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From: Bing Zhao <bingz@nvidia.com>
To: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	Slava Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>,
	Matan Azrad <matan@nvidia.com>, Ori Kam <orika@nvidia.com>,
	Thomas Monjalon <tmonjalon@nvidia.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>, Raslan Darawsheh <rasland@nvidia.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] net/mlx5: add flow sync API
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 05:37:35 +0000
Message-ID: <CY4PR1201MB00726895AD45B579CACB29B1D0150@CY4PR1201MB0072.namprd12.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7b7d5f5b-be55-e5f4-9ef9-3628c2008b52@intel.com>

Hi Ferruh,
Thanks for your comments.
PSB

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2020 6:43 AM
> To: Slava Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>; Bing Zhao
> <bingz@nvidia.com>; Matan Azrad <matan@nvidia.com>; Ori Kam
> <orika@nvidia.com>
> Cc: dev@dpdk.org; Raslan Darawsheh <rasland@nvidia.com>
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] net/mlx5: add flow sync API
> 
> External email: Use caution opening links or attachments
> 
> 
> On 10/27/2020 3:42 PM, Slava Ovsiienko wrote:
> > Hi, Bing
> >
> > Release notes / mlx5 features documentation update?
> > Beside this:
> > Acked-by: Viacheslav Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Bing Zhao <bingz@nvidia.com>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 16:47
> >> To: Slava Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>; Matan Azrad
> >> <matan@nvidia.com>; Ori Kam <orika@nvidia.com>
> >> Cc: dev@dpdk.org; Raslan Darawsheh <rasland@nvidia.com>
> >> Subject: [PATCH v2 2/2] net/mlx5: add flow sync API
> >>
> >> When creating a flow, the rule itself might not take effort
> >> immediately once the function call returns with success. It would
> >> take some time to let the steering synchronize with the hardware.
> >>
> >> If the application wants the packet to be sent to hit the flow
> after
> >> it is created, this flow sync API can be used to clear the
> steering
> >> HW cache to enforce next packet hits the latest rules.
> >>
> >> For TX, usually the NIC TX domain and/or the FDB domain should be
> >> synchronized depends in which domain the flow is created.
> >>
> >> The application could also try to synchronize the NIC RX and/or
> the
> >> FDB domain for the ingress packets.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Bing Zhao <bingz@nvidia.com>
> >> Acked-by: Ori Kam <orika@nvidia.com>
> 
> <...>
> 
> >> @@ -8169,3 +8179,17 @@ int mlx5_alloc_tunnel_hub(struct
> >> mlx5_dev_ctx_shared *sh)
> >>              mlx5_free(thub);
> >>      return err;
> >>   }
> >> +
> >> +int rte_pmd_mlx5_sync_flow(uint16_t port_id, uint32_t domains) {
> >> +    struct rte_eth_dev *dev = &rte_eth_devices[port_id];
> >> +    const struct mlx5_flow_driver_ops *fops;
> >> +    int ret;
> >> +    struct rte_flow_attr attr = { .transfer = 0 };
> >> +
> >> +    fops = flow_get_drv_ops(flow_get_drv_type(dev, &attr));
> >> +    ret = fops->sync_domain(dev, domains,
> >> MLX5DV_DR_DOMAIN_SYNC_FLAGS_HW);
> >> +    if (ret > 0)
> >> +            ret = -ret;
> >> +    return ret;
> >> +}
> 
> This is causing build error in the travis [1], I guess this is
> related to the rdma-core version, is the
> 'MLX5DV_DR_DOMAIN_SYNC_FLAGS_HW' check required in the header like
> other usages?
> 
> Also 'MLX5DV_' macros seems used in 'mlx5_flow_dv.c', is it expected
> to use it in this file? (just high-level observation, no idea on
> details.)

I send a fix for this already yesterday, and the issue should be solved.
That fix could be squashed.
http://patches.dpdk.org/patch/82652/

> 
> [1]
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> 
> 
> 
> btw, I just recognized that the patch acked with exception, is the
> documentation requested above (with ack) provided?

This is a quite simple internal API. The usage and the information are listed in the API doxygen comments.
Do I need to list it in the doc?

Thanks

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-30  5:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-09 15:01 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Bing Zhao
2020-10-11 14:03 ` Ori Kam
2020-10-27 14:46 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] common/mlx5: add glue function for domain sync Bing Zhao
2020-10-27 14:46   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] net/mlx5: add flow sync API Bing Zhao
2020-10-27 15:42     ` Slava Ovsiienko
2020-10-29 22:43       ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-10-30  5:37         ` Bing Zhao [this message]
2020-10-30  8:59           ` Ferruh Yigit
2020-10-27 15:41   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] common/mlx5: add glue function for domain sync Slava Ovsiienko
2020-10-27 22:30   ` Raslan Darawsheh

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