[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v5 1/3] lib: add Generic Receive Offload API framework
stephen at networkplumber.org
Mon Jun 19 17:55:00 CEST 2017
On Sun, 18 Jun 2017 15:21:07 +0800
Jiayu Hu <jiayu.hu at intel.com> wrote:
> + * This is the main reassembly API used in lightweight mode, which
> + * merges numbers of packets at a time. After it returns, applications
> + * can get GROed packets immediately. Applications don't need to
> + * flush packets manually. In lightweight mode, applications just need
> + * to tell the reassembly API what rules should be applied when merge
> + * packets. Therefore, applications can perform GRO in very a simple
> + * way.
> + *
> + * To process one packet, we find its corresponding reassembly table
> + * according to the packet type. Then search for the reassembly table
> + * to find one packet to merge. If find, chain the two packets together.
> + * If not find, insert the inputted packet into the reassembly table.
> + * Besides, to merge two packets is to chain them together. No
> + * memory copy is needed. Before rte_gro_reassemble_burst returns,
> + * header checksums of merged packets are re-calculated.
> + *
> + * @param pkts
> + * a pointer array which points to the packets to reassemble. After
> + * GRO, it is also used to keep GROed packets.
> + * @param nb_pkts
> + * the number of packets to reassemble.
> + * @param param
> + * Applications use param to tell rte_gro_reassemble_burst what rules
> + * are demanded.
> + * @return
> + * the number of packets after GROed.
> + */
> +uint16_t rte_gro_reassemble_burst(struct rte_mbuf **pkts __rte_unused,
> + const uint16_t nb_pkts __rte_unused,
> + const struct rte_gro_param param __rte_unused);
I think the __rte_unused attribute should be on the function definition,
not on the prototype. I think GCC ignores it on function prototypes.
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