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From: Andrew Rybchenko <arybchenko@solarflare.com>
To: Olivier Matz <olivier.matz@6wind.com>,
	Vamsi Krishna Attunuru <vattunuru@marvell.com>, <dev@dpdk.org>
Cc: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>,
	Anatoly Burakov <anatoly.burakov@intel.com>,
	Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj@marvell.com>,
	Kokkilagadda <kirankumark@marvell.com>,
	Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] ***Spam*** [RFC 0/4] mempool: avoid objects allocations across pages
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2019 18:21:01 +0300
Message-ID: <c081187a-b1dc-6d1b-bd26-4c304bcf6308@solarflare.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190719133845.32432-1-olivier.matz@6wind.com>

On 7/19/19 4:38 PM, Olivier Matz wrote:
> When IOVA mode is VA, a mempool can be created with objects that
> are not physically contiguous, which breaks KNI.
>
> To solve this, this patchset changes the default behavior of mempool
> populate function, to prevent objects from being located across pages.

I'll provide top level review notes on individual patches, but what
I don't understand in general, why do we add a rule to respect
page boundaries in any case even when it is not absolutely required.
It may add holes. Can it make negative impact on performance?

I think that KNI VA-mode requirements are very specific.
It is VA-mode, but page boundaries should be respected even
if VA is contiguous.

> Olivier Matz (4):
>    mempool: clarify default populate function
>    mempool: unalign size when calculating required mem amount
>    mempool: introduce function to get mempool page size
>    mempool: prevent objects from being across pages
>
>   lib/librte_mempool/rte_mempool.c             | 106 +++++++++++----------------
>   lib/librte_mempool/rte_mempool.h             |   8 +-
>   lib/librte_mempool/rte_mempool_ops.c         |   4 +-
>   lib/librte_mempool/rte_mempool_ops_default.c |  39 +++++++++-
>   4 files changed, 90 insertions(+), 67 deletions(-)
>
> ---
>
> Hi,
>
>> @Olivier,
>> Any suggestions..?
> I took some time to go a bit deeper. I still think we can change the
> default behavior to avoid objects to be located accross pages. But
> it is more complex that I expected.
>
> I made a draft patchset, that, in short:
> - cleans/renames variables
> - removes the optimistic full iova contiguous allocation
> - changes return value of calc_mem_size to return the unaligned size,
>    therefore the allocation is smaller in case of big hugepages
> - changes rte_mempool_op_populate_default() to prevent allocation
>    of objects accross multiple pages
>
> Andrew, Anatoly, did I miss something?
> Vamsi, can you check if it solves your issue?
>
> Anyway, even if validate the patchset it and make it work, I'm afraid
> this is not something that could go in 19.08.
>
> The only alternative I see is a specific mempool allocation function
> when used in iova=va mode + kni, as you proposed previously.
>
> It can probably be implemented without adding a flag, starting from
> rte_mempool_create(), and replacing rte_mempool_populate_default(mp) by
> something else: allocate pages one by one, and call
> rte_mempool_populate_iova() for each of them.
>
> Hope it helps. Unfortunately, I may not have too much time to spend on
> it in the coming days.
>
> Regards,
> Olivier


