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From: Jim Thompson <jim@netgate.com>
To: Olivier MATZ <olivier.matz@6wind.com>
Cc: dev@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 03/13] mbuf: add packet_type field
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:05:43 -0700
Message-ID: <FF410A1A-40E3-4D65-995F-E4B09A0389A5@netgate.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <540D903E.1060206@6wind.com>


> On Sep 8, 2014, at 4:17 AM, Olivier MATZ <olivier.matz@6wind.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Yerden,
> 
> On 09/08/2014 12:33 PM, Yerden Zhumabekov wrote:
>> 08.09.2014 16:17, Olivier MATZ пишет:
>>>> --- a/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf.h
>>>> +++ b/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf.h
>>>> @@ -146,7 +146,7 @@ struct rte_mbuf {
>>>> 	uint32_t reserved1;     /**< Unused field. Required for padding */
>>>> 
>>>> 	/* remaining bytes are set on RX when pulling packet from descriptor */
>>>> -	uint16_t reserved2;     /**< Unused field. Required for padding */
>>>> +	uint16_t packet_type;   /**< Type of packet, e.g. protocols used */
>>>> 	uint16_t data_len;      /**< Amount of data in segment buffer. */
>>>> 	uint32_t pkt_len;       /**< Total pkt len: sum of all segments. */
>>>> 	uint16_t l3_len:9;      /**< L3 (IP) Header Length. */
>>>> 
>>> This patch adds a new fields that nobody uses. So why should we add it ?
>> 
>> I would use it :)
>> It's useful to store the IP protocol number (UDP, TCP etc) and version
>> of IP (4, 6) and then relay packet to specific handler.
> 
> I'm not saying this field is useless. But even if it's useful
> for some applications like yours, it does not mean that it should go in
> the generic mbuf structure.
> 
> Also, for a new field, we should define who is in charge of filling it.
> Is is the driver? Does it mean that all drivers have to be modified to
> fill it? Or is it just a placeholder for applications? In this case,
> shouldn't we use application-specific metadata? In the other direction
> (TX), we would also need to define if this field must be filled by the
> application before transmitting a mbuf to a driver.


Funny, but these new fields (and extended mbuf) were prominent during the dpdk summit.

I think it’s going to be quite useful.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2014-09-09 15:00 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 [this message]
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
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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