[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] vhost: batch used descs chains write-back with packed ring

Michael S. Tsirkin mst at redhat.com
Thu Dec 20 19:19:24 CET 2018


On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 05:47:55PM +0100, Maxime Coquelin wrote:
> Instead of writing back descriptors chains in order, let's
> write the first chain flags last in order to improve batching.
> 
> Also, move the write barrier in logging cache sync, so that it
> is done only when logging is enabled. It means there is now
> one more barrier for split ring when logging is enabled.
> 
> With Kernel's pktgen benchmark, ~3% performance gain is measured.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin at redhat.com>

Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst at redhat.com>


> ---
>  lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h      |  2 ++
>  lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c | 19 ++++++++++++++++---
>  2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h b/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h
> index 3b3265c4b..7d1d8a308 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h
> +++ b/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h
> @@ -457,6 +457,8 @@ vhost_log_cache_sync(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq)
>  		   !dev->log_base))
>  		return;
>  
> +	rte_smp_wmb();
> +
>  	log_base = (unsigned long *)(uintptr_t)dev->log_base;
>  
>  	/*
> diff --git a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
> index 8c657a101..02c1fd3a4 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
> @@ -97,6 +97,8 @@ flush_shadow_used_ring_packed(struct virtio_net *dev,
>  {
>  	int i;
>  	uint16_t used_idx = vq->last_used_idx;
> +	uint16_t head_idx = vq->last_used_idx;
> +	uint16_t head_flags = 0;
>  
>  	/* Split loop in two to save memory barriers */
>  	for (i = 0; i < vq->shadow_used_idx; i++) {
> @@ -126,12 +128,17 @@ flush_shadow_used_ring_packed(struct virtio_net *dev,
>  			flags &= ~VRING_DESC_F_AVAIL;
>  		}
>  
> -		vq->desc_packed[vq->last_used_idx].flags = flags;
> +		if (i > 0) {
> +			vq->desc_packed[vq->last_used_idx].flags = flags;
>  
> -		vhost_log_cache_used_vring(dev, vq,
> +			vhost_log_cache_used_vring(dev, vq,
>  					vq->last_used_idx *
>  					sizeof(struct vring_packed_desc),
>  					sizeof(struct vring_packed_desc));
> +		} else {
> +			head_idx = vq->last_used_idx;
> +			head_flags = flags;
> +		}
>  
>  		vq->last_used_idx += vq->shadow_used_packed[i].count;
>  		if (vq->last_used_idx >= vq->size) {
> @@ -140,7 +147,13 @@ flush_shadow_used_ring_packed(struct virtio_net *dev,
>  		}
>  	}
>  
> -	rte_smp_wmb();
> +	vq->desc_packed[head_idx].flags = head_flags;
> +
> +	vhost_log_cache_used_vring(dev, vq,
> +				head_idx *
> +				sizeof(struct vring_packed_desc),
> +				sizeof(struct vring_packed_desc));
> +
>  	vq->shadow_used_idx = 0;
>  	vhost_log_cache_sync(dev, vq);
>  }
> -- 
> 2.17.2


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