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From: Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@nvidia.com>
To: David Ahern <dsahern@gmail.com>
Cc: Parav Pandit <parav@nvidia.com>,
	"netdev@vger.kernel.org" <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org" <linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org>,
	"gregkh@linuxfoundation.org" <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Jiri Pirko <jiri@nvidia.com>,
	"dledford@redhat.com" <dledford@redhat.com>,
	Leon Romanovsky <leonro@nvidia.com>,
	Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@nvidia.com>,
	"kuba@kernel.org" <kuba@kernel.org>,
	"davem@davemloft.net" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Vu Pham <vuhuong@nvidia.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 03/13] devlink: Support add and delete devlink port
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:38:30 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20201118183830.GA917484@nvidia.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <b34d8427-51c0-0bbd-471e-1af30375c702@gmail.com>

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 11:03:24AM -0700, David Ahern wrote:

> With Connectx-4 Lx for example the netdev can have at most 63 queues

What netdev calls a queue is really a "can the device deliver
interrupts and packets to a given per-CPU queue" and covers a whole
spectrum of smaller limits like RSS scheme, # of available interrupts,
ability of the device to create queues, etc.

CX4Lx can create a huge number of queues, but hits one of these limits
that mean netdev's specific usage can't scale up. Other stuff like
RDMA doesn't have the same limits, and has tonnes of queues.

What seems to be needed is a resource controller concept like cgroup
has for processes. The system is really organized into a tree:

           physical device
              mlx5_core
        /      |      \      \                        (aux bus)
     netdev   rdma    vdpa   SF  etc
                             |                        (aux bus)
                           mlx5_core
                          /      \                    (aux bus)
                       netdev   vdpa

And it does make a lot of sense to start to talk about limits at each
tree level.

eg the top of the tree may have 128 physical interrupts. With 128 CPU
cores that isn't enough interrupts to support all of those things
concurrently.

So the user may want to configure:
 - The first level netdev only gets 64,
 - 3rd level mlx5_core gets 32 
 - Final level vdpa gets 8

Other stuff has to fight it out with the remaining shared interrupts.

In netdev land # of interrupts governs # of queues

For RDMA # of interrupts limits the CPU affinities for queues

VPDA limits the # of VMs that can use VT-d

The same story repeats for other less general resources, mlx5 also
has consumption of limited BAR space, and consumption of some limited
memory elements. These numbers are much bigger and may not need
explicit governing, but the general concept holds.

It would be very nice if the limit could be injected when the aux
device is created but before the driver is bound. I'm not sure how to
manage that though..

I assume other devices will be different, maybe some devices have a
limit on the number of total queues, or a limit on the number of
VDPA or RDMA devices.

Jason

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-18 18:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 57+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-12 19:24 [PATCH net-next 00/13] Add mlx5 subfunction support Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 01/13] devlink: Prepare code to fill multiple port function attributes Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 02/13] devlink: Introduce PCI SF port flavour and port attribute Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 03/13] devlink: Support add and delete devlink port Parav Pandit
2020-11-18 16:21   ` David Ahern
2020-11-18 17:02     ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-18 18:03       ` David Ahern
2020-11-18 18:38         ` Jason Gunthorpe [this message]
2020-11-18 19:36           ` David Ahern
2020-11-18 20:42             ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-18 19:22         ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-19  0:41           ` Jacob Keller
2020-11-19  1:17             ` David Ahern
2020-11-19  1:56               ` Samudrala, Sridhar
2020-11-19  0:52       ` Jacob Keller
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 04/13] devlink: Support get and set state of port function Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 05/13] devlink: Avoid global devlink mutex, use per instance reload lock Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 06/13] devlink: Introduce devlink refcount to reduce scope of global devlink_mutex Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 07/13] net/mlx5: SF, Add auxiliary device support Parav Pandit
2020-12-07  2:48   ` David Ahern
2020-12-07  4:53     ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 08/13] net/mlx5: SF, Add auxiliary device driver Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 09/13] net/mlx5: E-switch, Prepare eswitch to handle SF vport Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 10/13] net/mlx5: E-switch, Add eswitch helpers for " Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 11/13] net/mlx5: SF, Add SF configuration hardware commands Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 12/13] net/mlx5: SF, Add port add delete functionality Parav Pandit
2020-11-12 19:24 ` [PATCH net-next 13/13] net/mlx5: SF, Port function state change support Parav Pandit
2020-11-16 22:52 ` [PATCH net-next 00/13] Add mlx5 subfunction support Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-17  0:06   ` Saeed Mahameed
2020-11-17  1:58     ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-17  4:08       ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-17 17:11         ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-17 18:49           ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-19  2:14             ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-19  4:35               ` David Ahern
2020-11-19  5:57                 ` Saeed Mahameed
2020-11-20  1:31                   ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-25  5:33                   ` David Ahern
2020-11-25  6:00                     ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-25 14:37                       ` David Ahern
2020-11-20  1:29                 ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-20 17:58                   ` Alexander Duyck
2020-11-20 19:04                     ` Samudrala, Sridhar
2020-11-23 21:51                       ` Saeed Mahameed
2020-11-24  7:01                       ` Jason Wang
2020-11-24  7:05                         ` Jason Wang
2020-11-19  6:12               ` Saeed Mahameed
2020-11-19  8:25                 ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-20  1:35                 ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-20  3:34                   ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-17 18:50           ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-19  2:23             ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-19  6:22               ` Saeed Mahameed
2020-11-19 14:00                 ` Jason Gunthorpe
2020-11-20  3:35                   ` Jakub Kicinski
2020-11-20  3:50                     ` Parav Pandit
2020-11-20 16:16                     ` Jason Gunthorpe

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