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From: Dharmik Thakkar <Dharmik.Thakkar@arm.com>
To: Juraj Linkeš <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech>
Cc: "thomas@monjalon.net" <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	"dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>,
	Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>,
	Jerin Jacob <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>, nd <nd@arm.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] build: find max lcore programmatically
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 13:28:42 +0000
Message-ID: <65CE43EB-85BA-48A6-8015-5153DC799B17@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <b5ca8af9b47642a691b5e11913ec3900@pantheon.tech>



> On Oct 14, 2020, at 1:53 AM, Juraj Linkeš <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech> wrote:
> 
> Hi Dharmik,
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dharmik Thakkar <Dharmik.Thakkar@arm.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:15 PM
>> To: Juraj Linkeš <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech>
>> Cc: thomas@monjalon.net; dev@dpdk.org; Stephen Hemminger
>> <stephen@networkplumber.org>; Jerin Jacob <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>; nd
>> <nd@arm.com>
>> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] build: find max lcore programmatically
>> 
>> Hi Juraj,
>> 
>>> On Oct 13, 2020, at 9:58 AM, Juraj Linkeš <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I believe we're going to drop this patch series in favor of
>> http://patches.dpdk.org/project/dpdk/list/?series=12923.
>> 
>> I can see you have included this feature in your series. Thank you!
>> What are your thoughts on the other patch [1]? Do you plan on including that as
>> well in your series?
>> 
>> [1] 	[1/2] config/arm: avoid variable reuse
>> https://patches.dpdk.org/patch/75946/
>> 
> 
> I believe the general idea of your patch is alredy part of my patch series in this patch: http://patches.dpdk.org/patch/80572/

Great, thank you! I will drop these patches.

