[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/3] eal: add new rte color definition

Ananyev, Konstantin konstantin.ananyev at intel.com
Tue Dec 18 13:10:38 CET 2018


> > > > > > > > > > > diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_color.h
> > > > > > > > > > b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_color.h
> > > > > > > > > > > new file mode 100644
> > > > > > > > > > > index 000000000..f4387071b
> > > > > > > > > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > > > > > > > > +++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_color.h
> > > > > > > > > > > @@ -0,0 +1,18 @@
> > > > > > > > > > > +/* SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
> > > > > > > > > > > + * Copyright(c) 2018 Intel Corporation  */
> > > > > > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > > > > > +#ifndef _RTE_COLOR_H_ #define _RTE_COLOR_H_
> > > > > > > > > > > +
> > > > > > > > > > > +/**
> > > > > > > > > > > + * Color
> > > > > > > > > > > + */
> > > > > > > > > > > +enum rte_color {
> > > > > > > > > > > +	RTE_COLOR_GREEN = 0, /**< Green */
> > > > > > > > > > > +	RTE_COLOR_YELLOW, /**< Yellow */
> > > > > > > > > > > +	RTE_COLOR_RED, /**< Red */
> > > > > > > > > > > +	RTE_COLORS /**< Number of colors */ };
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Does it really belong to EAL?
> > > > > > > > > > Konstantin
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Why not?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > It needs to be visible to multiple libraries: ethdev,
> > > > > > > > > meter, sched, as well as drivers. We'd like to avoid
> > > > > > > > > adding more complexity to
> > > > > > > dependencies
> > > > > > > > between libraries.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > It is very generic. EAL common/include is currently the
> > > > > > > > > place to put generic data structures, functions, algs, etc
> > > > > > > > > that are widely used by DPDK
> > > > > > > > libraries. Lots of similar examples are easy to find in this folder.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I don't think it is *that* generic to be in EAL.
> > > > > > > > Yes it is used by few libs, ethdev and by softnic PMD, but
> > > > > > > > it doesn't look as core dpdk thing to me.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Where else would you put it?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > If it defines format of rte_mbuf fileds, then probably new
> > > > > > > > .h inside
> > > > > > > librte_mbuf is
> > > > > > > > a good place.
> > > > > > > > Other alternatives would be rte_ethdev or rte_net.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > After going through the lib/Makefile dependencies, I see we
> > > > > > > can have rte_color.h in eal or mbuf library only.
> > > > > > > Cannot keep it inside ethdev or net libraries because these
> > > > > > > two libraries already have dependency  on mbuf library, so
> > > > > > > cannot create loop dependency.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Snippet
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 1) DEPDIRS-librte_eal := librte_kvargs
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 2)DEPDIRS-librte_mbuf := librte_eal librte_mempool
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 3)DEPDIRS-librte_ethdev := librte_net librte_eal
> > > > > > > librte_mempool librte_ring DEPDIRS-librte_ethdev +=
> > > > > > > librte_mbuf DEPDIRS-librte_ethdev += librte_kvargs
> > > > > > > DEPDIRS-librte_ethdev += librte_cmdline
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 4) DEPDIRS-librte_net := librte_mbuf librte_eal
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 5) DEPDIRS-librte_meter := librte_eal
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > Reshma
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Yes, I wound not mind to put this header file in librte_net, it
> > > > > > makes sense to me. But librte_net depends on librte_mbuf, so
> > > > > > then librte_net is not
> > > > > an option.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The only two options are librte_eal and librte_mbuf. Between
> > > > > > these two, my vote was librte_eal (as we already have plenty of
> > > > > > similar items in librte_eal/common/include) instead of
> > > > > > librte_mbuf, as to me the
> > > > > packet color is not related to how DPDK decides to pick its packet
> > > > > meta-
> > > data.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > To me, librte_eal/common/include is still the best option, but I
> > > > > > guess I can live
> > > > > with librte_mbuf in case Konstantin has a hard opinion on it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What is your choice, Konstantin?
> > > > >
> > > > > If to choose between EAL and mbuf - I would choose mbuf, that what
> > > > > I stated in my previous mail, see above.
> > > > > BTW, I probably missing something, but why rte_net is not an option?
> > > > > What circular dependency you are talking about?
> > > > > Konstantin
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Since librte_net has mbuf in its dependent list as below from lib/Makefile.
> > > > i.e. DEPDIRS-librte_net := librte_mbuf librte_eal
> > > >
> > > > So now, If we move rte_color.h to librte_net, then need to add
> > > > librte_net to mbuf dependency list(as we are using rte_color.h in
> > > > rte_mbuf.h)
> > > >
> > > > Current mbuf dependency list is
> > > > DEPDIRS-librte_mbuf := librte_eal librte_mempool
> > > >
> > > > The new will be
> > > > DEPDIRS-librte_mbuf := librte_eal librte_mempool librte_net
> > > >
> > > > So this will create circular dependency, I think this is not allowed in DPDK
> > right?
> > >
> > > I understand that part, but why rte_color definitions have to be
> > > visible by rte_mbuf?
> > > Do you refer it in rte_mbuf functions?
> >
> >
> > Oh yes, in 2nd patch of this patchset we have added new set/get functions in
> > librte_mbuf, there ,we are referring the rte_color.
> > I am sorry I would have been more explicit in my earlier mail.
> >
> 
> I guess Reshma is referring to 2nd patch of the v3 version which is the latest version of this series.
> Patchwork: https://patches.dpdk.org/patch/48788/
> Mail list: https://mails.dpdk.org/archives/dev/2018-December/120848.html
> 

Thanks for clarification.
In theory inside mbuf color is just uint8_t, so I think you can keep mrte_mbuf.h as it is,
and have rte_color and realted function definitions in different place (rte_net/rte_meter). 
Another possible option is to create a new .h file inside librte_mbuf (rte_mbuf_meter.h or so),
put related struct/enum/function definitions into it and  include it from rte_mbuf.h       

Konstantin


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