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From: "Burakov, Anatoly" <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>
To: David Hunt <david.hunt@intel.com>, dev@dpdk.org
Cc: stable@dpdk.org
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/6] power: fix make build for power apps
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 17:30:37 +0000
Message-ID: <ada6eee1-7d31-430b-57cd-b8a938237078@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <fd99f799-0562-252d-a7cb-d96bc7de4d3a@intel.com>

On 13-Jan-21 1:25 PM, David Hunt wrote:
> 
> On 13/1/2021 11:18 AM, Burakov, Anatoly wrote:
>> On 13-Jan-21 11:14 AM, David Hunt wrote:
>>> Hi Anatoly,
>>>
>>> On 13/1/2021 11:08 AM, Burakov, Anatoly wrote:
>>>> On 08-Jan-21 2:30 PM, David Hunt wrote:
>>>>> The power example applications that uses the virtio-serial method of
>>>>> communication cannot currently be built with make, and can only be 
>>>>> built
>>>>> using meson/ninja.
>>>>>
>>>>> The guest channel message definitions and functions in guest_channel.h
>>>>> are needed by applications and need to be made public.
>>>>>
>>>>> This worked pre-20.11, but now with all the meson/ninja changes, 
>>>>> making
>>>>> these apps externally no longer works. To fix, we need to move the 
>>>>> header
>>>>> file with the API definitions for the channel commands public, and 
>>>>> rename
>>>>> the functions accordingly.
>>>>>
>>>>> The main change is to rename channel_commands.h to
>>>>> rte_power_guest_channel.h so that it gets picked up by the 
>>>>> installer and
>>>>> copied to /usr/local/include. Other changes include renaming 
>>>>> #defines to
>>>>> have RTE_ at the beginning instead of CPU_. Finally we refactor the 
>>>>> code
>>>>> to work with those changes.
>>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> v2 changes
>>>>>    - re-worked from monolithic patch to a 6 patch patchset for 
>>>>> easier review
>>>>>
>>>>> [PATCH v2 1/6] power: create guest channel public header file
>>>>> [PATCH v2 2/6] power: make channel msg functions public
>>>>> [PATCH v2 3/6] power: rename public structs
>>>>> [PATCH v2 4/6] power: rename defines
>>>>> [PATCH v2 5/6] power: add new header file to export list
>>>>> [PATCH v2 6/6] power: clean up includes
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Just a general question: wouldn't it be better to move this stuff 
>>>> entirely into sample app and not bother with keeping it in the 
>>>> library? There is precedent - ethtool app has a "library" and an 
>>>> "application" part, i think you should be able to move it out of the 
>>>> library and into the sample app entirely without too much trouble, 
>>>> as code looks to be fairly self-contained.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Agreed, that's a great idea. I could have a common lib under 
>>> examples/vm_power_manager, then two apps, vm_power_manager and 
>>> guest_cli. That would keep everything nicely local, and not expose 
>>> the channel API publicly. The only reason we were making it public 
>>> was to allow "make" to work, so that's not a good enought reason, 
>>> tbh. I'll throw a prototype together today.
>>
>> Yep, IIRC Make works perfectly fine with ethtool, so i don't see why 
>> it wouldn't work for your sample app as well. Thanks!
> 
> 
> Hi Anatoly,
> 
> OK, so I was investigating this, and have come across a blocker on this 
> method.
> 
> There are three methods for managing frequency, acpi, pstate and vm. 
> It's the third method that's causing the problem with moving the channel 
> functionality out into a sample library alongside vm_power_manger. VM's 
> can call channel functions in the power library to affect frequency for 
> their cores, and these functions use api function calls and several 
> structures and #defines in their code, which is currently part of the 
> power management library. These function declarations, structs and 
> #defines ere needed in both the examples lib/apps and the power library 
> itself, and the prototype changes I made ended up looking very much like 
> the patch set that's already on the mailing list.
> 
> So, while I would have liked to have a solution along the lines of what 
> you've proposed, it's not possible based on the dependencies on common 
> structues and #defines.
> 
> Thanks for the suggestion, though.
> 
> Rgds,
> Dave.
> 

OK, i guess we can live with that. I wonder if there's another way to do 
this, but since i can't think of anything that doesn't involve serious 
API/ABI breakages, this is OK IMO.

