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From: "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
To: Neil Horman <nhorman@tuxdriver.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/5] testpmd: Change rxfreet default to 32
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:03:20 +0000
Message-ID: <59AF69C657FD0841A61C55336867B5B03440521B@IRSMSX103.ger.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20140923170231.GC12884@hmsreliant.think-freely.org>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Horman [mailto:nhorman@tuxdriver.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:03 PM
> To: Richardson, Bruce
> Cc: dev@dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/5] testpmd: Change rxfreet default to 32
> 
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:08:15PM +0100, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> > To improve performance by using bulk alloc or vectored RX routines, we
> > need to set rx free threshold (rxfreet) value to 32, so make this the
> > testpmd default.
> >
> > Thirty-two is the minimum setting needed to enable either the
> > bulk alloc or vector RX routines inside the ixgbe driver, so it's
> > best made the default for that reason. Please see
> > "check_rx_burst_bulk_alloc_preconditions()" in ixgbe_rxtx.c, and
> > RX function assignment logic in "ixgbe_dev_rx_queue_setup()" in
> > the same file.
> >
> > The difference in IO performance for testpmd when called without any
> > optional parameters, and using 10G NICs using the ixgbe driver, can be
> > significant - approx 25% or more.
> >
> > Updates in V2:
> > * Updated commit message with additional details
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
> > ---
> >  app/test-pmd/testpmd.c | 4 +++-
> >  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
> > index 9f6cdc4..f76406f 100644
> > --- a/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
> > +++ b/app/test-pmd/testpmd.c
> > @@ -225,7 +225,9 @@ struct rte_eth_thresh tx_thresh = {
> >  /*
> >   * Configurable value of RX free threshold.
> >   */
> > -uint16_t rx_free_thresh = 0; /* Immediately free RX descriptors by default. */
> > +uint16_t rx_free_thresh = 32; /* Refill RX descriptors once every 32 packets,
> > +		This setting is needed for ixgbe to enable bulk alloc or vector
> > +		receive functionality. */
> 
> I thought we were talking about making this a pmd private selectable item, or
> allowing a reserved "let the pmd decide" setting.  Or are we saving that for a
> later time?
> 

Yes, we are looking at that - and hopefully we can also get a patch for that in for our next release. However, I've left this patch in just in case that doesn't actually happen, as the performance improvements for 10G are just too good to leave aside for the sake of a 1-line change. Ideally, I'd like this go to in, and then be replaced by a "proper" fix.

/Bruce

> Neil
> 
> >
> >  /*
> >   * Configurable value of RX drop enable.
> > --
> > 1.9.3
> >
> >

  reply	other threads:[~2014-09-24  8:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-17 10:01 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/5] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 3 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/5] mbuf: ensure next pointer is set to null on free Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/5] ixgbe: add prefetch to improve slow-path tx perf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 15:21   ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 15:35     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-17 17:59       ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 13:36         ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-18 15:29           ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 15:42             ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-18 17:56               ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 3/5] testpmd: Change rxfreet default to 32 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 15:29   ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 15:53     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-18 17:13       ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-09-18 18:08         ` Neil Horman
2014-09-19  9:18           ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-19 10:24             ` Neil Horman
2014-09-19 10:28               ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-19 15:18                 ` Neil Horman
2014-09-18 18:03       ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 4/5] mbuf: add userdata pointer field Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 15:35   ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 16:02     ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-09-17 18:29       ` Neil Horman
2014-09-17 10:01 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 5/5] mbuf: Add in second vlan tag field to mbuf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-17 20:46   ` Stephen Hemminger
2014-09-23 11:08 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/5] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 3 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/5] mbuf: ensure next pointer is set to null on free Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/5] ixgbe: add prefetch to improve slow-path tx perf Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/5] testpmd: Change rxfreet default to 32 Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 17:02     ` Neil Horman
2014-09-24  9:03       ` Richardson, Bruce [this message]
2014-09-24 10:05         ` Neil Horman
2014-11-07 12:30         ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-11-07 13:49           ` Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/5] mbuf: add userdata pointer field Bruce Richardson
2014-09-23 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/5] mbuf: switch vlan_tci and reserved2 fields Bruce Richardson
2014-09-29 15:58   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/5] Mbuf Structure Rework, part 3 De Lara Guarch, Pablo
2014-10-08 12:31     ` Thomas Monjalon

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