[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4] ethdev: support flow aging

Tom Barbette barbette at kth.se
Thu Apr 30 09:49:15 CEST 2020



Le 30/04/2020 à 09:36, Matan Azrad a écrit :
> 
> Hi Tom
> 
> From: Tom Barbette
>> Great news!
>>
>> - I can understand why there is no timeout unit. But that's calling for user
>> nightmare. Eg I could only get from the code (and not from documentation
>> yet? ) of the following mlx5 driver patch that the value should be in tenth of
>> seconds. If I build an application that is supposed to work with "any NIC",
>> what can I do? We'd need a way to query the timeout unit (have it in
>> dev_info probably).
> 
> Please see the new age action structure in rte_flow.h
> You can see comments there that timeout units is in seconds....
Oh okay, did not catch that. Maybe mention of the unit in the AGE action 
documentation of rte_flow.rst would be helpful.
> 
>> - It's not totally clear if the rule is automatically removed or not. is this a
>> helper or an OpenFlow-like notification?
> 
> Only notification, the aged-out flow should be destroyed (or other action) by the application according to the application needs...
Makes sense.
> 
>> - Find a typo and grammar fix inline.
>> - Recently, Mellanox introduced the ability to create 330K flows/s. Any
>> performance considerations if those flow "expire" at the same rate?
> 
> We didn't see performance impact (should be same rate like count action).
Ok great!

Thanks!
> 
>>
>> Hope it's helpfull,
>>
>> Tom
>>
>> Le 21/04/2020 à 12:11, Bill Zhou a écrit :
>>> From: Dong Zhou <dongz at mellanox.com>
>>>
>>> One of the reasons to destroy a flow is the fact that no packet
>>> matches the flow for "timeout" time.
>>> For example, when TCP\UDP sessions are suddenly closed.
>>>
>>> Currently, there is not any DPDK mechanism for flow aging and the
>>> applications use their own ways to detect and destroy aged-out flows.
>>>
>>> The flow aging implementation need include:
>>> - A new rte_flow action: RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_AGE to set the timeout
>> and
>>>     the application flow context for each flow.
>>> - A new ethdev event: RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED for the driver to
>> report
>>>     that there are new aged-out flows.
>>> - A new rte_flow API: rte_flow_get_aged_flows to get the aged-out flows
>>>     contexts from the port.
>>> - Support input flow aging command line in Testpmd.
>>>
>>> The new event type addition in the enum is flagged as an ABI breakage,
>>> so an ignore rule is added for these reasons:
>>> - It is not changing value of existing types (except MAX)
>>> - The new value is not used by existing API if the event is not
>>> registered In general, it is safe adding new ethdev event types at the
>>> end of the enum, because of event callback registration mechanism.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Dong Zhou <dongz at mellanox.com>
>>> ---
>>> v2: Removing "* Added support for flow Aging mechanism base on
>> counter."
>>> this line from doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_05.rst, this patch does
>>> not include this support.
>>>
>>> v3: Update file libabigail.abignore, add one new suppressed
>>> enumeration type for RTE_ETH_EVENT_MAX.
>>>
>>> v4: Add justification in devtools/libabigail.abignore and in the
>>> commit log about the modification of v3.