> 
>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:32 PM
>>>> To: Dharmik Thakkar <Dharmik.Thakkar@arm.com>
>>>> Cc: Juraj Linkeš <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech>; dev@dpdk.org; Stephen
>>>> Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>; Jerin Jacob
>>>> <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>; nd <nd@arm.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] build: find max lcore
>>>> programmatically
>>>> 
>>>> Please, what is the conclusion here?
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 18/09/2020 07:47, Dharmik Thakkar:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Sep 17, 2020, at 4:56 AM, Juraj Linkeš
>>>>>> <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>> From: Dharmik Thakkar <Dharmik.Thakkar@arm.com>
>>>>>>> Sent: Friday, September 4, 2020 7:44 AM
>>>>>>> To: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
>>>>>>> Cc: Juraj Linkeš <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech>; Jerin Jacob
>>>>>>> <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>; thomas@monjalon.net; dpdk-dev
>>>>>>> <dev@dpdk.org>; nd <nd@arm.com>
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] build: find max lcore
>>>>>>> programmatically
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Sep 3, 2020, at 5:52 PM, Stephen Hemminger
>>>>>>> <stephen@networkplumber.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Thu, 3 Sep 2020 06:20:17 +0000 Juraj Linkeš
>>>>>>>> <juraj.linkes@pantheon.tech> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>>> From: dev <dev-bounces@dpdk.org> On Behalf Of Dharmik Thakkar
>>>>>>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:56 AM
>>>>>>>>>> To: Jerin Jacob <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>> Cc: thomas@monjalon.net; dpdk-dev <dev@dpdk.org>; nd
>>>>>>>>>> <nd@arm.com>
>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] build: find max lcore
>>>>>>>>>> programmatically
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> On Aug 25, 2020, at 11:47 PM, Jerin Jacob
>>>>>>>>>>> <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 2:44 AM Dharmik Thakkar
>>>>>>>>>> <dharmik.thakkar@arm.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> For Arm, RTE_MAX_LCORE is hard-coded into the config. It
>>>>>>>>>>>> leads to incorrect RTE_MAX_LCORE when machines have same
>>>> Implemener
>>>>>>>>>>>> and part number but different number of CPUs.
>>>>>>>>>>>> For x86, RTE_MAX_LCORE is always set to 128 (using the value
>>>>>>>>>>>> set in
>>>>>>>>>>>> meson_options.txt)
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> Use python script to find max lcore when using native build
>>>>>>>>>>>> to correctly set RTE_MAX_LCORE.
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> We may need to build on the native arm64 machine and use it on
>>>>>>>>>>> another
>>>>>>>>>>> arm64 machine(Just like x86).
>>>>>>>>>>> So I think, at least for default config(which will be used by
>>>>>>>>>>> distribution) to support max
>>>>>>>>>>> lcores as fixed. I am not sure this patch changes those
>>>>>>>>>>> aspects or not? Please check.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> This patch does *not* affect ‘default’ build type and cross-
>> compilation.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Dharmik Thakkar <dharmik.thakkar@arm.com>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Reviewed-by: Ruifeng Wang <ruifeng.wang@arm.com>
>>>>>>>>>>>> ---
>>>>>>>>>>>> config/get_max_lcores.py | 13 +++++++++++++
>>>>>>>>>>>> config/meson.build       | 13 ++++++++++++-
>>>>>>>>>>>> 2 files changed, 25 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) create mode
>>>>>>>>>>>> 100755 config/get_max_lcores.py
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> diff --git a/config/get_max_lcores.py
>>>>>>>>>>>> b/config/get_max_lcores.py new file mode 100755 index
>>>>>>>>>>>> 000000000000..ebf1c7efdadd
>>>>>>>>>>>> --- /dev/null
>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ b/config/get_max_lcores.py
>>>>>>>>>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,13 @@
>>>>>>>>>>>> +#!/usr/bin/python3
>>>>>>>>>>>> +# SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause # Copyright(c) 2020
>>>>>>>>>>>> +Arm Limited
>>>>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>>>>> +import os
>>>>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>>>>> +max_lcores = []
>>>>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>>>>> +nCPU = os.cpu_count()
>>>>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>>>>> +max_lcores.append(str(nCPU & 0xFFF))             # Number of CPUs
>>>>>>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>>>>>>> +print(' '.join(max_lcores))
>>>>>>>>>>>> diff --git a/config/meson.build b/config/meson.build index
>>>>>>>>>>>> 6996e5cbeaa5..80c05bc15d2f 100644
>>>>>>>>>>>> --- a/config/meson.build
>>>>>>>>>>>> +++ b/config/meson.build
>>>>>>>>>>>> @@ -237,11 +237,22 @@ else # for 32-bit we need smaller
>>>>>>>>>>>> reserved memory
>>>>>>>>>> areas
>>>>>>>>>>>>    dpdk_conf.set('RTE_MAX_MEM_MB', 2048) endif
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> -
>>>>>>>>>>>> compile_time_cpuflags = []
>>>>>>>>>>>> subdir(arch_subdir)
>>>>>>>>>>>> dpdk_conf.set('RTE_COMPILE_TIME_CPUFLAGS',
>>>>>>>>>>>> ','.join(compile_time_cpuflags))
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> +# set max lcores
>>>>>>>>>>>> +if machine != 'default' and not meson.is_cross_build()
>>>>>>>>>>>> +       # The script returns max lcores
>>>>>>>>>>>> +       params = files('get_max_lcores.py')
>>>>>>>>>>>> +       cmd_out = run_command(params)
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Have you considered running just a shell command, such as "nproc --
>> all"?
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Is this really a good idea?
>>>>>>>> For real distributions and NFV products, the build and runtime
>>>>>>>> environment will usually be different even if on same CPU architecture.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> In many cases there maybe a huge build machine (128 CPU) or in a
>>>>>>>> container (reported as single cpu) even if not doing cross build.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> That’s a great point, Stephen. IMO, this patch is useful when
>>>>>>> building and running natively.
>>>>>>> For all other purposes (like the ones you mentioned), do you think
>>>>>>> it is a good idea to set RTE_MAX_LCORE using -Dmax_lcores?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> We should only use this native builds, as that would be consistent
>>>>>> with the
>>>> current meson build philosophy of "meson figuring as much as possible
>>>> on its own". Any build other than native implies the user wants to
>>>> deviate from the build machine.
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> The MIDR value-based probing doesn’t quite work well for Arm IP
>>>>> (currently
>>>> being discussed on this patch: https://patches.dpdk.org/patch/76981/).
>>>>> 
>>>>>> One way to do this automatic core count is when max_lcores=0 (0
>>>>>> would
>>>> have the special meaning of "figure core count automatically"). We
>>>> can set that as default in meson_option.txt and then users will have
>>>> the ability to set it to whatever they want, even for native builds. What do
>> you think?
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Yes, agreed.
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Currently the -Dmax_lcores option doesn't work for arm builds (the
>>>>>> value of
>>>> RTE_MAX_LCORE is overwritten in config/arm/meson.build). I believe
>>>> the patch tries to address this, but still, we need to be mindful of that.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Juraj


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Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-25 21:13 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] config/arm: avoid variable reuse Dharmik Thakkar
2020-08-25 21:13 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] build: find max lcore programmatically Dharmik Thakkar
2020-08-26  4:47   ` Jerin Jacob
2020-08-26  4:55     ` Dharmik Thakkar
2020-09-03  6:20       ` Juraj Linkeš
2020-09-03 22:52         ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-09-04  5:43           ` Dharmik Thakkar
2020-09-17  9:56             ` Juraj Linkeš
2020-09-18  5:47               ` Dharmik Thakkar
2020-10-13 14:31                 ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-10-13 14:58                   ` Juraj Linkeš
2020-10-13 15:14                     ` Dharmik Thakkar
2020-10-14  6:53                       ` Juraj Linkeš
2020-10-14 13:28                         ` Dharmik Thakkar [this message]
2020-09-04  5:26         ` Dharmik Thakkar
2020-09-17  9:33 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] config/arm: avoid variable reuse Juraj Linkeš
2020-09-18  5:26   ` Dharmik Thakkar
2020-09-18  8:40     ` Juraj Linkeš

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