[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/2] mempool: add stack (lifo) mempool handler
jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com
Tue Jun 21 05:42:57 CEST 2016
On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 03:54:20PM +0200, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 2016-06-20 18:55, Jerin Jacob:
> > On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 02:08:10PM +0100, David Hunt wrote:
> > > This is a mempool handler that is useful for pipelining apps, where
> > > the mempool cache doesn't really work - example, where we have one
> > > core doing rx (and alloc), and another core doing Tx (and return). In
> > > such a case, the mempool ring simply cycles through all the mbufs,
> > > resulting in a LLC miss on every mbuf allocated when the number of
> > > mbufs is large. A stack recycles buffers more effectively in this
> > > case.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: David Hunt <david.hunt at intel.com>
> > > ---
> > > lib/librte_mempool/Makefile | 1 +
> > > lib/librte_mempool/rte_mempool_stack.c | 145 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > How about moving new mempool handlers to drivers/mempool? (or similar).
> > In future, adding HW specific handlers in lib/librte_mempool/ may be bad idea.
> You're probably right.
> However we need to check and understand what a HW mempool handler will be.
> I imagine the first of them will have to move handlers in drivers/
> Jerin, are you volunteer?
We are planning to upstream a HW based mempool handler.
Not sure about the timelines. We will take up this as part of a HW
based mempool upstreaming if no one takes it before that.
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