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From: Stephen Hemminger <stephen@networkplumber.org>
To: David Aldrich <david.aldrich.ntml@gmail.com>
Cc: users <users@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] Basic hugepages question
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2020 08:59:32 -0800
Message-ID: <20201209085932.60a0f9ea@hermes.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAJK_iehq4qKvFeyTa5WR6Bb37NO8M-w_wdRmfi6Gwv_oMNvfsQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Wed, 9 Dec 2020 16:34:29 +0000
David Aldrich <david.aldrich.ntml@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> 
> Having successfully demonstrated using dpdk with our application, it's been
> pointed out to me that our settings are using a very large amount of memory.
> 
> I am initialising the EAL with:
> 
> -m 16000
> 
> i.e. 16GB!
> 
> However, I am only specifying a count of 0x4000 to rte_ring_create(), which
> I call twice to create one Rx and one Tx ring. So I guess these are only
> using 32MB RAM total.
> 
> My questions are:
> 
> 1) What would be a sensible amount of memory to specify with the '-m'
> parameter to the EAL?
> 2) What size / number of hugepages should I allocate in Linux?
> 
> (I currently use boot parameters: 'hugepagesz=1G hugepages=20 hugepagesz=2M
> hugepages=0').
> 
> Best regards
> David

For most DPDK applications the predominate user of huge pages is any
mbuf pools you create.  You should be able to calculate the worst case size
of all rings and mbuf pools and size your huge memory from that.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-12-09 17:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-12-09 16:34 David Aldrich
2020-12-09 16:59 ` Stephen Hemminger [this message]
2020-12-09 18:30   ` David Aldrich

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