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From: "Kinsella, Ray" <mdr@ashroe.eu>
To: Gaëtan Rivet <grive@u256.net>,
	Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	"Xueming(Steven) Li" <xuemingl@nvidia.com>
Cc: Gaetan Rivet <gaetanr@nvidia.com>,
	dev@dpdk.org, Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>,
	David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/5] eal: enable global device syntax by default
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 13:35:47 +0100
Message-ID: <aff54b1d-9dc7-35b2-ca86-38475592eef5@ashroe.eu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <86ec65b0-e4c6-46cd-a5f3-77a5d9947da0@www.fastmail.com>



On 23/04/2021 12:39, Gaëtan Rivet wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 23, 2021, at 13:06, Kinsella, Ray wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 14/04/2021 20:49, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
>>> 13/04/2021 05:14, Xueming Li:
>>>> Xueming Li (5):
>>>>   devargs: unify scratch buffer storage
>>>>   devargs: fix memory leak on parsing error
>>>>   kvargs: add get by key function
>>>>   bus: add device arguments name parsing API
>>>>   devargs: parse global device syntax
>>>
>>> The patch 4 adds a new callback in rte_bus.
>>> I thought about it during the whole day and I don't see any good way
>>> to merge it without breaking the ABI compatibility.
>>>
>>> Only first 3 patches are applied for now, thanks.
>>>
>>
>> I took a look, I don't immediately see the concern.
>>
>> The new entry is at the end of the memory structure.
>> The call back is internal and hidden behind the symbol rte_devargs_layers_parse.
>>
>> So will only be trigger by a rte_devargs_layers_parse of the same 
>> version of DPDK that introduce the new callback.
>>
>> Should be fine?
>>
> 
> It might have been an issue IMO with a structure exposed as an array, i.e. rte_eth_devices[].
> But I thought this kind of ABI break was the kind that would be accepted between two LTS.

Very much depends on how it is done. 
New fields are ok in some circumstances, at first glance I thought one is ok. 
 
> The only potential risk is in using a new version librte_eal.so with an older librte_bus_xxx.so

We don't account for or consider that, that would be an irrational environmnet. 

> But I think it is fair to expect installations to be internally consistent.
> 
> Maybe we could have a runtime warning when loading mismatched versions

Nope - that would be insanely complex. 