>>> ---
>>>    app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c              | 26 ++++++++++
>>>    devtools/libabigail.abignore             |  6 +++
>>>    doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst       | 22 +++++++++
>>>    doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_05.rst   | 11 +++++
>>>    lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h           |  1 +
>>>    lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_version.map |  3 ++
>>>    lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c             | 18 +++++++
>>>    lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.h             | 62 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>    lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow_driver.h      |  6 +++
>>>    9 files changed, 155 insertions(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c b/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c
>>> index e6ab8ff2f7..45bcff3cf5 100644
>>> --- a/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c
>>> +++ b/app/test-pmd/cmdline_flow.c
>>> @@ -343,6 +343,8 @@ enum index {
>>>    	ACTION_SET_IPV4_DSCP_VALUE,
>>>    	ACTION_SET_IPV6_DSCP,
>>>    	ACTION_SET_IPV6_DSCP_VALUE,
>>> +	ACTION_AGE,
>>> +	ACTION_AGE_TIMEOUT,
>>>    };
>>>
>>>    /** Maximum size for pattern in struct rte_flow_item_raw. */ @@
>>> -1145,6 +1147,7 @@ static const enum index next_action[] = {
>>>    	ACTION_SET_META,
>>>    	ACTION_SET_IPV4_DSCP,
>>>    	ACTION_SET_IPV6_DSCP,
>>> +	ACTION_AGE,
>>>    	ZERO,
>>>    };
>>>
>>> @@ -1370,6 +1373,13 @@ static const enum index action_set_ipv6_dscp[]
>> = {
>>>    	ZERO,
>>>    };
>>>
>>> +static const enum index action_age[] = {
>>> +	ACTION_AGE,
>>> +	ACTION_AGE_TIMEOUT,
>>> +	ACTION_NEXT,
>>> +	ZERO,
>>> +};
>>> +
>>>    static int parse_set_raw_encap_decap(struct context *, const struct
>> token *,
>>>    				     const char *, unsigned int,
>>>    				     void *, unsigned int);
>>> @@ -3694,6 +3704,22 @@ static const struct token token_list[] = {
>>>    			     (struct rte_flow_action_set_dscp, dscp)),
>>>    		.call = parse_vc_conf,
>>>    	},
>>> +	[ACTION_AGE] = {
>>> +		.name = "age",
>>> +		.help = "set a specific metadata header",
>>> +		.next = NEXT(action_age),
>>> +		.priv = PRIV_ACTION(AGE,
>>> +			sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_age)),
>>> +		.call = parse_vc,
>>> +	},
>>> +	[ACTION_AGE_TIMEOUT] = {
>>> +		.name = "timeout",
>>> +		.help = "flow age timeout value",
>>> +		.args = ARGS(ARGS_ENTRY_BF(struct rte_flow_action_age,
>>> +					   timeout, 24)),
>>> +		.next = NEXT(action_age, NEXT_ENTRY(UNSIGNED)),
>>> +		.call = parse_vc_conf,
>>> +	},
>>>    };
>>>
>>>    /** Remove and return last entry from argument stack. */ diff --git
>>> a/devtools/libabigail.abignore b/devtools/libabigail.abignore index
>>> a59df8f135..c047adbd79 100644
>>> --- a/devtools/libabigail.abignore
>>> +++ b/devtools/libabigail.abignore
>>> @@ -11,3 +11,9 @@
>>>            type_kind = enum
>>>            name = rte_crypto_asym_xform_type
>>>            changed_enumerators =
>> RTE_CRYPTO_ASYM_XFORM_TYPE_LIST_END
>>> +; Ignore ethdev event enum update because new event cannot be ;
>>> +received if not registered [suppress_type]
>>> +        type_kind = enum
>>> +        name = rte_eth_event_type
>>> +        changed_enumerators = RTE_ETH_EVENT_MAX
>>> diff --git a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
>>> b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
>>> index 41c147913c..cf4368e1c4 100644
>>> --- a/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
>>> +++ b/doc/guides/prog_guide/rte_flow.rst
>>> @@ -2616,6 +2616,28 @@ Otherwise, RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_ACTION
>> error will be returned.
>>>       | ``dscp``  | DSCP in low 6 bits, rest ignore |
>>>       +-----------+---------------------------------+
>>>
>>> +Action: ``AGE``
>>> +^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> +
>>> +Set ageing timeout configuration to a flow.
>>> +
>>> +Event RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED will be reported if timeout passed
>>> +without any matching on the flow.
>>> +
>>> +.. _table_rte_flow_action_age:
>>> +
>>> +.. table:: AGE
>>> +
>>> +   +--------------+---------------------------------+
>>> +   | Field        | Value                           |
>>> +   +==============+=================================+
>>> +   | ``timeout``  | 24 bits timeout value           |
>>> +   +--------------+---------------------------------+
>>> +   | ``reserved`` | 8 bits reserved, must be zero   |
>>> +   +--------------+---------------------------------+
>>> +   | ``context``  | user input flow context         |
>>> +   +--------------+---------------------------------+
>>> +
>>>    Negative types
>>>    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>> diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_05.rst
>>> b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_05.rst
>>> index bacd4c65a2..ff0cf9f1d6 100644
>>> --- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_05.rst
>>> +++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_05.rst
>>> @@ -135,6 +135,17 @@ New Features
>>>      by making use of the event device capabilities. The event mode currently
>> supports
>>>      only inline IPsec protocol offload.
