[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] eal: added new api to only enqueue a packet in tx buffer

Nilanjan Sarkar nsarkar at sandvine.com
Thu Aug 8 13:17:06 CEST 2019

This api is similar like api `rte_eth_tx_buffer` except it
does not attempt to flush the buffer in case buffer is full.
The advantage is that, this api does not need port id and
queue id. In case port id and queue id are shared within threads
then application can not buffer a packet until it gets access
to port and queue. So this function segregate buffering
job from flushing job and thus removes dependency on port and queue.

Signed-off-by: Nilanjan Sarkar <nsarkar at sandvine.com>
lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h | 31 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 31 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
index dc6596b..8055928 100644
--- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
+++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
@@ -4569,6 +4569,37 @@ rte_eth_tx_buffer(uint16_t port_id, uint16_t queue_id,
        return rte_eth_tx_buffer_flush(port_id, queue_id, buffer);

+ * Buffer a single packet for future transmission on Tx buffer. This buffer
+ * can be sent to a port and queue of a NIC using rte_eth_tx_buffer_flush ()
+ * call.
+ *
+ * This function enqueues a packet to Tx buffer. In case there is no space
+ * in Tx buffer, this function fails.
+ * Tx buffer will be flushed using rte_eth_tx_buffer_flush () call. It is
+ * application's responsibility to flush the Tx buffer in regular interval.
+ *
+ * @param buffer
+ *  Buffer used to collect packets to be sent.
+ * @param tx_pkt
+ *  Pointer to the packet mbuf to be sent.
+ * @return
+ *  0 = packet has been buffered for later transmission
+ *  -1 = Packet can not be buffered since it reached limit
+ */
+static __rte_always_inline int8_t
+rte_eth_tx_enqueue(struct rte_eth_dev_tx_buffer *buffer, struct rte_mbuf *tx_pkt)
+       if (buffer->length < buffer->size)
+       {
+               buffer->pkts[buffer->length++] = tx_pkt;
+               return 0;
+       }
+       return -1;
#ifdef __cplusplus


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