instead of "meta"
* [1/5] has testpmd loglevel changed as per the note by Ajit Khaparde
* [1/5] has testpmd code revisited to take multi-process into account
* [2/5] through [5/5] have the corresponding adjustments incorporated

Ivan Malov (5):
  ethdev: negotiate delivery of packet metadata from HW to PMD
  net/sfc: support API to negotiate delivery of Rx metadata
  net/sfc: support flow mark delivery on EF100 native datapath
  common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag
  net/sfc: report user flag on EF100 native datapath

 app/test-flow-perf/main.c              | 21 ++++++++++
 app/test-pmd/testpmd.c                 | 37 ++++++++++++++++++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_11.rst |  9 +++++
 drivers/common/sfc_efx/base/ef10_rx.c  | 54 ++++++++++++++++----------
 drivers/common/sfc_efx/base/efx.h      |  4 ++
 drivers/common/sfc_efx/base/rhead_rx.c |  3 ++
 drivers/net/sfc/sfc.h                  |  2 +
 drivers/net/sfc/sfc_ef100_rx.c         | 19 +++++++++
 drivers/net/sfc/sfc_ethdev.c           | 29 ++++++++++++++
 drivers/net/sfc/sfc_flow.c             | 13 +++++++
 drivers/net/sfc/sfc_mae.c              | 22 ++++++++++-
 drivers/net/sfc/sfc_rx.c               |  6 +++
 lib/ethdev/ethdev_driver.h             | 22 +++++++++++
 lib/ethdev/rte_ethdev.c                | 25 ++++++++++++
 lib/ethdev/rte_ethdev.h                | 53 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
 lib/ethdev/rte_flow.h                  | 12 ++++++
 lib/ethdev/version.map                 |  3 ++
 17 files changed, 311 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)

-- 
2.20.1


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-10-04 23:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 97+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-02 14:23 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/5] A means to negotiate support for Rx meta information Ivan Malov
2021-09-02 14:23 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/5] ethdev: add API " Ivan Malov
2021-09-02 14:47   ` Jerin Jacob
2021-09-02 16:14   ` Kinsella, Ray
2021-09-03  9:34   ` Jerin Jacob
2021-09-02 14:23 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/5] net/sfc: provide API to negotiate supported Rx meta features Ivan Malov
2021-09-02 14:23 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/5] net/sfc: allow to use EF100 native datapath Rx mark in flows Ivan Malov
2021-09-02 14:23 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 4/5] common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag Ivan Malov
2021-09-02 14:23 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 5/5] net/sfc: allow to discern user flag on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-09-03  0:15 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/5] A means to negotiate support for Rx meta information Ivan Malov
2021-09-03  0:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/5] ethdev: add API " Ivan Malov
2021-09-03  0:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/5] net/sfc: provide API to negotiate supported Rx meta features Ivan Malov
2021-09-03  0:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/5] net/sfc: allow to use EF100 native datapath Rx mark in flows Ivan Malov
2021-09-03  0:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/5] common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag Ivan Malov
2021-09-03  0:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/5] net/sfc: allow to discern user flag on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-09-23 11:20 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/5] A means to negotiate delivery of Rx meta data Ivan Malov
2021-09-23 11:20   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/5] ethdev: add API " Ivan Malov
2021-09-30 14:59     ` Ori Kam
2021-09-30 15:07       ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-09-30 19:07       ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-01  6:50         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-03  7:42           ` Ori Kam
2021-10-03  9:30             ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-03 11:01               ` Ori Kam
2021-10-03 17:30                 ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-03 21:04                   ` Ori Kam
2021-10-03 23:50                     ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-04  6:56                       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-04 11:39                         ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-04 13:53                           ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-05  6:30                             ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05  7:27                               ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-05  8:17                                 ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05  8:38                                   ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-05  9:41                                     ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05 10:01                                       ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-05 10:10                                         ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05 11:11                                           ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-06  8:30                                             ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-06  8:38                                               ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-06  9:14                                                 ` Ori Kam
2021-09-30 21:48     ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-09-30 22:00       ` Ivan Malov
2021-09-30 22:12         ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-09-30 22:22           ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-03  7:05             ` Ori Kam
2021-09-23 11:20   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/5] net/sfc: support " Ivan Malov
2021-09-23 11:20   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/5] net/sfc: support flow mark delivery on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-09-23 11:20   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/5] common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag Ivan Malov
2021-09-23 11:20   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 5/5] net/sfc: report user flag on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-09-30 16:18   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/5] A means to negotiate delivery of Rx meta data Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-30 19:30     ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-01  6:47       ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01  8:11         ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-01  8:54           ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01  9:32             ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-01  9:41               ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01  8:55           ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-01  9:48             ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-01 10:15               ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-01 12:10                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-04  9:17                   ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-04 23:50   ` Ivan Malov [this message]
2021-10-04 23:50     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/5] ethdev: negotiate delivery of packet metadata from HW to PMD Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 12:03       ` Ori Kam
2021-10-05 12:50         ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 13:17           ` Andrew Rybchenko
2021-10-04 23:50     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/5] net/sfc: support API to negotiate delivery of Rx metadata Ivan Malov
2021-10-04 23:50     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/5] net/sfc: support flow mark delivery on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-04 23:50     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 4/5] common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag Ivan Malov
2021-10-04 23:50     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 5/5] net/sfc: report user flag on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 15:56   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/5] ethdev: negotiate the NIC's ability to deliver Rx metadata to the PMD Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 15:56     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/5] ethdev: negotiate delivery of packet metadata from HW to PMD Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 21:40       ` Ajit Khaparde
2021-10-06  6:04         ` Somnath Kotur
2021-10-06  6:10           ` Ori Kam
2021-10-06  7:22             ` Wisam Monther
2021-10-05 15:56     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/5] net/sfc: support API to negotiate delivery of Rx metadata Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 15:56     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/5] net/sfc: support flow mark delivery on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 15:56     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 4/5] common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag Ivan Malov
2021-10-05 15:56     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 5/5] net/sfc: report user flag on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 18:08       ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-10-12 19:39         ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:48         ` Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:38   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/5] ethdev: negotiate the NIC's ability to deliver Rx metadata to the PMD Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:38     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/5] ethdev: negotiate delivery of packet metadata from HW to PMD Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:38     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 2/5] net/sfc: support API to negotiate delivery of Rx metadata Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:38     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 3/5] net/sfc: support flow mark delivery on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:38     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 4/5] common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:38     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 5/5] net/sfc: report user flag on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:46   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 0/5] ethdev: negotiate the NIC's ability to deliver Rx metadata to the PMD Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:46     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/5] ethdev: negotiate delivery of packet metadata from HW to PMD Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:46     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 2/5] net/sfc: support API to negotiate delivery of Rx metadata Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:46     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 3/5] net/sfc: support flow mark delivery on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:46     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 4/5] common/sfc_efx/base: add RxQ flag to use Rx prefix user flag Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 19:46     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 5/5] net/sfc: report user flag on EF100 native datapath Ivan Malov
2021-10-12 23:25     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 0/5] ethdev: negotiate the NIC's ability to deliver Rx metadata to the PMD Ferruh Yigit

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