>>>
>>> +* **Added flow Aging Support.**
>>> +
>>> +  Added flow Aging support to detect and report aged-out flows,
>> including:
>>> +
>>> +  * Added new action: RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_AGE to set the timeout
>> and the
>>> +    application flow context for each flow.
>>> +  * Added new event: RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED for the driver to
>> report that
>>> +    there are new aged-out flows.
>>> +  * Added new API: rte_flow_get_aged_flows to get the aged-out flows
>> contexts
>>> +    from the port.
>>> +
>>>
>>>    Removed Items
>>>    -------------
>>> diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
>>> b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h index 8d69b88f9e..00cc7b4052 100644
>>> --- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
>>> +++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev.h
>>> @@ -3018,6 +3018,7 @@ enum rte_eth_event_type {
>>>    	RTE_ETH_EVENT_NEW,      /**< port is probed */
>>>    	RTE_ETH_EVENT_DESTROY,  /**< port is released */
>>>    	RTE_ETH_EVENT_IPSEC,    /**< IPsec offload related event */
>>> +	RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED,/**< New aged-out flows is detected
>> */
>>>    	RTE_ETH_EVENT_MAX       /**< max value of this enum */
>>>    };
>>>
>>> diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_version.map
>>> b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_version.map
>>> index 3f32fdecf7..fa4b5816be 100644
>>> --- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_version.map
>>> +++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_ethdev_version.map
>>> @@ -230,4 +230,7 @@ EXPERIMENTAL {
>>>
>>>    	# added in 20.02
>>>    	rte_flow_dev_dump;
>>> +
>>> +	# added in 20.05
>>> +	rte_flow_get_aged_flows;
>>>    };
>>> diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c
>>> b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c index a5ac1c7fbd..3699edce49 100644
>>> --- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c
>>> +++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.c
>>> @@ -172,6 +172,7 @@ static const struct rte_flow_desc_data
>> rte_flow_desc_action[] = {
>>>    	MK_FLOW_ACTION(SET_META, sizeof(struct
>> rte_flow_action_set_meta)),
>>>    	MK_FLOW_ACTION(SET_IPV4_DSCP, sizeof(struct
>> rte_flow_action_set_dscp)),
>>>    	MK_FLOW_ACTION(SET_IPV6_DSCP, sizeof(struct
>>> rte_flow_action_set_dscp)),
>>> +	MK_FLOW_ACTION(AGE, sizeof(struct rte_flow_action_age)),
>>>    };
>>>
>>>    int
>>> @@ -1232,3 +1233,20 @@ rte_flow_dev_dump(uint16_t port_id, FILE *file,
>> struct rte_flow_error *error)
>>>    				  RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_UNSPECIFIED,
>>>    				  NULL, rte_strerror(ENOSYS));
>>>    }
>>> +
>>> +int
>>> +rte_flow_get_aged_flows(uint16_t port_id, void **contexts,
>>> +		    uint32_t nb_contexts, struct rte_flow_error *error) {
>>> +	struct rte_eth_dev *dev = &rte_eth_devices[port_id];
>>> +	const struct rte_flow_ops *ops = rte_flow_ops_get(port_id, error);
>>> +
>>> +	if (unlikely(!ops))
>>> +		return -rte_errno;
>>> +	if (likely(!!ops->get_aged_flows))
>>> +		return flow_err(port_id, ops->get_aged_flows(dev,
>> contexts,
>>> +				nb_contexts, error), error);
>>> +	return rte_flow_error_set(error, ENOTSUP,
>>> +				  RTE_FLOW_ERROR_TYPE_UNSPECIFIED,
>>> +				  NULL, rte_strerror(ENOTSUP));
>>> +}
>>> diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.h
>>> b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.h index 7f3e08fad3..fab44f6c0b 100644
>>> --- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.h
>>> +++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow.h
>>> @@ -2081,6 +2081,16 @@ enum rte_flow_action_type {
>>>    	 * See struct rte_flow_action_set_dscp.
