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From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
To: "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 07/13] mbuf: use macros only to access the mbuf metadata
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:01:37 +0200
Message-ID: <3536812.LpadffOgB2@xps13> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <59AF69C657FD0841A61C55336867B5B0343F2BD2@IRSMSX103.ger.corp.intel.com>

2014-09-17 10:31, Richardson, Bruce:
> > From: Ramia, Kannan Babu
> > 
> > I completely agree with Cristian here, instead of leaving to applications
> > where to place their meta data, we can provide a guidance by having this
> > field about placement of application meta while maintaining transparency
> > on the contents of application meta information.
> 
> My opinion on this is that this is better served via documentation or a
> comment in the code. The reason is that this approach is not going to be
> suitable for all applications. The mbuf headroom being used by the metadata
> is actually designed to be used for any additional headers to be added to
> the packet - though other things can obviously be stored in it too.
> Therefore the amount of metadata that can be stored in it will depend from
> application to application, as any apps doing e.g. tunnelling will need the
> headroom for tunnelling headers and may only be able to store a small
> amount of metadata - potentially none. For larger amounts of metadata - I
> would feel that anything over 64-bytes or so - I have proposed adding in a
> separate userdata pointer in the mbuf structure so that apps have the
> option of storing the metadata externally e.g. pointing to a flow table
> entry or similar. [Please see mbuf rework patch set 3 proposal]. Because of
> this, I think it's better to put in a comment in the code indicating that
> metadata can go in the headroom, document this properly - including caveats
> and limitations - in the documentation, and provide an example of doing
> such - something we already have in the packet framework.

I agree that replacing these markers by documentation give more accurate
informations and (bonus) is simpler.
When documentation will be embedded in the git repository, I'd like to see
a patch to document these mbuf usages.

> All that being said, and while I think this is a good patch, I don't feel
> too strongly about it. I'm happy enough if this particular patch does not
> get merged in for 1.8, as it's incidental to the overall mbuf changes.

I think also it's a good patch so I keep it.

-- 
Thomas

  reply	other threads:[~2014-09-17 13:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 62+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-03 15:49 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 00/13] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 2 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 01/13] mbuf: replace data pointer by an offset Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08  9:52   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-08  9:55     ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 02/13] mbuf: reorder fields by time of use Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 10:17   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 03/13] mbuf: add packet_type field Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 10:17   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-08 10:33     ` Yerden Zhumabekov
2014-09-08 11:17       ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-09  3:59         ` Zhang, Helin
     [not found]           ` <540EB428.9060706@6wind.com>
2014-09-09  8:45             ` Zhang, Helin
2014-09-09  9:47             ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-09 15:05         ` Jim Thompson
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 04/13] mbuf: expand ol_flags field to 64-bits Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 10:25   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-09  9:00     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 05/13] mbuf: introduce a flag to indicate a control mbuf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 11:53   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 06/13] mbuf: minor changes for readability Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 12:03   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 07/13] mbuf: use macros only to access the mbuf metadata Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 12:05   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-09  9:01     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-12 16:56       ` Dumitrescu, Cristian
2014-09-12 21:02         ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-16 20:07           ` Dumitrescu, Cristian
2014-09-16 22:06             ` Ramia, Kannan Babu
2014-09-17 10:31               ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-17 14:01                 ` Thomas Monjalon [this message]
2014-09-10 15:09     ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-10 15:31       ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 08/13] mbuf: add named points inside the mbuf structure Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 12:08   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 09/13] ixgbe: rework vector pmd following mbuf changes Bruce Richardson
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 10/13] mbuf: split mbuf across two cache lines Bruce Richardson
2014-09-08 12:10   ` Olivier MATZ
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 11/13] mbuf: move l2_len and l3_len to second cache line Bruce Richardson
2014-09-04  5:08   ` Yerden Zhumabekov
2014-09-04 10:27     ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-04 11:00       ` Yerden Zhumabekov
2014-09-04 11:55         ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 12/13] ixgbe: Fix perf regression due to moved pool ptr Bruce Richardson
2014-09-03 15:49 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 13/13] ixgbe: Improve slow-path perf: vector scattered RX Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 00/13] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 2 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 01/13] mbuf: replace data pointer by an offset Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 02/13] mbuf: reorder fields by time of use Bruce Richardson
2014-09-15  7:11     ` Liu, Jijiang
2014-09-15  8:19       ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 03/13] mbuf: expand ol_flags field to 64-bits Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 04/13] mbuf: introduce a flag to indicate a control mbuf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 05/13] mbuf: minor changes for readability Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 06/13] mbuf: use macros only to access the mbuf metadata Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 07/13] mbuf: move metadata macros to rte_port library Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 08/13] mbuf: add named points inside the mbuf structure Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 09/13] ixgbe: rework vector pmd following mbuf changes Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 10/13] mbuf: split mbuf across two cache lines Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 11/13] mbuf: move l2_len and l3_len to second cache line Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 12/13] ixgbe: Fix perf regression due to moved pool ptr Bruce Richardson
2014-09-15 16:20     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 " Bruce Richardson
2014-09-11 13:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 13/13] ixgbe: Improve slow-path perf: vector scattered RX Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 22:35   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 00/13] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 2 Thomas Monjalon

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