[ovs-dev] [v12 03/16] dpif-netdev: Add function pointer for netdev input.

Stokes, Ian ian.stokes at intel.com
Tue Jun 15 17:29:15 UTC 2021


> Hi Ian,
> 
> Thanks for the review. My responses are inline.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stokes, Ian <ian.stokes at intel.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday 1 June 2021 19:58
> > To: Ferriter, Cian <cian.ferriter at intel.com>; ovs-dev at openvswitch.org; Van
> Haaren, Harry <harry.van.haaren at intel.com>
> > Cc: i.maximets at ovn.org
> > Subject: RE: [ovs-dev] [v12 03/16] dpif-netdev: Add function pointer for netdev
> input.
> >
> > > This commit adds a function pointer to the pmd thread data structure,
> > > giving the pmd thread flexibility in its dpif-input function choice.
> > > This allows choosing of the implementation based on ISA capabilities
> > > of the runtime CPU, leading to optimizations and higher performance.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Harry van Haaren <harry.van.haaren at intel.com>
> >
> > Thanks for the patch Harry/Cian, a few minor comments below.
> >
> > > ---
> > >  lib/dpif-netdev-private-thread.h | 12 ++++++++++++
> > >  lib/dpif-netdev.c                |  7 ++++++-
> > >  2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/lib/dpif-netdev-private-thread.h b/lib/dpif-netdev-private-
> thread.h
> > > index 5e5308b96..01a28a681 100644
> > > --- a/lib/dpif-netdev-private-thread.h
> > > +++ b/lib/dpif-netdev-private-thread.h
> > > @@ -47,6 +47,13 @@ struct dp_netdev_pmd_thread_ctx {
> > >      uint32_t emc_insert_min;
> > >  };
> > >
> > > +/* Forward declaration for typedef. */
> > > +struct dp_netdev_pmd_thread;
> > > +
> > > +typedef void (*dp_netdev_input_func)(struct dp_netdev_pmd_thread
> *pmd,
> > > +                                     struct dp_packet_batch *packets,
> > > +                                     odp_port_t port_no);
> > > +
> > >  /* PMD: Poll modes drivers.  PMD accesses devices via polling to eliminate
> > >   * the performance overhead of interrupt processing.  Therefore netdev can
> > >   * not implement rx-wait for these devices.  dpif-netdev needs to poll
> > > @@ -101,6 +108,11 @@ struct dp_netdev_pmd_thread {
> > >      /* Current context of the PMD thread. */
> > >      struct dp_netdev_pmd_thread_ctx ctx;
> > >
> > > +    /* Function pointer to call for dp_netdev_input() functionality. */
> > > +    dp_netdev_input_func netdev_input_func;
> >
> > Probably white space to be added here to improve readability.
> >
> 
> Sure, I'll add this in the next version of the patch set.
> 
> > > +    /* Pointer for per-DPIF implementation scratch space. */
> > > +    void *netdev_input_func_userdata;
> > > +
> > >      struct seq *reload_seq;
> > >      uint64_t last_reload_seq;
> > >
> > > diff --git a/lib/dpif-netdev.c b/lib/dpif-netdev.c
> > > index 88f37c505..bec984643 100644
> > > --- a/lib/dpif-netdev.c
> > > +++ b/lib/dpif-netdev.c
> > > @@ -4234,8 +4234,9 @@ dp_netdev_process_rxq_port(struct
> > > dp_netdev_pmd_thread *pmd,
> > >                  }
> > >              }
> > >          }
> > > +
> > >          /* Process packet batch. */
> > > -        dp_netdev_input(pmd, &batch, port_no);
> > > +        pmd->netdev_input_func(pmd, &batch, port_no);
> > >
> > >          /* Assign processing cycles to rx queue. */
> > >          cycles = cycle_timer_stop(&pmd->perf_stats, &timer);
> > > @@ -6033,6 +6034,10 @@ dp_netdev_configure_pmd(struct
> > > dp_netdev_pmd_thread *pmd, struct dp_netdev *dp,
> > >      hmap_init(&pmd->tnl_port_cache);
> > >      hmap_init(&pmd->send_port_cache);
> > >      cmap_init(&pmd->tx_bonds);
> > > +
> > > +    /* Initialize the DPIF function pointer to the default scalar version. */
> > > +    pmd->netdev_input_func = dp_netdev_input;
> > > +
> >
> > I like the approach above, this follows what we has previously been
> implemented for DPCLS.
> >
> > It's good the existing scalar is the default as well so there is no change for
> existing users out of the box.
> >
> > BR
> > Ian
> 
> Yes, the above aims to be extensible for multiple difference implementations of
> the DPIF.

+1, that's key in this work for sure.

Thanks
Ian
> 
> Thanks,
> Cian
> 
> > >      /* init the 'flow_cache' since there is no
> > >       * actual thread created for NON_PMD_CORE_ID. */
> > >      if (core_id == NON_PMD_CORE_ID) {
> > > --
> > > 2.31.1
> > >
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