[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 24/33] app/testeventdev: add perf queue test

Van Haaren, Harry harry.van.haaren at intel.com
Fri Jun 23 14:47:50 CEST 2017

> From: Jerin Jacob [mailto:jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 8:59 PM
> To: dev at dpdk.org
> Cc: Richardson, Bruce <bruce.richardson at intel.com>; Van Haaren, Harry
> <harry.van.haaren at intel.com>; hemant.agrawal at nxp.com; Eads, Gage <gage.eads at intel.com>;
> nipun.gupta at nxp.com; Vangati, Narender <narender.vangati at intel.com>; Rao, Nikhil
> <nikhil.rao at intel.com>; gprathyusha at caviumnetworks.com; Jerin Jacob
> <jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com>
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 24/33] app/testeventdev: add perf queue test
> This is a performance test case that aims at testing the following:
> 1. Measure the number of events can be processed in a second.
> 2. Measure the latency to forward an event.
> The perf queue test configures the eventdev with Q queues and P ports,
> where Q is nb_producers * nb_stages and P is nb_workers + nb_producers.
> The user can choose the number of workers, the number of producers and
> number of stages through the --wlcores , --plcores and the --stlist
> application command line arguments respectively.
> The producer(s) injects the events to eventdev based the
> first stage sched type list requested by the user through --stlist
> the command line argument.
> Based on the number of stages to process(selected through --stlist),
> the application forwards the event to next upstream queue and
> terminates when it reaches the last stage in the pipeline.
> On event termination, application increments the number events
> processed and print periodically in one second to get the
> number of events processed in one second.

We should forward events for longer than one second. From a SW PMD perspective, it takes some time for caches to warm up, so running a test for 1 second isn't very representative. Suggestion of running default 5 seconds, as a balance between consistent performance and keeping the test runs short?

I'm aware of the --nb_pkts=X arg, this is more about solid defaults :)

> When --fwd_latency command line option selected, the application
> inserts the timestamp in the event on the first stage and then
> on termination, it updates the number of cycles to forward
> a packet. The application uses this value to compute the average
> latency to a forward packet.
> Example command to run perf queue test:
> sudo build/app/dpdk-test-eventdev --vdev=event_sw0 -- --test=perf_queue\
> --slcore=1 --plcores=2 --wlcore=3 --stlist=p --nb_pkts=1000000000
> Signed-off-by: Jerin Jacob <jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com>

With the above open;

Acked-by: Harry van Haaren <harry.van.haaren at intel.com>

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