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From: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
To: vattunuru@marvell.com, dev@dpdk.org
Cc: olivier.matz@6wind.com, arybchenko@solarflare.com,
	Kiran Kumar K <kirankumark@marvell.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 3/4] example/kni: add IOVA support for kni application
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:23:18 +0100
Message-ID: <c58d42ac-a71b-d7da-8c46-6fb8c36490db@intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190625035700.2953-4-vattunuru@marvell.com>

On 6/25/2019 4:56 AM, vattunuru@marvell.com wrote:
> From: Vamsi Attunuru <vattunuru@marvell.com>
> 
> Current KNI implementation operates in IOVA = PA mode,
> Patch adds support for IOVA = VA mode by addressing
> the issues with page address translations(IOVA <==> KVA).
> 
> In this patch KNI application creates mempool with
> "MEMPOOL_F_NO_PAGE_BOUND" flag to ensure all mbuf memory
> is with in the page boundaries and subsequently kernel KNI
> module uses iommu_iova_to_phys() and phys_to_virt() APIs
> to get the kernel virtual addresses.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Vamsi Attunuru <vattunuru@marvell.com>
> Signed-off-by: Kiran Kumar K <kirankumark@marvell.com>
> ---
>  examples/kni/main.c                               | 53 ++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  lib/librte_eal/linux/eal/eal.c                    |  8 ----
>  lib/librte_eal/linux/eal/include/rte_kni_common.h |  1 +
>  lib/librte_kni/rte_kni.c                          |  2 +

Need to document this new iova_mode and related behavior in KNI documentation.

<...>

> @@ -975,7 +1026,7 @@ main(int argc, char** argv)
>  		rte_exit(EXIT_FAILURE, "Could not parse input parameters\n");
>  
>  	/* Create the mbuf pool */
> -	pktmbuf_pool = rte_pktmbuf_pool_create("mbuf_pool", NB_MBUF,
> +	pktmbuf_pool = kni_packet_pool_create("mbuf_pool", NB_MBUF,

What about keeping the default mempool creation and use
"kni_packet_pool_create()" only when "iova_mode" is set. (Please read below
comment first J )

<...>

> diff --git a/lib/librte_kni/rte_kni.c b/lib/librte_kni/rte_kni.c
> index 99c4bf5..4263f21 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_kni/rte_kni.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_kni/rte_kni.c
> @@ -300,6 +300,8 @@ rte_kni_alloc(struct rte_mempool *pktmbuf_pool,
>  	kni->group_id = conf->group_id;
>  	kni->mbuf_size = conf->mbuf_size;
>  
> +	dev_info.iova_mode = (rte_eal_iova_mode() == RTE_IOVA_VA) ? 1 : 0;
> +

The application using the "iova_mode" requires a specific mempool requirements,
and just updating sample application won't solve the problem here.

What do you think making "iova_mode" user configurable instead of making it
automatically set in the library? So the application that can justify the
requirement can set the "iova_mode".
And make "iova_mode" disabled by default.

To be able to remove the 'kni' check in the eal, still need to check
'rte_eal_iova_mode()', what about following

a) iova_mode=pa && "rte_eal_iova_mode() == RTE_IOVA_PA" ==> Run KNI
b) iova_mode=pa && "rte_eal_iova_mode() == RTE_IOVA_VA" ==> Return error
c) iova_mode=va && "rte_eal_iova_mode() == RTE_IOVA_PA" ==> Run KNI
d) iova_mode=va && "rte_eal_iova_mode() == RTE_IOVA_VA" ==> Run KNI

For b) the workaround for the user want to run KNI can be user giving eal
parameter to force DPDK to IOVA=PA mode.

  reply index

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 [this message]
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                         ` [dpdk-dev] ***Spam*** " Andrew Rybchenko
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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