> (if there isn't one already) -- each librte_*.so could have an internal version stamp and alignment could
> be checked through a constructor in each lib?
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-23 12:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 126+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-18 15:16 [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/9] support global syntax Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 1/9] devargs: fix data buffer storage type Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/7] eal: support global syntax Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 1/7] devargs: fix data buffer storage type Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 2/7] devargs: fix memory leak on parsing error Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 3/7] devargs: fix memory leak in legacy parser Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 4/7] devargs: fix buffer data memory leak Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 5/7] kvargs: add get by key function Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 6/7] devargs: support new global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-01-08 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 7/7] bus/pci: add new global device syntax support Xueming Li
2021-01-08 15:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 0/2] mlx5: support global syntax Xueming Li
2021-01-08 15:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 1/2] common/mlx5: support device " Xueming Li
2021-01-08 15:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v1 2/2] net/mlx5: support new " Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/9] net/mlx5: support SubFunction representor Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/9] common/mlx5: update representor name parsing Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/9] net/mlx5: support representor of sub function Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/9] net/mlx5: revert setting bonding representor to first PF Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/9] net/mlx5: refactor bonding representor probe Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 5/9] net/mlx5: support representor from multiple PFs Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 6/9] net/mlx5: save bonding member ports information Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 7/9] " Xueming Li
2021-01-18 16:17     ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-01-18 23:05       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 8/9] net/mlx5: fix setting VF default MAC through representor Xueming Li
2021-01-18 11:29   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 9/9] net/mlx5: improve bonding xstats Xueming Li
2021-01-18 15:16   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/5] eal: enable global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-01-18 15:16   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/5] devargs: fix memory leak on parsing error Xueming Li
2021-03-18  9:12     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-01-18 15:16   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/5] devargs: refactor scratch buffer storage Xueming Li
2021-03-18  9:14     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-01-18 15:16   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/5] kvargs: add get by key function Xueming Li
2021-01-18 15:16   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 4/5] devargs: parse name from global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-01-18 15:16   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 5/5] devargs: enable global device syntax devargs Xueming Li
2021-01-18 15:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] mlx5: support global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-09-20  8:07     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-09-23  6:47       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-09-23  6:45     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] net/mlx5: support new " Xueming Li
2021-09-29 19:37       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-01-18 15:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] common/mlx5: support device global syntax Xueming Li
2021-04-05 10:54     ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-04-08 12:24       ` Raslan Darawsheh
2021-04-08 14:04         ` Raslan Darawsheh
2021-04-08 14:08           ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-04-08 14:13             ` Raslan Darawsheh
2021-04-19  9:29               ` Raslan Darawsheh
2021-04-19 10:36                 ` Raslan Darawsheh
2021-01-18 15:26   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] net/mlx5: support new global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-04-05 10:56     ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/8] net/mlx5: support SubFunction representor Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/8] common/mlx5: update representor name parsing Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/8] net/mlx5: support representor of sub function Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/8] net/mlx5: revert setting bonding representor to first PF Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 4/8] net/mlx5: refactor bonding representor probe Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 5/8] net/mlx5: support representor from multiple PFs Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 6/8] net/mlx5: save bonding member ports information Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 7/8] net/mlx5: fix setting VF default MAC through representor Xueming Li
2021-01-19  7:28   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 8/8] net/mlx5: improve bonding xstats Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/9] net/mlx5: support SubFunction representor Xueming Li
2021-03-31  7:20     ` Raslan Darawsheh
2021-03-31  7:27       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/9] common/mlx5: sub-function representor port name parsing Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/9] net/mlx5: support representor of sub function Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/9] net/mlx5: revert setting bonding representor to first PF Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 4/9] net/mlx5: refactor bonding representor probe Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 5/9] net/mlx5: support list value of representor PF Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 6/9] net/mlx5: save bonding member ports information Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 7/9] net/mlx5: fix setting VF default MAC through representor Xueming Li
2021-03-31  7:46     ` Raslan Darawsheh
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 8/9] net/mlx5: improve xstats of bonding port Xueming Li
2021-03-28 13:48   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 9/9] net/mlx5: probe host PF representor with SubFunction Xueming Li
2021-03-30  7:37     ` Slava Ovsiienko
2021-03-30 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/5] eal: enable global device syntax by default Xueming Li
2021-03-31  8:23     ` Gaëtan Rivet
2021-03-30 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/5] devargs: unify scratch buffer storage Xueming Li
2021-04-01  9:04     ` Kinsella, Ray
2021-03-30 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/5] devargs: fix memory leak on parsing error Xueming Li
2021-03-30 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 3/5] kvargs: add get by key function Xueming Li
2021-04-01  9:06     ` Kinsella, Ray
2021-04-01  9:10       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-03-30 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 4/5] bus: add device arguments name parsing API Xueming Li
2021-03-31 10:19     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-01 15:13       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-04-08 23:49         ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-03-30 12:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 5/5] devargs: parse global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-04-10 14:23   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/5] eal: enable global device syntax by default Xueming Li
2021-04-10 14:23   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/5] devargs: unify scratch buffer storage Xueming Li
2021-04-10 19:59     ` Tal Shnaiderman
2021-04-12 12:07       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-04-10 14:23   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/5] devargs: fix memory leak on parsing error Xueming Li
2021-04-10 14:23   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 3/5] kvargs: add get by key function Xueming Li
2021-04-12  6:52     ` Olivier Matz
2021-04-12 12:07       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-04-12 21:18         ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-10 14:23   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 4/5] bus: add device arguments name parsing API Xueming Li
2021-04-12 21:16     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-12 23:37       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-04-10 14:23   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 5/5] devargs: parse global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-04-12 21:24     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-12 23:47       ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2021-04-13  3:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/5] eal: enable global device syntax by default Xueming Li
2021-04-14 19:49     ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-23 11:06       ` Kinsella, Ray
2021-04-23 11:39         ` Gaëtan Rivet
2021-04-23 12:35           ` Kinsella, Ray [this message]
2021-09-02 14:46       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-13  3:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/5] devargs: unify scratch buffer storage Xueming Li
2021-04-16  7:00     ` David Marchand
2021-04-16 12:32       ` Aaron Conole
2021-04-16 12:43         ` [dpdk-dev] [dpdklab] " Lincoln Lavoie
2021-04-16 12:58           ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-16 13:14             ` Lincoln Lavoie
2021-04-13  3:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 2/5] devargs: fix memory leak on parsing error Xueming Li
2021-04-13  3:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 3/5] kvargs: add get by key function Xueming Li
2021-04-13  3:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 4/5] bus: add device arguments name parsing API Xueming Li
2021-04-13  3:14   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 5/5] devargs: parse global device syntax Xueming Li
2021-09-28  8:29     ` David Marchand
2021-09-28  9:04       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-10-03 10:51         ` Xueming(Steven) Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 2/9] devargs: fix memory leak on parsing error Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 3/9] devargs: fix memory leak in legacy parser Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 4/9] devargs: fix buffer data memory leak Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 5/9] kvargs: add get by key function Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 6/9] devargs: support new global device syntax Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 7/9] bus/pci: add new global device syntax support Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 8/9] common/mlx5: support device global syntax Xueming Li
2020-12-18 15:16 ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 9/9] net/mlx5: support new " Xueming Li

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