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From: "Xueming(Steven) Li" <xuemingl@nvidia.com>
To: Viacheslav Galaktionov <Viacheslav.Galaktionov@oktetlabs.ru>
Cc: Andrew Rybchenko <andrew.rybchenko@oktetlabs.ru>,
	Matan Azrad <matan@nvidia.com>,
	Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@nvidia.com>,
	Slava Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>,
	NBU-Contact-Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	"dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>,
	"stable@dpdk.org" <stable@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] ethdev: keep count of allocated and used representor ranges
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2021 02:50:32 +0000
Message-ID: <DM4PR12MB53739A305ECDDEE3BD8446A1A11C9@DM4PR12MB5373.namprd12.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6f3f6072c2ff6b1a10214392e41c18af@oktetlabs.ru>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Viacheslav Galaktionov <Viacheslav.Galaktionov@oktetlabs.ru>
> Sent: Saturday, July 3, 2021 6:01 PM
> To: Xueming(Steven) Li <xuemingl@nvidia.com>
> Cc: Andrew Rybchenko <andrew.rybchenko@oktetlabs.ru>; Matan Azrad <matan@nvidia.com>; Shahaf Shuler
> <shahafs@nvidia.com>; Slava Ovsiienko <viacheslavo@nvidia.com>; NBU-Contact-Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>;
> Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>; dev@dpdk.org; stable@dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] ethdev: keep count of allocated and used representor ranges
> 
> Hello!
> 
> On 2021-07-03 04:32, Xueming(Steven) Li wrote:
> >> +		if (i == n_entries)
> >> +			break;
> >>  	}
> >>  out:
> >> +	info->nb_ranges = i;
> >
> > Here info maybe NULL.
> 
> Good catch, thanks for noticing!
> 
> >> faf3bd901d..d2b27c351f 100644
> >> --- a/lib/ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
> >> +++ b/lib/ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
> >> @@ -4856,6 +4856,8 @@ struct rte_eth_representor_range {  struct
> >> rte_eth_representor_info {
> >>  	uint16_t controller; /**< Controller ID of caller device. */
> >>  	uint16_t pf; /**< Physical function ID of caller device. */
> >> +	uint32_t nb_ranges_alloc; /**< Size of the ranges array. */
> >> +	uint32_t nb_ranges; /**< Number of initialized ranges. */
> >
> > How about rte_eth_representor_info_get(info) return max ranges size if
> > info is NULL, return real initialized ranges if info not NULL?
> 
> I'm not sure how I feel about it. I think it'd be best if the function returned just one thing.
> 
> Moreover, there are drivers that don't have a fixed structure for representor IDs, e.g. net/sfc, where every range will contain a single
> ID. If a new representor range is created between invocations of this function, there probably should be a way for the caller to know
> about this.
> 
> Perhaps we should move the total number of representors to an out parameter and use the return value for the number of initialized
> ranges. What do you think about this?

No big difference, I'm ok with your original design.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-05  2:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-02 14:23 Andrew Rybchenko
2021-07-03  1:32 ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-07-03 10:01   ` Viacheslav Galaktionov
2021-07-05  2:50     ` Xueming(Steven) Li [this message]
2021-07-05 10:02 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Andrew Rybchenko
2021-07-05 11:07   ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-07-10  9:46     ` Thomas Monjalon

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