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Thread overview: 103+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-27 10:49 [PATCH] kni: add IOVA va support for kni Kiran Kumar
2018-09-27 10:58 ` Burakov, Anatoly
2018-10-02 17:05 ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-04-01 17:30   ` Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran
2019-04-01 18:20     ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-04-01  9:51 ` [PATCH v2] " Kiran Kumar Kokkilagadda
2019-04-03 16:29   ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-04-04  5:03     ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Kiran Kumar Kokkilagadda
2019-04-04 11:20       ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-04-04 13:29         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2019-04-04  9:57     ` Burakov, Anatoly
2019-04-04 11:21       ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-04-16  4:55   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3] " kirankumark
2019-04-19 10:38     ` Thomas Monjalon
2019-04-22  4:39     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] " kirankumark
2019-04-22  6:15       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5] " kirankumark
2019-04-26  9:11         ` Burakov, Anatoly
2019-06-25  3:56         ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/4] add IOVA = VA support in KNI vattunuru
2019-06-25  3:56           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/4] lib/mempool: skip populating mempool objs that falls on page boundaries vattunuru
2019-06-25  3:56           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 2/4] lib/kni: add PCI related information vattunuru
2019-06-25 17:41             ` Stephen Hemminger
2019-06-26  3:48               ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-06-26 14:58                 ` Stephen Hemminger
2019-06-27  9:43                   ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-11 16:22             ` [dpdk-dev] " Ferruh Yigit
2019-07-12 11:02               ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-12 11:11                 ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-06-25  3:56           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 3/4] example/kni: add IOVA support for kni application vattunuru
2019-07-11 16:23             ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-06-25  3:57           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 4/4] kernel/linux/kni: add IOVA support in kni module vattunuru
2019-07-11 16:30             ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-07-12 10:38               ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-12 11:10                 ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-07-12 12:27                   ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-12 16:29                   ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-15 11:26                     ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-07-15 13:06                       ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-11 16:43             ` [dpdk-dev] " Stephen Hemminger
2019-06-25 10:00           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 0/4] add IOVA = VA support in KNI Burakov, Anatoly
2019-06-25 11:15             ` Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran
2019-06-25 11:30               ` Burakov, Anatoly
2019-06-25 13:38                 ` Burakov, Anatoly
2019-06-27  9:34                   ` Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran
2019-07-01 13:51                     ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-04  6:42                       ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-04  9:48                         ` Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran
2019-07-11 16:21                           ` Ferruh Yigit
2019-07-17  9:04           ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 0/4] kni: add IOVA=VA support vattunuru
2019-07-17  9:04             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 1/4] mempool: modify mempool populate() to skip objects from page boundaries vattunuru
2019-07-17 13:36               ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-17 13:47                 ` Olivier Matz
2019-07-17 17:31                 ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-18  9:28                   ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-18 14:16                     ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-19 13:38                       ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/4] mempool: avoid objects allocations across pages Olivier Matz
2019-07-19 13:38                         ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 1/4] mempool: clarify default populate function Olivier Matz
2019-07-19 15:42                           ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-19 13:38                         ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 2/4] mempool: unalign size when calculating required mem amount Olivier Matz
2019-08-07 15:21                           ` [dpdk-dev] ***Spam*** " Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-19 13:38                         ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 3/4] mempool: introduce function to get mempool page size Olivier Matz
2019-08-07 15:21                           ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-19 13:38                         ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 4/4] mempool: prevent objects from being across pages Olivier Matz
2019-07-19 14:03                           ` Burakov, Anatoly
2019-07-19 14:11                           ` Burakov, Anatoly
2019-08-07 15:21                           ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-23  5:37                         ` [dpdk-dev] [RFC 0/4] mempool: avoid objects allocations " Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-08-07 15:21                         ` Andrew Rybchenko [this message]
2019-07-17  9:04             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 2/4] kni: add IOVA = VA support in KNI lib vattunuru
2019-07-17  9:04             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 3/4] kni: add IOVA=VA support in KNI module vattunuru
2019-07-17  9:04             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v7 4/4] kni: modify IOVA mode checks to support VA vattunuru
2019-07-23  5:38             ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 0/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support vattunuru
2019-07-23  5:38               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 1/5] mempool: populate mempool with page sized chunks of memory vattunuru
2019-07-23 11:08                 ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-23 12:28                   ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-23 19:33                     ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-24  7:09                       ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-24  7:27                         ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-29  6:25                           ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-23  5:38               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 2/5] add IOVA -VA support in KNI lib vattunuru
2019-07-23 10:54                 ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-23  5:38               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 3/5] kni: add app specific mempool create & free routine vattunuru
2019-07-23 10:50                 ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-23 11:01                   ` Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-23  5:38               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 4/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support in KNI module vattunuru
2019-07-23  5:38               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 5/5] kni: modify IOVA mode checks to support VA vattunuru
2019-07-24  7:14               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v8 0/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-29 12:13               ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9 " vattunuru
2019-07-29 12:13                 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9 1/5] mempool: populate mempool with the page sized chunks of memory vattunuru
2019-07-29 12:41                   ` Andrew Rybchenko
2019-07-29 13:33                     ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-08-16  6:12                   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v10 0/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support vattunuru
2019-08-16  6:12                     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v10 1/5] mempool: populate mempool with the page sized chunks vattunuru
2019-08-16  6:12                     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v10 2/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support in KNI lib vattunuru
2019-08-16  6:12                     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v10 3/5] kni: add app specific mempool create and free routines vattunuru
2019-08-16  6:12                     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v10 4/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support in KNI module vattunuru
2019-08-16  6:12                     ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v10 5/5] kni: modify IOVA mode checks to support VA vattunuru
2019-07-29 12:13                 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9 2/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support in KNI lib vattunuru
2019-07-29 12:24                   ` Igor Ryzhov
2019-07-29 13:22                     ` [dpdk-dev] [EXT] " Vamsi Krishna Attunuru
2019-07-29 12:13                 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9 3/5] kni: add app specific mempool create & free routine vattunuru
2019-07-29 12:13                 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9 4/5] kni: add IOVA=VA support in KNI module vattunuru
2019-07-29 12:13                 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v9 5/5] kni: modify IOVA mode checks to support VA vattunuru
2019-04-23  8:56       ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] kni: add IOVA va support for kni Burakov, Anatoly

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