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Anoob Joseph Dec. 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m. UTC
This series introduces event-mode additions to ipsec-secgw. This effort
is based on the proposed changes for l2fwd-event and the additions in
l3fwd for event support.

With this series, ipsec-secgw would be able to run in eventmode. The
worker thread (executing loop) would be receiving events and would be
submitting it back to the eventdev after the processing. This way,
multicore scaling and h/w assisted scheduling is achieved by making use
of the eventdev capabilities.

Since the underlying event device would be having varying capabilities,
the worker thread could be drafted differently to maximize performance.
This series introduces usage of multiple worker threads, among which the
one to be used will be determined by the operating conditions and the
underlying device capabilities.

For example, if an event device - eth device pair has Tx internal port,
then application can do tx_adapter_enqueue() instead of regular
event_enqueue(). So a thread making an assumption that the device pair
has internal port will not be the right solution for another pair. The
infrastructure added with these patches aims to help application to have
multiple worker threads, there by extracting maximum performance from
every device without affecting existing paths/use cases.

The eventmode configuration is predefined. All packets reaching one eth
port will hit one event queue. All event queues will be mapped to all
event ports. So all cores will be able to receive traffic from all ports.
When schedule_type is set as RTE_SCHED_TYPE_ORDERED/ATOMIC, event device
will ensure the ordering. Ordering would be lost when tried in PARALLEL.

Following command line options are introduced,

--transfer-mode: to choose between poll mode & event mode
--schedule-type: to specify the scheduling type
                 (RTE_SCHED_TYPE_ORDERED/
                  RTE_SCHED_TYPE_ATOMIC/
                  RTE_SCHED_TYPE_PARALLEL)
--process-dir: outbound/inbound
--process-mode: app mode /driver mode

The two s/w config options added to ipsec-secgw can be used in
benchmarking h/w performance,

1. process-dir : states whether the direction is outbound/inbound.
This option aims to avoid an unnecessary check of determining whether
inbound/outbound processing need to be done on the packet. For each
option a different light weight worker thread would be executed.

2. process-mode: states whether the application has to run in driver
                 mode or app mode.

Driver-mode: This mode will have bare minimum changes in the application
             to support ipsec. There woudn't be any lookup etc done in
             the application. And for inline-protocol use case, the
             thread would resemble l2fwd as the ipsec processing would be
             done entirely in the h/w. This mode can be used to benchmark
             the raw performance of the h/w. All the application side
             steps (like lookup) can be redone based on the requirement
             of the end user. Hence the need for a mode which would
             report the raw performance.

App-mode: This mode will have all the features currently implemented with
          ipsec-secgw (non librte_ipsec mode). All the lookups etc
          would follow the existing methods and would report numbers
          that can be compared against regular ipsec-secgw benchmark
          numbers.

Example commands to execute ipsec-secgw in various modes on OCTEONTX2 platform,

#Inbound driver mode
./ipsec-secgw -w 0002:02:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:03:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:04:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:07:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:0e:00.0 -w 0002:10:00.1 --log-level=8 -c 0x7 – -P -p 0xf --config "(0,0,0),(1,0,0),(2,0,0),(3,0,0)" -f dpdk_internal/100g_4.3.cfg --transfer-mode 1 --schedule-type 2 --process-mode app --process-dir in

#Inbound app mode
./ipsec-secgw -w 0002:02:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:03:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:04:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:07:00.0,nb_ipsec_in_sa=128 -w 0002:0e:00.0 -w 0002:10:00.1 --log-level=8 -c 0x3f – -P -p 0xf --config "(0,0,0),(1,0,0),(2,0,0),(3,0,0)" -f dpdk_internal/100g_4.3.cfg --transfer-mode 1 --schedule-type 2 --process-mode drv --process-dir in

#Outbound driver mode
./ipsec-secgw -w 0002:02:00.0 -w 0002:03:00.0 -w 0002:04:00.0 -w 0002:07:00.0 -w 0002:0e:00.0 -w 0002:10:00.1 --log-level=8 -c 0x1f – -P -p 0xf --config "(0,0,0),(1,0,0),(2,0,0),(3,0,0)" -f a-aes-gcm-new.cfg --transfer-mode 1 --schedule-type 2 --process-mode  app --process-dir out

#Outbound app mode
./ipsec-secgw -w 0002:02:00.0 -w 0002:03:00.0 -w 0002:04:00.0 -w 0002:07:00.0 -w 0002:0e:00.0 -w 0002:10:00.1 --log-level=8 -c 0x7f – -P -p 0xf --config "(0,0,0),(1,0,0),(2,0,0),(3,0,0)" -f a-aes-gcm-new.cfg --transfer-mode 1 --schedule-type 2 --process-mode  drv --process-dir out

This series doesn't introduce any library change. And the decision to add
eventmode additions in ipsec-secgw was approved by the Tech Board.

This series adds non burst tx internal port workers only. It provides infrastructure
for non internal port workers, however does not define any. Also, only inline ipsec
mode is supported by the worker threads added.

Following are planned features,
1. Add burst mode workers.
2. Add non internal port workers.
3. Verify support for Rx core (the support is added but lack of h/w to verify).
4. Add lookaside protocol support.

Following are features that Marvell won't be attempting.
1. Inline crypto support.
2. Lookaside crypto support.

For the features that Marvell won't be attempting, new workers can be
introduced by the respective stake holders.

This series is tested on Marvell OCTEONTX2.

Ankur Dwivedi (3):
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add default rte_flow for inline Rx
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add driver outbound worker
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add app outbound worker

Anoob Joseph (5):
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add framework for eventmode helper
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add eventdev port-lcore link
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add Rx adapter support
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add Tx adapter support
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add routines to display config

Lukasz Bartosik (6):
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add routines to launch workers
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add support for internal ports
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add eventmode to ipsec-secgw
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add app inbound worker
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add app processing code
  examples/ipsec-secgw: add cmd line option for bufs

 examples/ipsec-secgw/Makefile       |    2 +
 examples/ipsec-secgw/event_helper.c | 1742 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 examples/ipsec-secgw/event_helper.h |  324 +++++++
 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec-secgw.c  |  533 +++++++++--
 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec-secgw.h  |   81 ++
 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec.c        |   17 +
 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec.h        |   36 +-
 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec_worker.c |  766 +++++++++++++++
 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec_worker.h |   39 +
 examples/ipsec-secgw/meson.build    |    4 +-
 examples/ipsec-secgw/sa.c           |   11 -
 11 files changed, 3446 insertions(+), 109 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 examples/ipsec-secgw/event_helper.c
 create mode 100644 examples/ipsec-secgw/event_helper.h
 create mode 100644 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec-secgw.h
 create mode 100644 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec_worker.c
 create mode 100644 examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec_worker.h