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From: Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj@marvell.com>
To: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
Cc: dev <dev@dpdk.org>, Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>,
	Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>,
	"Bruce Richardson" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>,
	"Ananyev, Konstantin" <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>,
	Hemant Agrawal <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>,
	Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@mellanox.com>,
	Honnappa Nagarahalli <honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com>,
	Gavin Hu <gavin.hu@arm.com>,
	"viktorin@rehivetech.com" <viktorin@rehivetech.com>,
	David Christensen <drc@linux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	"Burakov, Anatoly" <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>,
	dpdk stable <stable@dpdk.org>,
	Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>,
	"Luca Boccassi" <bluca@debian.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-stable] [EXT] Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] mempool: fix mempool obj alignment for non x86
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:46:13 +0000
Message-ID: <BYAPR18MB24244B7824B86AABB6A9FB24C8350@BYAPR18MB2424.namprd18.prod.outlook.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJFAV8xxASnq91idx1nE2-iyMgAuPZw6Qo4WRYScz5H+ccp-pQ@mail.gmail.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 3:17 PM
> To: Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj@marvell.com>
> Cc: dev <dev@dpdk.org>; Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>; Olivier
> Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>; Andrew Rybchenko
> <arybchenko@solarflare.com>; Bruce Richardson
> <bruce.richardson@intel.com>; Ananyev, Konstantin
> <konstantin.ananyev@intel.com>; Hemant Agrawal
> <hemant.agrawal@nxp.com>; Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@mellanox.com>;
> Honnappa Nagarahalli <honnappa.nagarahalli@arm.com>; Gavin Hu
> <gavin.hu@arm.com>; viktorin@rehivetech.com; David Christensen
> <drc@linux.vnet.ibm.com>; Burakov, Anatoly <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>;
> dpdk stable <stable@dpdk.org>; Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>; Luca
> Boccassi <bluca@debian.org>
> Subject: [EXT] Re: [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] mempool: fix mempool
> obj alignment for non x86
> 
> External Email
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 7:49 AM <jerinj@marvell.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: Jerin Jacob <jerinj@marvell.com>
> >
> > The existing optimize_object_size() function address the memory object
> > alignment constraint on x86 for better performance.
> >
> > Different (micro) architecture may have different memory alignment
> > constraint for better performance and it not the same as the existing
> > optimize_object_size().
> >
> > Some use, XOR(kind of CRC) scheme to enable DRAM channel distribution
> > based on the address and some may have a different formula.
> >
> > Introducing arch_mem_object_align() function to abstract the
> > difference between different (micro) architectures to avoid wasting
> > memory for mempool object alignment for the architecture that it is
> > not required to do so.
> >
> > Details on the amount of memory saving:
> >
> > Currently, arm64 based architectures use the default (nchan=4,
> > nrank=1). The worst case is for an object whose size (including
> > mempool
> > header) is 2 cache lines, where it is optimized to 3 cache lines (+50%).
> >
> > Examples for cache lines size = 64:
> >   orig     optimized
> >   64    -> 64           +0%
> >   128   -> 192          +50%
> >   192   -> 192          +0%
> >   256   -> 320          +25%
> >   320   -> 320          +0%
> >   384   -> 448          +16%
> >   ...
> >   2304  -> 2368         +2.7%  (~mbuf size)
> >
> > Additional details:
> > https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mail-2Darchiv
> > e.com_dev-
> 40dpdk.org_msg149157.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=nKjWec2b6R0mOyPaz7xtfQ&
> >
> r=1DGob4H4rxz6H8uITozGOCa0s5f4wCNtTa4UUKvcsvI&m=VKkiHhyflsqwipCoE
> MtdUR
> > SXuHSq2neWGqTRmxVfjr8&s=y-LYGZ-
> 2MsAfrGo3r5aADQnr2mUcsP7LxXT5XEmTuwE&e=
> >
> > Fixes: af75078fece3 ("first public release")
> 
> Weird to flag this as a problem in this sha1.
> x86 was the only architecture supported at the time.
> Either we mark the introduction of new architectures as the point of backport,
> or we remove this tag and just let Cc: stable@dpdk.org

While committing the maintainer can take either one of the decision. No issues/opinion on this from my side.

> 
> > Cc: stable@dpdk.org
> 
> It seems more an optimisation than a fix to me, but in any case, the stable
> maintainers will be the judges.


OK. No issues.

> 
> 
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jerin Jacob <jerinj@marvell.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Gavin Hu <gavin.hu@arm.com>
> > ---
> > v3:
> > - Change comment for MEMPOOL_F_NO_SPREAD flag as " Spreading among
> > memory channels not required." (Stephen Hemminger)
> >
> > v2:
> > - Changed the return type of arch_mem_object_align() to "unsigned int" from
> >   "unsigned" to fix the checkpatch issues (Olivier Matz)
> > - Updated the comments for MEMPOOL_F_NO_SPREAD (Olivier Matz)
> > - Update the git comments to share the memory saving details.
> >
> >  doc/guides/prog_guide/mempool_lib.rst |  6 +++---
> >  lib/librte_mempool/rte_mempool.c      | 17 +++++++++++++----
> >  lib/librte_mempool/rte_mempool.h      |  3 ++-
> >  3 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/mempool_lib.rst
> > b/doc/guides/prog_guide/mempool_lib.rst
> > index 3bb84b0a6..eea7a2906 100644
> > --- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/mempool_lib.rst
> > +++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/mempool_lib.rst
> > @@ -27,10 +27,10 @@ In debug mode
> (CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_MEMPOOL_DEBUG is
> > enabled),  statistics about get from/put in the pool are stored in the mempool
> structure.
> >  Statistics are per-lcore to avoid concurrent access to statistics counters.
> >
> > -Memory Alignment Constraints
> > -----------------------------
> > +Memory Alignment Constraints on X86 architecture
> > +------------------------------------------------
> 
> Nit: afaics in the docs, x86 is preferred to X86.
> 
> 
> >
> > -Depending on hardware memory configuration, performance can be greatly
> improved by adding a specific padding between objects.
> > +Depending on hardware memory configuration on X86 architecture,
> performance can be greatly improved by adding a specific padding between
> objects.
> >  The objective is to ensure that the beginning of each object starts on a
> different channel and rank in memory so that all channels are equally loaded.
> >
> >  This is particularly true for packet buffers when doing L3 forwarding or flow
> classification.
> 
> 
> --
> David Marchand


      reply	other threads:[~2020-01-13 11:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-19 13:42 [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] " jerinj
2019-12-20  3:26 ` Gavin Hu
2019-12-20  3:45   ` Jerin Jacob
2019-12-20 10:54     ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] mempool: fix mempool obj alignment for nonx86 Morten Brørup
2019-12-20 15:55 ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH] mempool: fix mempool obj alignment for non x86 Honnappa Nagarahalli
2019-12-20 16:55   ` Jerin Jacob
2019-12-20 21:07     ` Honnappa Nagarahalli
2019-12-21  5:06       ` Jerin Jacob
2019-12-27 15:54         ` Olivier Matz
2020-01-11 13:34 ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2] " jerinj
2020-01-11 17:41   ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-01-13  6:49   ` [dpdk-stable] [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " jerinj
2020-01-13  9:46     ` David Marchand
2020-01-13 11:46       ` Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran [this message]

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