[RFC,1/2] virtio: one way barrier for packed vring desc avail flags
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Message ID 1566893979-3290-2-git-send-email-joyce.kong@arm.com
State Superseded, archived
Delegated to: Maxime Coquelin
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  • virtio: one way barrier for packed vring flags
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Joyce Kong Aug. 27, 2019, 8:19 a.m. UTC
In case VIRTIO_F_ORDER_PLATFORM(36) is not negotiated, then the frontend
and backend are assumed to be implemented in software, that is they can
run on identical CPUs in an SMP configuration. Thus a weak form of memory
barriers like rte_smp_r/wmb, other than rte_cio_r/wmb, is sufficient for
this case(vq->hw->weak_barriers == 1) and yields better performance.
For the above case, this patch helps yielding even better performance
by replacing the two-way barriers with C11 one-way barriers.

Meanwhile, a read barrier is required to ensure ordering between
descriptor's flags and content reads[1]. With C11, load-acquire can
enforce the ordering instead of rmb barrier.

[1]https://patchwork.dpdk.org/patch/49109/

Signed-off-by: Joyce Kong <joyce.kong@arm.com>
---
 drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx.c                 | 26 ++++++++++++++++++------
 drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user/virtio_user_dev.c |  6 +++++-
 lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h                         |  2 +-
 lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c                    | 11 +++++-----
 4 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx.c b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx.c
index 27ead19..2a2153c 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx.c
@@ -456,8 +456,14 @@  virtqueue_enqueue_recv_refill_packed(struct virtqueue *vq,
 		vq->vq_desc_head_idx = dxp->next;
 		if (vq->vq_desc_head_idx == VQ_RING_DESC_CHAIN_END)
 			vq->vq_desc_tail_idx = vq->vq_desc_head_idx;
-		virtio_wmb(hw->weak_barriers);
-		start_dp[idx].flags = flags;
+
+		if (hw->weak_barriers)
+			__atomic_store_n(&start_dp[idx].flags, flags,
+					 __ATOMIC_RELEASE);
+		else {
+			rte_cio_wmb();
+			start_dp[idx].flags = flags;
+		}
 		if (++vq->vq_avail_idx >= vq->vq_nentries) {
 			vq->vq_avail_idx -= vq->vq_nentries;
 			vq->vq_packed.cached_flags ^=
@@ -671,8 +677,12 @@  virtqueue_enqueue_xmit_packed_fast(struct virtnet_tx *txvq,
 			vq->vq_desc_tail_idx = VQ_RING_DESC_CHAIN_END;
 	}
 
-	virtio_wmb(vq->hw->weak_barriers);
-	dp->flags = flags;
+	if (vq->hw->weak_barriers)
+		__atomic_store_n(&dp->flags, flags, __ATOMIC_RELEASE);
+	else {
+		rte_cio_wmb();
+		dp->flags = flags;
+	}
 }
 
 static inline void
@@ -763,8 +773,12 @@  virtqueue_enqueue_xmit_packed(struct virtnet_tx *txvq, struct rte_mbuf *cookie,
 			vq->vq_desc_tail_idx = VQ_RING_DESC_CHAIN_END;
 	}
 
-	virtio_wmb(vq->hw->weak_barriers);
-	head_dp->flags = head_flags;
+	if (vq->hw->weak_barriers)
+		__atomic_store_n(&head_dp->flags, head_flags, __ATOMIC_RELEASE);
+	else {
+		rte_cio_wmb();
+		head_dp->flags = head_flags;
+	}
 }
 
 static inline void
diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user/virtio_user_dev.c b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user/virtio_user_dev.c
index fab87eb..7911c39 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user/virtio_user_dev.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_user/virtio_user_dev.c
@@ -624,7 +624,7 @@  virtio_user_handle_ctrl_msg(struct virtio_user_dev *dev, struct vring *vring,
 static inline int
 desc_is_avail(struct vring_packed_desc *desc, bool wrap_counter)
 {
-	uint16_t flags = desc->flags;
+	uint16_t flags = __atomic_load_n(&desc->flags, __ATOMIC_ACQUIRE);
 
 	return wrap_counter == !!(flags & VRING_PACKED_DESC_F_AVAIL) &&
 		wrap_counter != !!(flags & VRING_PACKED_DESC_F_USED);
@@ -684,6 +684,10 @@  virtio_user_handle_cq_packed(struct virtio_user_dev *dev, uint16_t queue_idx)
 	struct vring_packed *vring = &dev->packed_vrings[queue_idx];
 	uint16_t n_descs, flags;
 
+	/* Perform a load-acquire barrier in desc_is_avail to
+	 * enforce the ordering between desc flags and desc
+	 * content.
+	 */
 	while (desc_is_avail(&vring->desc[vq->used_idx],
 			     vq->used_wrap_counter)) {
 
diff --git a/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h b/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h
index 884befa..d294ed1 100644
--- a/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h
+++ b/lib/librte_vhost/vhost.h
@@ -344,7 +344,7 @@  vq_is_packed(struct virtio_net *dev)
 static inline bool
 desc_is_avail(struct vring_packed_desc *desc, bool wrap_counter)
 {
-	uint16_t flags = *((volatile uint16_t *) &desc->flags);
+	uint16_t flags = __atomic_load_n(&desc->flags, __ATOMIC_ACQUIRE);
 
 	return wrap_counter == !!(flags & VRING_DESC_F_AVAIL) &&
 		wrap_counter != !!(flags & VRING_DESC_F_USED);
diff --git a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
index 5b85b83..e7463ff 100644
--- a/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
+++ b/lib/librte_vhost/virtio_net.c
@@ -503,14 +503,13 @@  fill_vec_buf_packed(struct virtio_net *dev, struct vhost_virtqueue *vq,
 	if (avail_idx < vq->last_avail_idx)
 		wrap_counter ^= 1;
 
-	if (unlikely(!desc_is_avail(&descs[avail_idx], wrap_counter)))
-		return -1;
-
 	/*
-	 * The ordering between desc flags and desc
-	 * content reads need to be enforced.
+	 * Perform a load-acquire barrier in desc_is_avail to
+	 * enforce the ordering between desc flags and desc
+	 * content.
 	 */
-	rte_smp_rmb();
+	if (unlikely(!desc_is_avail(&descs[avail_idx], wrap_counter)))
+		return -1;
 
 	*desc_count = 0;
 	*len = 0;