[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] mbuf: add bulk free function

Olivier Matz olivier.matz at 6wind.com
Wed Sep 11 13:33:13 CEST 2019


Hi,

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 12:18:34PM +0100, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:19:08 +0000
> Morten Brørup <mb at smartsharesystems.com> wrote:
> 
> > Add function for freeing a bulk of mbufs.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Morten Brørup <mb at smartsharesystems.com>
> > ---
> >  lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf.h | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> >  1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)
> > 
> > diff --git a/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf.h b/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf.h
> > index 98225ec80..f2e174da1 100644
> > --- a/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf.h
> > +++ b/lib/librte_mbuf/rte_mbuf.h
> > @@ -1907,6 +1907,23 @@ static inline void rte_pktmbuf_free(struct rte_mbuf *m)
> >  	}
> >  }
> >  
> > +/**
> > + * Free a bulk of mbufs back into their original mempool.
> > + *
> > + *  @param mbufs
> > + *    Array of pointers to mbufs
> > + *  @param count
> > + *    Array size
> > + */
> > +static inline void
> > +rte_pktmbuf_free_bulk(struct rte_mbuf **mbufs, unsigned count)
> > +{
> > +	unsigned idx = 0;
> > +
> > +	for (idx = 0; idx < count; idx++)
> > +		rte_pktmbuf_free(mbufs[idx]);
> > +}
> > +
> 
> You can optimize this to use mempool bulk put operation.

A bulk free for mbuf is not as simple as a bulk mempool put, because
of indirect mbufs, and because mbufs may return in different mempools.

Morten, do you have more details about why do you need such a function?

Thanks,
Olivier


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