[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 0/2] Balanced allocation of hugepages

Sergio Gonzalez Monroy sergio.gonzalez.monroy at intel.com
Thu Jun 8 17:44:49 CEST 2017

On 08/06/2017 13:14, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 08, 2017 at 02:21:58PM +0300, Ilya Maximets wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I just want to clarify current status of these patches.
>> As I understand, moving to the new build system (for example,
>> meson+ninja as proposed[1] by Bruce) is a very long process.
>> But we have issues with imbalanced memory allocation now, and
>> IMHO it's better to fix them in a near future.
>> Latest version (v5) of balanced allocation patches adds linbuma
>> as general unconditional dependency which conflicts with the
>> current DPDK policies.
>> So, there are 2 option:
>> 	1. Return back config option RTE_LIBRTE_EAL_NUMA_AWARE_HUGEPAGES
>> 	   from the first version of the patch and disable it by default.
>> 	2. Keep patch as it is now and make everyone install libnuma
>> 	   for successful build.
>> I have no preferences about above options. I'm asking your opinions.
>> Bruce, Sergio, Thomas, what do you think?
>> [1] http://dpdk.org/ml/archives/dev/2017-June/067428.html
>> Best regards, Ilya Maximets.
> I would be ok with having libnuma as a dependency, so I think I'd prefer
> option 2 to 1, assuming libnuma is available in all major Linux distros.
> /Bruce

+1 on option 2 (current patch and libnuma as DPDK dependency).


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