[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/4] vhost: prefetch descriptor after the read barrier

Maxime Coquelin maxime.coquelin at redhat.com
Wed Dec 19 09:21:12 CET 2018


This patch moves the prefetch after the available index
is read to avoid prefetching a descriptor not available yet.

Signed-off-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>
---
 lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
index a9b1bc55f..a9be633de 100644
--- a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
+++ b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
@@ -755,7 +755,6 @@ virtio_dev_rx_split(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
 	struct buf_vector buf_vec[BUF_VECTOR_MAX];
 	uint16_t avail_head;
 
-	rte_prefetch0(&vq->avail->ring[vq->last_avail_idx & (vq->size - 1)]);
 	avail_head = *((volatile uint16_t *)&vq->avail->idx);
 
 	/*
@@ -764,6 +763,8 @@ virtio_dev_rx_split(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
 	 */
 	rte_smp_rmb();
 
+	rte_prefetch0(&vq->avail->ring[vq->last_avail_idx & (vq->size - 1)]);
+
 	for (pkt_idx = 0; pkt_idx < count; pkt_idx++) {
 		uint32_t pkt_len = pkts[pkt_idx]->pkt_len + dev->vhost_hlen;
 		uint16_t nr_vec = 0;
@@ -1339,8 +1340,6 @@ virtio_dev_tx_split(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
 		}
 	}
 
-	rte_prefetch0(&vq->avail->ring[vq->last_avail_idx & (vq->size - 1)]);
-
 	free_entries = *((volatile uint16_t *)&vq->avail->idx) -
 			vq->last_avail_idx;
 	if (free_entries == 0)
@@ -1352,6 +1351,8 @@ virtio_dev_tx_split(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
 	 */
 	rte_smp_rmb();
 
+	rte_prefetch0(&vq->avail->ring[vq->last_avail_idx & (vq->size - 1)]);
+
 	VHOST_LOG_DEBUG(VHOST_DATA, "(%d) %s\n", dev->vid, __func__);
 
 	count = RTE_MIN(count, MAX_PKT_BURST);
-- 
2.17.2



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