[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/3] net/i40e: add runtime option to disable vector rx

Ananyev, Konstantin konstantin.ananyev at intel.com
Tue May 21 19:20:51 CEST 2019



> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Vector RX functions are not at feature parity with non-vector ones and
> > > > > currently the vector RX path is enabled by default. Hence, the only
> > > > > option to force selection of non-vector variants and be able to retain
> > > > > functionality is to disable vector PMD globally at compile time via the
> > > > > config file option.
> > > > >
> > > > > This patch introduces a new runtime device config option named
> > > > > disable-vec-rx to allow users to limit the driver to make a choice among
> > > > > non-vector RX functions, on a per device basis. This runtime option
> > > > > defaults to a value of zero, allowing vector RX functions to be
> > > > > selected (current behavior). When disable-vec-rx=1 is specified for a
> > > > > device, even if all the other requirements to select a vector RX
> > > > > function are satisfied, the driver will still pick one out of the
> > > > > appropriate non-vector RX functions.
> > > >
> > > > Not sure I understand the logic of that patch.
> > > > If i40e RX PMD selects wrong RX function that doesn't provide
> > > > requested by user functionality (which one?) -
> > > > then it is a bug in i40e RX function selection code that needs to be fixed.
> > > > No point to introduce some new config options for that.
> > > > Konstantin
> > > >
> > > Current design of RX function selection for the PMDs make it an
> > > initialization time deal. However, the first rte_flow request (thus the need
> > > to enable FD / RTE_FDIR_MODE_PERFECT) may come in at any point in
> > > time, well after the RX function was selected (e.g., OVS does this when the
> > > first packet that can be offloaded arrives). The design in this patch gives
> > > such applications a choice to restrict possible RX functions to non-vector
> > > paths proactively.
> >
> > If you plan to use FD mode on your device, why not enable it
> > at setup phase via rte_eth_dev_configure()?
> > Then proper rx function would be selected.
> >
> 
> FDIR_MODE was designed to bind late automatically -- it is set when the first
> filter rule is parsed, and unset when the last rule is removed.

Why is that, if you can define it at configuration stage, and RX function
selection is based on it?

> As there are likely
> other features not yet supported by the vector path, it felt more appropriate
> to have a generic flag for applications to not choose vector path.

Once again - if some vector RX doesn't support particular requested at config
feature, it wouldn't be selected. If it is not the case, then it is a bug in
rx function selection code and should be fixed, instead of introducing workaround flags.

> In fact, the
> proposed option is the dual of already shipping use-latest-supported-vec
> flag that lets the apps do the opposite (i.e. choose the "most" vectorized path).

I don't think that's the same thing.
>From my perspective 'use-latest-supported-vec' is to overcome HW limitations.

In your case, as I can see, all you need is to declare to HW/PMD that you plan
to use FD HW capabilities and proper RX function will be selected automatically
(pretty much as with other HW offloads, TX cksum, RX multi-seg, etc.). 