>>>    	 */
>>>    	RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_SET_IPV6_DSCP,
>>> +
>>> +	/**
>>> +	 * Report as aged flow if timeout passed without any matching on the
>>> +	 * flow.
>>> +	 *
>>> +	 * See struct rte_flow_action_age.
>>> +	 * See function rte_flow_get_aged_flows
>>> +	 * see enum RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED
>>> +	 */
>>> +	RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_AGE,
>>>    };
>>>
>>>    /**
>>> @@ -2122,6 +2132,25 @@ struct rte_flow_action_queue {
>>>    	uint16_t index; /**< Queue index to use. */
>>>    };
>>>
>>> +/**
>>> + * @warning
>>> + * @b EXPERIMENTAL: this structure may change without prior notice
>>> + *
>>> + * RTE_FLOW_ACTION_TYPE_AGE
>>> + *
>>> + * Report flow as aged-out if timeout passed without any matching
>>> + * on the flow. RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED event is triggered when a
>>> + * port detects new aged-out flows.
>>> + *
>>> + * The flow context and the flow handle will be reported by the
>>> + * rte_flow_get_aged_flows API.
>>> + */
>>> +struct rte_flow_action_age {
>>> +	uint32_t timeout:24; /**< Time in seconds. */
>>> +	uint32_t reserved:8; /**< Reserved, must be zero. */
>>> +	void *context;
>>> +		/**< The user flow context, NULL means the rte_flow
>> pointer. */ };
>>>
>>>    /**
>>>     * @warning
>>> @@ -3254,6 +3283,39 @@ rte_flow_conv(enum rte_flow_conv_op op,
>>>    	      const void *src,
>>>    	      struct rte_flow_error *error);
>>>
>>> +/**
>>> + * Get aged-out flows of a given port.
>>> + *
>>> + * RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED event will be triggered when at least
>> one
>>> +new aged
>>> + * out flow was detected after the last call to rte_flow_get_aged_flows.
>>> + * This function can be called to get the aged flows usynchronously
>>> +from the
>> usynchronously
>>> + * event callback or synchronously regardless the event.
>>> + * This is not safe to call rte_flow_get_aged_flows function with
>>> + other flow
>> It is not safe to
>>> + * functions from multiple threads simultaneously.
>>> + *
>>> + * @param port_id
>>> + *   Port identifier of Ethernet device.
>>> + * @param[in, out] contexts
>>> + *   The address of an array of pointers to the aged-out flows contexts.
>>> + * @param[in] nb_contexts
>>> + *   The length of context array pointers.
>>> + * @param[out] error
>>> + *   Perform verbose error reporting if not NULL. Initialized in case of
>>> + *   error only.
>>> + *
>>> + * @return
>>> + *   if nb_contexts is 0, return the amount of all aged contexts.
>>> + *   if nb_contexts is not 0 , return the amount of aged flows reported
>>> + *   in the context array, otherwise negative errno value.
>>> + *
>>> + * @see rte_flow_action_age
>>> + * @see RTE_ETH_EVENT_FLOW_AGED
>>> + */
>>> +__rte_experimental
>>> +int
>>> +rte_flow_get_aged_flows(uint16_t port_id, void **contexts,
>>> +			uint32_t nb_contexts, struct rte_flow_error *error);
>>> +
>>>    #ifdef __cplusplus
>>>    }
>>>    #endif
>>> diff --git a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow_driver.h
>>> b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow_driver.h
>>> index 51a9a57a0f..881cc469b7 100644
>>> --- a/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow_driver.h
>>> +++ b/lib/librte_ethdev/rte_flow_driver.h
>>> @@ -101,6 +101,12 @@ struct rte_flow_ops {
>>>    		(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
>>>    		 FILE *file,
>>>    		 struct rte_flow_error *error);
>>> +	/** See rte_flow_get_aged_flows() */
>>> +	int (*get_aged_flows)
>>> +		(struct rte_eth_dev *dev,
>>> +		 void **context,
>>> +		 uint32_t nb_contexts,
>>> +		 struct rte_flow_error *err);
>>>    };
>>>
>>>    /**
>>>


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