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From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
To: "Zhang, Qi Z" <qi.z.zhang@intel.com>,
	Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>, "Lin, Xueqin" <xueqin.lin@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] net/pcap: enable data path on secondary
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:43:43 +0000
Message-ID: <fe2066f4-00f1-15d1-f261-9d56129785af@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <039ED4275CED7440929022BC67E70611532E343C@SHSMSX103.ccr.corp.intel.com>

On 11/13/2018 6:27 PM, Zhang, Qi Z wrote:
> First, apologies to make this in rush since I was somehow under pressure to make pdump works in 18.11.
> I agree there is lot of things need to improve, but the strategy here is to make it work quietly and not break anything else :) 
> add some comments inline.
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas@monjalon.net]
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:15 AM
>> To: Yigit, Ferruh <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>; Zhang, Qi Z <qi.z.zhang@intel.com>
>> Cc: dev@dpdk.org; Lin, Xueqin <xueqin.lin@intel.com>
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] net/pcap: enable data path on secondary
>>
>> Just a quick comment:
>> There are probably some ideas to take from what was done for tap.
> 
>>
>>
>> 13/11/2018 17:56, Ferruh Yigit:
>>> On 11/12/2018 4:51 PM, Qi Zhang wrote:
>>>> Private vdev on secondary is never supported by the new shared
>>>> device mode but pdump still relies on a private pcap PMD on secondary.
>>>> The patch enables pcap PMD's data path on secondary so that pdump
>>>> can work as usual.
>>>
>>> It would be great if you described the problem a little more.
>>>
>>> Private vdev was the way previously, when pdump developed, now with
>>> shared device mode on virtual devices, pcap data path in secondary is not
>> working.
>>>
>>> What exactly not working is (please correct me if I am wrong):
>>> When secondary adds a virtual device, related data transferred to
>>> primary and primary creates the device and shares device back with
>> secondary.
>>> When pcap device created in primary, pcap handlers (pointers) are
>>> process local and they are not valid for secondary process. This breaks
>> secondary.
>>>
>>> So we can't directly share the pcap handlers, but need to create a new
>>> set of handlers for secondary, that is what you are doing in this
>>> patch, although I have some comments, please check below.
>>>
>>> Since there is single storage for pcap handlers that primary and
>>> secondary shares and they can't share the handlers, you can't make
>>> both primary and secondary data path work. Also freeing handlers is
>>> another concern. What is needed is `rte_eth_dev->process_private` which
>> has been added in this release.
> 
> You are right, we should prevent handler be opened in primary be corrupted during probe at secondary.
> Now, I see this problem in pcap , as an example: internals->tx_queue[i].dumper/pcap is shared but will be overwritten at secondary, we should fix them by use process_private, 
> 
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Qi Zhang <qi.z.zhang@intel.com>
>>>> Tested-by: Yufeng Mo <yufengx.mo@intel.com>
>>>
>>> <...>
>>>
>>>> @@ -934,6 +935,10 @@ pmd_init_internals(struct rte_vdev_device
>> *vdev,
>>>>  	 */
>>>>  	(*eth_dev)->dev_ops = &ops;
>>>>
>>>> +	/* store a copy of devargs for secondary process */
>>>> +	strlcpy(internals->devargs, rte_vdev_device_args(vdev),
>>>> +			ETH_PCAP_ARG_MAXLEN);
>>>
>>> Why we need to cover this in PMD level?
>>>
>>> Why secondary probe isn't getting devargs? Can't we fix this in eal level?
>>> It can be OK to workaround in the PMD taking account of the time of
>>> the release, but for long term I think this should be fixed in eal.
> 
> Yes this is the workaround for quick fix.
> Ideally secondary process should not take care of devargs, it just attach.
> And it's better to only parse devargs on one process ( primary process), the parsed result could be stored to intermediate result in shared memory,(examples, internal->nb_rx_queue_required) so secondary process don't need to parse it again.
>>>
>>> <...>
>>>
>>>> @@ -1122,23 +1126,37 @@ pmd_pcap_probe(struct rte_vdev_device
>> *dev)
>>>>  	start_cycles = rte_get_timer_cycles();
>>>>  	hz = rte_get_timer_hz();
>>>>
>>>> -	if (rte_eal_process_type() == RTE_PROC_SECONDARY) {
>>>> +	if (rte_eal_process_type() == RTE_PROC_PRIMARY) {
>>>> +		kvlist = rte_kvargs_parse(rte_vdev_device_args(dev),
>>>> +				valid_arguments);
>>>> +		if (kvlist == NULL)
>>>> +			return -EINVAL;
>>>> +		if (rte_kvargs_count(kvlist, ETH_PCAP_IFACE_ARG) == 1)
>>>> +			nb_rx_queue = 1;
>>>> +		else
>>>> +			nb_rx_queue =
>>>> +				rte_kvargs_count(kvlist,
>>>> +					ETH_PCAP_RX_PCAP_ARG) ? 1 : 0;
>>>> +		nb_tx_queue = 1;
>>>
>>> This part is wrong. pcap pmd supports multi queue, you can't hardcode
>>> the number of queues. Also for Tx why it ignores `rx_iface` argument?
>>> This is just hacking the driver for a specific use case breaking others.
> 
> Previously the nb_tx_queue and nb_rx_queue is decided by pcaps.num_of_queue and dumpers.num_of_queues.
> I just can't figure out a way that we can have more than 1 queue during probe, look at below code.
> 
> If ETH_PCAP_IFACE_ARG
> 
> 	pcaps.num_of_queue = 1;
> 	dumpers.num_of_queue = 1;
> 
> else
> 	is_rx_pcap = rte_kvargs_count(kvlist, ETH_PCAP_RX_PCAP_ARG) ? 1 : 0;
>         pcaps.num_of_queue = 0;
> 	if (is_rx_pcap) {
>                 ret = rte_kvargs_process(kvlist, ETH_PCAP_RX_PCAP_ARG,
>                                 &open_rx_pcap, &pcaps);
> 
> 				// pcaps.num_of_queue = 1;
>         } else {
>                 ret = rte_kvargs_process(kvlist, NULL,
>                                 &rx_iface_args_process, &pcaps);
> 				// pcaps.num_of_queue = 0;
>         }
> 
> 		is_tx_pcap = rte_kvargs_count(kvlist, ETH_PCAP_TX_PCAP_ARG) ? 1 : 0;
>         dumpers.num_of_queue = 0;
> 
>         if (is_tx_pcap)
>                 ret = rte_kvargs_process(kvlist, ETH_PCAP_TX_PCAP_ARG,
>                                 &open_tx_pcap, &dumpers);
> 				// dumpers.num_of_queue = 1
>         else
>                 ret = rte_kvargs_process(kvlist, ETH_PCAP_TX_IFACE_ARG,
>                                 &open_tx_iface, &dumpers);
> 				// dumpers.num_of_queue = 1
> 
> That's the same logic I applied, did I missed something, would you explain more for this?

