[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v6 1/5] mempool: support external handler

Hunt, David david.hunt at intel.com
Wed Jun 1 18:29:49 CEST 2016

On 6/1/2016 5:19 PM, David Hunt wrote:
> Until now, the objects stored in a mempool were internally stored in a
> ring. This patch introduces the possibility to register external handlers
> replacing the ring.
> The default behavior remains unchanged, but calling the new function
> rte_mempool_set_handler() right after rte_mempool_create_empty() allows
> the user to change the handler that will be used when populating
> the mempool.
> v7 changes:
>    * Moved the flags handling from rte_mempool_create_empty to
>      rte_mempool_create, as it's only there for backward compatibility
>    * Various comment additions and cleanup
>    * Renamed rte_mempool_handler to rte_mempool_ops
>    * Added a union for *pool and u64 pool_id in struct rte_mempool

These v7 changes should me merged with the v6 changes below as this is a 
v6 patch.
Or removed altogether, as they are in the cover letter.

> v6 changes:
>    * split the original patch into a few parts for easier review.
>    * rename functions with _ext_ to _ops_.
>    * addressed some review comments
>    * renamed put and get functions to enqueue and dequeue
>    * renamed rte_mempool_handler struct to rte_mempool_handler_ops
>    * changed occurences of rte_mempool_handler_ops to const, as they
>      contain function pointers (security)
>    * added some extra comments


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