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From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
To: Prashanth Fernando <prashanth.fernando@tatacommunications.com>
Cc: "users@dpdk.org" <users@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] Run To Completion Vs Pipeline
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 08:08:52 -0700
Message-ID: <20200720080852.4db7f0ae@hermes.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <PS1PR0401MB201101AEFEE739EF680589FEF87B0@PS1PR0401MB2011.apcprd04.prod.outlook.com>

On Mon, 20 Jul 2020 05:03:55 +0000
Prashanth Fernando <prashanth.fernando@tatacommunications.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm wondering why DPDK proposes 2 different models.
> Is there any situation that fits one model but not another?
> I am looking to build an application with a firewall, regex, LPM, rate-limiters etc ...
> I am wondering which approach would be a best fit for my usecase.
> Thanks,
> Prashanth

There are two different factors here.
First, how many cores do you have to burn. The run to completion model uses
less cores (and has less latency). But other models are better if some set
of packets require longer to process (VPN, Crypto, ...) in that case you
want to push packets to other core.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-20 15:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-20  5:03 Prashanth Fernando
2020-07-20 15:08 ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]
2020-07-21  7:01   ` Pierre

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