-- 
Thanks,
Anatoly

      reply	other threads:[~2021-01-13 17:30 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 69+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-17 11:36 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1] " David Hunt
2021-01-08 14:30 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/6] " David Hunt
2021-01-08 14:30   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/6] power: create guest channel public header file David Hunt
2021-01-20 13:55     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/6] power: fix make build for power apps David Hunt
2021-01-20 13:55       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/6] power: create guest channel public header file David Hunt
2021-01-20 15:09         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 15:12           ` David Hunt
2021-01-21 17:21         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/6] power: fix make build for power apps David Hunt
2021-01-21 17:21           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/6] power: create guest channel public header file David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:21             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/6] power: fix make build for power apps David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:21               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/6] power: create guest channel public header file David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:21               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/6] power: make channel msg functions public David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:21               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/6] power: rename public structs David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:21               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 4/6] power: rename defines David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:21               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 5/6] power: add new header file to export list David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:21               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 6/6] power: clean up includes David Hunt
2021-01-29 10:30               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/6] power: fix make build for power apps Thomas Monjalon
2021-01-21 17:21           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/6] power: make channel msg functions public David Hunt
2021-01-22 12:12             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-02-22  9:53             ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] " Ferruh Yigit
2021-01-21 17:21           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/6] power: rename public structs David Hunt
2021-01-22 12:15             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-22 12:18               ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-22 12:18             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-28 22:57             ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] " Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-22  9:56             ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-01-21 17:21           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 4/6] power: rename defines David Hunt
2021-01-22 13:50             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-21 17:22           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 5/6] power: add new header file to export list David Hunt
2021-01-22 13:51             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-21 17:22           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 6/6] power: clean up includes David Hunt
2021-01-22 13:53             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-29 10:27           ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] [PATCH v4 0/6] power: fix make build for power apps Thomas Monjalon
2021-02-24 14:54           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] power: remove duplicated symbols from map file Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-25  9:11             ` David Marchand
2021-02-25 10:41               ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-25 10:44                 ` David Marchand
2021-02-25 10:54             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Ferruh Yigit
2021-02-25 14:38               ` David Marchand
2021-03-02 12:42                 ` David Marchand
2021-01-20 13:55       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/6] power: make channel msg functions public David Hunt
2021-01-20 14:26         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 15:08           ` David Hunt
2021-01-20 15:23             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 13:55       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/6] power: rename public structs David Hunt
2021-01-20 14:27         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 15:03           ` David Hunt
2021-01-20 13:55       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/6] power: rename defines David Hunt
2021-01-20 13:55       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 5/6] power: add new header file to export list David Hunt
2021-01-20 14:28         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 15:01           ` David Hunt
2021-01-20 15:17             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 15:08           ` Bruce Richardson
2021-01-20 15:18             ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 15:29               ` David Hunt
2021-01-20 15:43                 ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-20 13:55       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 6/6] power: clean up includes David Hunt
2021-01-08 14:30   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/6] power: make channel msg functions public David Hunt
2021-01-19 14:31     ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdk-stable] " Thomas Monjalon
2021-01-19 14:51       ` David Hunt
2021-01-08 14:30   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/6] power: rename public structs David Hunt
2021-01-08 14:30   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/6] power: rename defines David Hunt
2021-01-08 14:30   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/6] power: add new header file to export list David Hunt
2021-01-08 14:30   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 6/6] power: clean up includes David Hunt
2021-01-13 11:08   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/6] power: fix make build for power apps Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-13 11:14     ` David Hunt
2021-01-13 11:18       ` Burakov, Anatoly
2021-01-13 13:25         ` David Hunt
2021-01-13 17:30           ` Burakov, Anatoly [this message]

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