> 
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Signed-off-by: Mesut Ali Ergin <mesut.a.ergin at intel.com>
> > > > > ---
> > > > >  doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst       | 14 +++++++++
> > > > >  drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c | 70
> > > > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> > > > >  drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.h |  1 +
> > > > >  drivers/net/i40e/i40e_rxtx.c   |  4 +++
> > > > >  4 files changed, 88 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > > >
> > > > > diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
> > > > > index a97484c..532cc64 100644
> > > > > --- a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
> > > > > +++ b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
> > > > > @@ -183,6 +183,20 @@ Runtime Config Options
> > > > >
> > > > >    -w 84:00.0,use-latest-supported-vec=1
> > > > >
> > > > > +- ``Disable RX Vector Functions `` (default ``vector RX enabled``)
> > > > > +
> > > > > +  When config file option for the vector PMD is enabled, vector RX
> > functions
> > > > may
> > > > > +  be the default choice of the driver at device initialization time, if certain
> > > > > +  conditions apply. However, vector RX functions may not always be at
> > > > feature
> > > > > +  parity with non-vector ones. In order to allow users to override vector
> > RX
> > > > > +  function selection behavior at runtime, the ``devargs`` parameter
> > > > > +  ``disable-vec-rx`` is introduced, such that
> > > > > +
> > > > > +  -w DBDF,disable-vec-rx=1
> > > > > +
> > > > > +  would force driver to limit its choices to non-vector RX function variants
> > for
> > > > > +  the device specified by the DBDF.
> > > > > +
> > > > >  Vector RX Pre-conditions
> > > > >  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > > >  For Vector RX it is assumed that the number of descriptor rings will be a
> > power
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
> > b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
> > > > > index cab440f..19fbd23 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.c
> > > > > @@ -44,6 +44,7 @@
> > > > >  #define ETH_I40E_SUPPORT_MULTI_DRIVER	"support-multi-driver"
> > > > >  #define ETH_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF_ARG	"queue-num-per-vf"
> > > > >  #define ETH_I40E_USE_LATEST_VEC	"use-latest-supported-vec"
> > > > > +#define ETH_I40E_DISABLE_VEC_RX	"disable-vec-rx"
> > > > >
> > > > >  #define I40E_CLEAR_PXE_WAIT_MS     200
> > > > >
> > > > > @@ -410,6 +411,7 @@ static const char *const valid_keys[] = {
> > > > >  	ETH_I40E_SUPPORT_MULTI_DRIVER,
> > > > >  	ETH_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF_ARG,
> > > > >  	ETH_I40E_USE_LATEST_VEC,
> > > > > +	ETH_I40E_DISABLE_VEC_RX,
> > > > >  	NULL};
> > > > >
> > > > >  static const struct rte_pci_id pci_id_i40e_map[] = {
> > > > > @@ -1263,6 +1265,68 @@ i40e_use_latest_vec(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
> > > > >  	return 0;
> > > > >  }
> > > > >
> > > > > +static int
> > > > > +i40e_parse_disable_vec_rx_handler(__rte_unused const char *key,
> > > > > +				const char *value,
> > > > > +				void *opaque)
> > > > > +{
> > > > > +	struct i40e_adapter *ad;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	ad = (struct i40e_adapter *)opaque;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	switch (atoi(value)) {
> > > > > +	case 0:
> > > > > +		/* Selection of RX vector functions left untouched*/
> > > > > +		break;
> > > > > +	case 1:
> > > > > +		/* Disable RX vector functions as requested*/
> > > > > +		ad->rx_vec_allowed = false;
> > > > > +	break;
> > > > > +	default:
> > > > > +		PMD_DRV_LOG(WARNING, "Value should be 0 or 1, set it as
> > > > 1!");
> > > > > +	break;
> > > > > +	}
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	return 0;
> > > > > +}
> > > > > +
> > > > > +int
> > > > > +i40e_disable_vec_rx(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
> > > > > +{
> > > > > +	struct i40e_adapter *ad =
> > > > > +		I40E_DEV_PRIVATE_TO_ADAPTER(dev->data->dev_private);
> > > > > +	struct rte_kvargs *kvlist;
> > > > > +	int kvargs_count;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	if (!dev->device->devargs)
> > > > > +		return 0;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	kvlist = rte_kvargs_parse(dev->device->devargs->args, valid_keys);
> > > > > +	if (!kvlist)
> > > > > +		return -EINVAL;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	kvargs_count = rte_kvargs_count(kvlist, ETH_I40E_DISABLE_VEC_RX);
> > > > > +	if (!kvargs_count) {
> > > > > +		rte_kvargs_free(kvlist);
> > > > > +		return 0;
> > > > > +	}
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	if (kvargs_count > 1)
> > > > > +		PMD_DRV_LOG(WARNING, "More than one argument \"%s\"
> > > > and only "
> > > > > +			    "the first invalid or last valid one is used !",
> > > > > +			    ETH_I40E_DISABLE_VEC_RX);
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	if (rte_kvargs_process(kvlist, ETH_I40E_DISABLE_VEC_RX,
> > > > > +				i40e_parse_disable_vec_rx_handler, ad) < 0) {
> > > > > +		rte_kvargs_free(kvlist);
> > > > > +		return -EINVAL;
> > > > > +	}
> > > > > +
> > > > > +	rte_kvargs_free(kvlist);
> > > > > +	return 0;
> > > > > +}
> > > > > +
> > > > >  #define I40E_ALARM_INTERVAL 50000 /* us */
> > > > >
> > > > >  static int
> > > > > @@ -1795,6 +1859,9 @@ i40e_dev_configure(struct rte_eth_dev *dev)
> > > > >  	ad->tx_simple_allowed = true;
> > > > >  	ad->tx_vec_allowed = true;
> > > > >
> > > > > +	/* Check if users wanted to disable vector RX functions */
> > > > > +	i40e_disable_vec_rx(dev);
> > > > > +
> > > > >  	/* Only legacy filter API needs the following fdir config. So when the
> > > > >  	 * legacy filter API is deprecated, the following codes should also be
> > > > >  	 * removed.
> > > > > @@ -12790,4 +12857,5 @@
> > RTE_PMD_REGISTER_PARAM_STRING(net_i40e,
> > > > >  			      ETH_I40E_FLOATING_VEB_LIST_ARG "=<string>"
> > > > >  			      ETH_I40E_QUEUE_NUM_PER_VF_ARG
> > > > "=1|2|4|8|16"
> > > > >  			      ETH_I40E_SUPPORT_MULTI_DRIVER "=1"
> > > > > -			      ETH_I40E_USE_LATEST_VEC "=0|1");
> > > > > +			      ETH_I40E_USE_LATEST_VEC "=0|1"
> > > > > +			      ETH_I40E_DISABLE_VEC_RX "=0|1");
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.h
> > b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.h
> > > > > index 9855038..906bfe9 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.h
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_ethdev.h
> > > > > @@ -1248,6 +1248,7 @@ int i40e_config_rss_filter(struct i40e_pf *pf,
> > > > >  		struct i40e_rte_flow_rss_conf *conf, bool add);
> > > > >  int i40e_vf_representor_init(struct rte_eth_dev *ethdev, void
> > *init_params);
> > > > >  int i40e_vf_representor_uninit(struct rte_eth_dev *ethdev);
> > > > > +int i40e_disable_vec_rx(struct rte_eth_dev *dev);
> > > > >
> > > > >  #define I40E_DEV_TO_PCI(eth_dev) \
> > > > >  	RTE_DEV_TO_PCI((eth_dev)->device)
> > > > > diff --git a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_rxtx.c b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_rxtx.c
> > > > > index 1489552..7e66f59 100644
> > > > > --- a/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_rxtx.c
> > > > > +++ b/drivers/net/i40e/i40e_rxtx.c
> > > > > @@ -1736,6 +1736,10 @@ i40e_dev_rx_queue_setup_runtime(struct
> > > > rte_eth_dev *dev,
> > > > >  		 */
> > > > >  		ad->rx_bulk_alloc_allowed = true;
> > > > >  		ad->rx_vec_allowed = true;
> > > > > +
> > > > > +		/* Check if users wanted to disable vector RX functions */
> > > > > +		i40e_disable_vec_rx(dev);
> > > > > +
> > > > >  		dev->data->scattered_rx = use_scattered_rx;
> > > > >  		if (use_def_burst_func)
> > > > >  			ad->rx_bulk_alloc_allowed = false;
> > > > > --
> > > > > 2.7.4



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