[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] meson: make build configurable

Michael Santana Francisco msantana at redhat.com
Wed May 29 22:15:02 CEST 2019


On 5/29/19 12:39 PM, Ilya Maximets wrote:
> The first thing many developers do before start building DPDK is
> disabling all the not needed divers and libraries. This happens
> just because more than a half of DPDK dirvers and libraries are not
> needed for the particular reason. For example, you don't need
> dpaa*, octeon*, various croypto devices, eventdev, etc. if you're
> only want to build OVS for x86_64 with static linking.
>
> By disabling everything you don't need, build speeds up literally 10x
> times. This is important for CI systems. For example, TravisCI wastes
> 10 minutes for the default DPDK build just to check linking with OVS.
>
> Another thing is the binary size. Number of DPDK libraries and,
> as a result, size of resulted statically linked application decreases
> significantly.
>
> Important thing also that you're able to not install some dependencies
> if you don't have them on a target platform. Just disable libs/drivers
> that depends on it. Similar thing for the glibc version mismatch
> between build and target platforms.
>
> Also, I have to note that less code means less probability of
> failures and less number of attack vectors.
>
> This patch gives 'meson' the power of configurability that we
> have with 'make'. Using new options it's possible to enable just
> what you need and nothing more.
>
> For example, following cmdline could be used to build almost minimal
> set of DPDK libs and drivers to check OVS build:
>
>    $ meson build -Dexamples='' -Dtests=false -Denable_kmods=false \
>                  -Ddrivers_bus=pci,vdev          \
>                  -Ddrivers_mempool=ring          \
>                  -Ddrivers_net=null,virtio,ring  \
>                  -Ddrivers_crypto=virtio         \
>                  -Ddrivers_compress=none         \
>                  -Ddrivers_event=none            \
>                  -Ddrivers_baseband=none         \
>                  -Ddrivers_raw=none              \
>                  -Ddrivers_common=none           \
>                  -Dlibs=kvargs,eal,cmdline,ring,mempool,mbuf,net,meter,\
>                         ethdev,pci,hash,cryptodev,pdump,vhost \
>                  -Dapps=none
>
> Adding a few real net drivers will give configuration that can be used
> in production environment.
>
> Looks not very pretty, but this could be moved to a script.
>
> Build details:
>
>    Build targets in project: 57
>
>    $ time ninja
>    real    0m11,528s
>    user    1m4,137s
>    sys     0m4,935s
>
>    $ du -sh ../dpdk_meson_install/
>    3,5M    ../dpdk_meson_install/
>
> To compare with what we have without these options:
>
>    $ meson build -Dexamples='' -Dtests=false -Denable_kmods=false
>    Build targets in project: 434
>
>    $ time ninja
>    real    1m38,963s
>    user    10m18,624s
>    sys     0m45,478s
>
>    $ du -sh ../dpdk_meson_install/
>    27M     ../dpdk_meson_install/
>
> 10x speed up for the user time.
> 7.7 times size decrease.
>
> This is probably not much user-friendly because it's not a Kconfig
> and dependency tracking in meson is really poor, so it requires
> usually few iterations to pick correct set of libraries to satisfy
> all dependencies. However, it's not a big deal. Options intended
> for a proficient users who knows what they need.
>
> Signed-off-by: Ilya Maximets <i.maximets at samsung.com>
> ---
>   app/meson.build              |  5 +++++
>   drivers/baseband/meson.build |  5 +++++
>   drivers/bus/meson.build      |  6 ++++++
>   drivers/common/meson.build   |  6 ++++++
>   drivers/compress/meson.build |  5 +++++
>   drivers/crypto/meson.build   |  5 +++++
>   drivers/event/meson.build    |  6 ++++++
>   drivers/mempool/meson.build  |  6 ++++++
>   drivers/net/meson.build      |  6 ++++++
>   drivers/raw/meson.build      |  6 ++++++
>   lib/meson.build              |  5 +++++
>   meson_options.txt            | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++
>   12 files changed, 83 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/app/meson.build b/app/meson.build
> index 2b9fdef74..48972954c 100644
> --- a/app/meson.build
> +++ b/app/meson.build
> @@ -17,6 +17,11 @@ apps = [
>   	'test-pipeline',
>   	'test-pmd']
>   
> +enabled_apps = get_option('apps')
> +if enabled_apps != 'all'