ETH_PCAP_IFACE_ARG is "iface=xxx" usage, both Rx and Tx use the same interface,
because of implementation limitation it only supports 1 queue.

rx_pcap, rx_iface, rx_iface_in supports multiple queues, by providing them
multiple time. Like "rx_pcap=q1.pcap,rx_pcap=q2.pcap,rx_pcap=q3.pcap" will
create 3 Rx queues each having their own .pcap file. Same is valid for Tx.

rte_kvargs_process() calls callback function per argument provided, so if an
argument provided multiple times, it will call same callback multiple times,
that is why 'num_of_queue' increased in callback functions.

In high-level, pmd_pcap_probe() first parses the arguments and creates pcap
handlers based on arguments, later as a last thing creates ethdev using these
information. I am for keeping this logic, doing something different for
secondary can cause issues in edge cases not obvious at first look.

> 
> Thanks
> Qi
> 
>>>
>>>> +		ret = pmd_init_internals(dev, nb_rx_queue,
>>>> +				nb_tx_queue, &eth_dev);
>>>
>>> I think it is not required to move pmd_init_internals() here.
>>> This can be done simpler, I will send a draft patch as a reply to this
>>> mail for possible solution.
>>> But again that can't be final solution, we need to use
>>> `process_private`
>>>
>>> <...>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2018-11-13 18:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-05 21:08 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " Qi Zhang
2018-11-09 21:13 ` Ferruh Yigit
2018-11-09 21:24   ` Zhang, Qi Z
2018-11-12 16:51 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " Qi Zhang
2018-11-13 16:56   ` Ferruh Yigit
2018-11-13 17:11     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] net/pcap: fix pcap handlers for secondary Ferruh Yigit
2018-11-13 17:14     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] net/pcap: enable data path on secondary Thomas Monjalon
2018-11-13 18:27       ` Zhang, Qi Z
2018-11-13 18:43         ` Ferruh Yigit [this message]
2018-11-13 19:18           ` Zhang, Qi Z
2018-11-14 19:56 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/2] fix pcap handlers for secondary Qi Zhang
2018-11-14 19:56   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/2] net/pcap: move pcap handler to process private Qi Zhang
2018-11-14 23:05     ` Ferruh Yigit
2018-11-15  0:13       ` Zhang, Qi Z
2018-11-14 19:56   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/2] net/pcap: enable data path for secondary Qi Zhang
2018-11-14 23:08     ` Ferruh Yigit
2018-11-15  0:06       ` Zhang, Qi Z
2018-11-15  1:37 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/2] fix pcap handlers " Qi Zhang
2018-11-15  1:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/2] net/pcap: move pcap handler to process private Qi Zhang
2018-11-16 15:56     ` Ferruh Yigit
2018-11-15  1:37   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/2] net/pcap: enable data path for secondary Qi Zhang
2018-11-16 14:54   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/2] fix pcap handlers " Ferruh Yigit
2018-11-16 16:12     ` Ferruh Yigit

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