[v5,0/1] New software event timer adapter
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Carrillo, Erik G April 22, 2019, 2:57 p.m. UTC
This patch introduces a new version of the event timer adapter software
PMD [1]. In the original design, timer event producer lcores in the primary
and secondary processes enqueued event timers into a ring, and a service
core in the primary process dequeued them and processed them further.  To
improve performance, this version does away with the ring and lets lcores in
both primary and secondary processes insert timers directly into timer
skiplist data structures; the service core directly accesses the lists as
well, when looking for timers that have expired.

[1] https://doc.dpdk.org/guides/prog_guide/event_timer_adapter.html

Changes in v5:
 - Rebase patch to apply with latest timer library
 - Fix event buffering bug where full buffer was treated as empty
 - Return rte_timer objects back to mempool after service function has
   returned from timer_manage() call instead of in callback

Changes in v4:
 - Addressed the following comments from Mattias Ronnblom:
   - remove unnecessary header include
   - add missing read barrier in timer cancel function

Changes in v3:
 - Addressed comments from Mattias Ronnblom:
   - remove unnecessary header include
   - remove unnecessary cast in mempool_put() call
   - update alignment of elements of array to avoid false sharing issue

Changes in v2:
 - split this change out into its own patch series

Erik Gabriel Carrillo (1):
  eventdev: add new software event timer adapter

 lib/librte_eventdev/rte_event_timer_adapter.c | 703 +++++++++++---------------
 1 file changed, 291 insertions(+), 412 deletions(-)