> +	apps = (enabled_apps == 'none') ? [] : enabled_apps.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   # for BSD only
>   lib_execinfo = cc.find_library('execinfo', required: false)
>   
> diff --git a/drivers/baseband/meson.build b/drivers/baseband/meson.build
> index 52489df35..fabc80fc2 100644
> --- a/drivers/baseband/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/baseband/meson.build
> @@ -3,5 +3,10 @@
>   
>   drivers = ['null']
>   
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_baseband')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_ at 0@_PMD'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_pmd_ at 0@'
> diff --git a/drivers/bus/meson.build b/drivers/bus/meson.build
> index 80de2d91d..d1400ff28 100644
> --- a/drivers/bus/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/bus/meson.build
> @@ -2,6 +2,12 @@
>   # Copyright(c) 2017 Intel Corporation
>   
>   drivers = ['dpaa', 'fslmc', 'ifpga', 'pci', 'vdev', 'vmbus']
> +
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_bus')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   std_deps = ['eal']
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_ at 0@_BUS'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_bus_ at 0@'
> diff --git a/drivers/common/meson.build b/drivers/common/meson.build
> index a50934108..311511365 100644
> --- a/drivers/common/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/common/meson.build
> @@ -3,5 +3,11 @@
>   
>   std_deps = ['eal']
>   drivers = ['cpt', 'dpaax', 'mvep', 'octeontx', 'qat']
> +
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_common')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_ at 0@_COMMON'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_common_ at 0@'
> diff --git a/drivers/compress/meson.build b/drivers/compress/meson.build
> index 817ef3be4..5585ec537 100644
> --- a/drivers/compress/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/compress/meson.build
> @@ -3,6 +3,11 @@
>   
>   drivers = ['isal', 'octeontx', 'qat', 'zlib']
>   
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_compress')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   std_deps = ['compressdev'] # compressdev pulls in all other needed deps
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_ at 0@_PMD'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_pmd_ at 0@'
> diff --git a/drivers/crypto/meson.build b/drivers/crypto/meson.build
> index 83e78860e..7b1363f23 100644
> --- a/drivers/crypto/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/crypto/meson.build
> @@ -5,6 +5,11 @@ drivers = ['aesni_gcm', 'aesni_mb', 'caam_jr', 'ccp', 'dpaa_sec', 'dpaa2_sec',
>   	'kasumi', 'mvsam', 'null', 'octeontx', 'openssl', 'qat', 'scheduler',
>   	'snow3g', 'virtio', 'zuc']
>   
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_crypto')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   std_deps = ['cryptodev'] # cryptodev pulls in all other needed deps
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_ at 0@_PMD'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_pmd_ at 0@'
> diff --git a/drivers/event/meson.build b/drivers/event/meson.build
> index fb723f727..14e0c68ac 100644
> --- a/drivers/event/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/event/meson.build
> @@ -6,6 +6,12 @@ if not (toolchain == 'gcc' and cc.version().version_compare('<4.8.6') and
>   	dpdk_conf.has('RTE_ARCH_ARM64'))
>   	drivers += 'octeontx'
>   endif
> +
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_event')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   std_deps = ['eventdev', 'kvargs']
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_ at 0@_EVENTDEV_PMD'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_pmd_ at 0@_event'
> diff --git a/drivers/mempool/meson.build b/drivers/mempool/meson.build
> index 4527d9806..cfacedd1b 100644
> --- a/drivers/mempool/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/mempool/meson.build
> @@ -2,6 +2,12 @@
>   # Copyright(c) 2017 Intel Corporation
>   
>   drivers = ['bucket', 'dpaa', 'dpaa2', 'octeontx', 'ring', 'stack']
> +
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_mempool')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   std_deps = ['mempool']
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_ at 0@_MEMPOOL'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_mempool_ at 0@'
> diff --git a/drivers/net/meson.build b/drivers/net/meson.build
> index ed99896c3..901be5eac 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/net/meson.build
> @@ -42,6 +42,12 @@ drivers = ['af_packet',
>   	'virtio',
>   	'vmxnet3',
>   ]
> +
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_net')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   std_deps = ['ethdev', 'kvargs'] # 'ethdev' also pulls in mbuf, net, eal etc
>   std_deps += ['bus_pci']         # very many PMDs depend on PCI, so make std
>   std_deps += ['bus_vdev']        # same with vdev bus
> diff --git a/drivers/raw/meson.build b/drivers/raw/meson.build
> index a61cdccef..ca98e92f0 100644
> --- a/drivers/raw/meson.build
> +++ b/drivers/raw/meson.build
> @@ -2,6 +2,12 @@
>   # Copyright 2018 NXP
>   
>   drivers = ['skeleton_rawdev', 'dpaa2_cmdif', 'dpaa2_qdma', 'ifpga_rawdev']
> +
> +enabled_drivers = get_option('drivers_raw')
> +if enabled_drivers != 'all'
> +	drivers = (enabled_drivers == 'none') ? [] : enabled_drivers.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   std_deps = ['rawdev']
>   config_flag_fmt = 'RTE_LIBRTE_PMD_ at 0@_RAWDEV'
>   driver_name_fmt = 'rte_pmd_ at 0@'
> diff --git a/lib/meson.build b/lib/meson.build
> index e067ce5ea..384867926 100644
> --- a/lib/meson.build
> +++ b/lib/meson.build
> @@ -34,6 +34,11 @@ if is_windows
>   	libraries = ['kvargs','eal'] # only supported libraries for windows
>   endif
>   
> +enabled_libs = get_option('libs')
> +if enabled_libs != 'all'
> +	libraries = (enabled_libs == 'none') ? [] : enabled_libs.split(',')
> +endif
> +
>   default_cflags = machine_args
>   if cc.has_argument('-Wno-format-truncation')
>   	default_cflags += '-Wno-format-truncation'
> diff --git a/meson_options.txt b/meson_options.txt
> index 16d9f92c6..5184917b0 100644
> --- a/meson_options.txt
> +++ b/meson_options.txt
> @@ -2,6 +2,26 @@
>   
>   option('allow_invalid_socket_id', type: 'boolean', value: false,
>   	description: 'allow out-of-range NUMA socket id\'s for platforms that don\'t report the value correctly')
> +option('apps', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of applications to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_baseband', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of baseband drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_bus', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of bus drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_common', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of common drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_compress', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of compress drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_crypto', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of crypto drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_event', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of event drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_mempool', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of mempool drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_net', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of net drivers to build. Defaults to all')
> +option('drivers_raw', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of rawdev drivers to build. Defaults to all')
>   option('drivers_install_subdir', type: 'string', value: 'dpdk/pmds-<VERSION>',
>   	description: 'Subdirectory of libdir where to install PMDs. Defaults to using a versioned subdirectory.')
>   option('enable_docs', type: 'boolean', value: false,
> @@ -16,6 +36,8 @@ option('include_subdir_arch', type: 'string', value: '',
>   	description: 'subdirectory where to install arch-dependent headers')
>   option('kernel_dir', type: 'string', value: '',
>   	description: 'path to the kernel for building kernel modules, they will be installed in $DEST_DIR/$kernel_dir/../extra/dpdk')
> +option('libs', type: 'string', value: 'all',
> +	description: 'List of libraries to build. Defaults to all')
>   option('lib_musdk_dir', type: 'string', value: '',
>   	description: 'path to the MUSDK library installation directory')
>   option('machine', type: 'string', value: 'native',

I think this patch is the right step forward. This patch will speed up 
travis builds which is a big plus

Just one small comment, could you document/add some build examples to 
doc/build-sdk-meson.txt and other relevant doc files? Thanks

Acked-by: Michael Santana <msantana at redhat.com>



More information about the dev mailing list