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[dpdk-dev,v2,3/3] examples/ethtool: add control interface support to the application

Message ID 1455284735-9606-4-git-send-email-ferruh.yigit@intel.com (mailing list archive)
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Ferruh Yigit Feb. 12, 2016, 1:45 p.m. UTC
Control interface APIs added into the sample application.

To have the support corresponding kernel module (KCP) needs to be inserted.
If kernel module is not there, application will run as it is without
kernel control path support.

When KCP module inserted, running application creates a virtual Linux
network interface (dpdk$) per DPDK port. This interface can be used by
traditional Linux tools.

Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
---
 doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst | 41 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c  | 10 +++++++--
 2 files changed, 49 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Comments

Ananyev, Konstantin Feb. 17, 2016, 7:39 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi Ferruh,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dev [mailto:dev-bounces@dpdk.org] On Behalf Of Ferruh Yigit
> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 1:46 PM
> To: dev@dpdk.org
> Subject: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 3/3] examples/ethtool: add control interface support to the application
> 
> Control interface APIs added into the sample application.
> 
> To have the support corresponding kernel module (KCP) needs to be inserted.
> If kernel module is not there, application will run as it is without
> kernel control path support.
> 
> When KCP module inserted, running application creates a virtual Linux
> network interface (dpdk$) per DPDK port. This interface can be used by
> traditional Linux tools.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>
> ---
>  doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst | 41 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c  | 10 +++++++--
>  2 files changed, 49 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
> index 4d1697e..2174288 100644
> --- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
> +++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
> @@ -131,6 +131,47 @@ application`_. Individual call-back functions handle the detail
>  associated with each command, which make use of the functions
>  defined in the `Ethtool interface`_ to the DPDK functions.

There is ~100% code duplication between
lib/librte_ctrl_if/rte_ethtool.c and examples/ethtool/lib/rte_ethtool.c
That need to be addressed somehow.

> 
> +Control Interface
> +~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> +
> +If Kernel Control Path (KCP) kernel module (rte_kcp.ko) inserted,
> +virtual interfaces created for each DPDK port for control purposes.
> +
> +Created interfaces are named as dpdk#, like:
> +
> +.. code-block:: console
> +
> +        # ifconfig dpdk0; ifconfig dpdk1
> +        dpdk0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
> +                ether 90:e2:ba:0e:49:b9  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
> +                RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
> +                RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
> +                TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
> +                TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
> +
> +        dpdk1: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
> +                ether 00:1b:21:76:fa:21  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
> +                RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
> +                RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
> +                TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
> +                TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
> +
> +Regular Linux commands can be issued on interfaces:
> +
> +.. code-block:: console
> +
> +        # ethtool -i dpdk0
> +        driver: rte_ixgbe_pmd
> +        version: RTE 2.3.0-rc0
> +        firmware-version:
> +        expansion-rom-version:
> +        bus-info: 0000:08:00.1
> +        supports-statistics: yes
> +        supports-test: no
> +        supports-eeprom-access: yes
> +        supports-register-dump: yes
> +        supports-priv-flags: no
> +
>  Ethtool interface
>  -----------------
> 
> diff --git a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
> index e21abcd..68b13ad 100644
> --- a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
> +++ b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
> @@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
>  /*-
>   *   BSD LICENSE
>   *
> - *   Copyright(c) 2015 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
> + *   Copyright(c) 2016 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
>   *   All rights reserved.
>   *
>   *   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> @@ -44,6 +44,7 @@
>  #include <rte_memory.h>
>  #include <rte_mempool.h>
>  #include <rte_mbuf.h>
> +#include <rte_ctrl_if.h>
> 
>  #include "ethapp.h"
> 
> @@ -54,7 +55,6 @@
>  #define PKTPOOL_EXTRA_SIZE 512
>  #define PKTPOOL_CACHE 32
> 
> -
>  struct txq_port {
>  	uint16_t cnt_unsent;
>  	struct rte_mbuf *buf_frames[MAX_BURST_LENGTH];
> @@ -254,6 +254,8 @@ static int slave_main(__attribute__((unused)) void *ptr_data)
>  			}
>  			rte_spinlock_unlock(&ptr_port->lock);
>  		} /* end for( idx_port ) */
> +		rte_eth_control_interface_process_msg(
> +				RTE_ETHTOOL_CTRL_IF_PROCESS_MSG, 0);


As I can see, few problems here:
1. Race condition was introduced between slave_main() and ethapp_main() -
both can try to do dev_start()/dev_stop() or other intrusive things over the same port  
simultaneously.
2. Better to avoid calling rte_eth_control_interface_process_msg() from RT code path
     that doing RX/TX packets - it is too slow for that.
3. Right now - if you'll have to postpone any RX/TX on any ports when calling  rte_eth_control_interface_process_msg().
     As it can't distinguish message for what particular port it is going to process.
    Need to address it somehow - either add function that would return current message port_id,
   or introduce a sync callback function and add is a parameter for  rte_eth_control_interface_process_msg() ,
  or probably something else.

Konstantin
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diff --git a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
index 4d1697e..2174288 100644
--- a/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/sample_app_ug/ethtool.rst
@@ -131,6 +131,47 @@  application`_. Individual call-back functions handle the detail
 associated with each command, which make use of the functions
 defined in the `Ethtool interface`_ to the DPDK functions.
 
+Control Interface
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+If Kernel Control Path (KCP) kernel module (rte_kcp.ko) inserted,
+virtual interfaces created for each DPDK port for control purposes.
+
+Created interfaces are named as dpdk#, like:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+        # ifconfig dpdk0; ifconfig dpdk1
+        dpdk0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
+                ether 90:e2:ba:0e:49:b9  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
+                RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
+                TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
+
+        dpdk1: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
+                ether 00:1b:21:76:fa:21  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
+                RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
+                TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
+                TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
+
+Regular Linux commands can be issued on interfaces:
+
+.. code-block:: console
+
+        # ethtool -i dpdk0
+        driver: rte_ixgbe_pmd
+        version: RTE 2.3.0-rc0
+        firmware-version:
+        expansion-rom-version:
+        bus-info: 0000:08:00.1
+        supports-statistics: yes
+        supports-test: no
+        supports-eeprom-access: yes
+        supports-register-dump: yes
+        supports-priv-flags: no
+
 Ethtool interface
 -----------------
 
diff --git a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
index e21abcd..68b13ad 100644
--- a/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
+++ b/examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@ 
 /*-
  *   BSD LICENSE
  *
- *   Copyright(c) 2015 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
+ *   Copyright(c) 2016 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
  *   All rights reserved.
  *
  *   Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
@@ -44,6 +44,7 @@ 
 #include <rte_memory.h>
 #include <rte_mempool.h>
 #include <rte_mbuf.h>
+#include <rte_ctrl_if.h>
 
 #include "ethapp.h"
 
@@ -54,7 +55,6 @@ 
 #define PKTPOOL_EXTRA_SIZE 512
 #define PKTPOOL_CACHE 32
 
-
 struct txq_port {
 	uint16_t cnt_unsent;
 	struct rte_mbuf *buf_frames[MAX_BURST_LENGTH];
@@ -254,6 +254,8 @@  static int slave_main(__attribute__((unused)) void *ptr_data)
 			}
 			rte_spinlock_unlock(&ptr_port->lock);
 		} /* end for( idx_port ) */
+		rte_eth_control_interface_process_msg(
+				RTE_ETHTOOL_CTRL_IF_PROCESS_MSG, 0);
 	} /* end for(;;) */
 
 	return 0;
@@ -293,6 +295,8 @@  int main(int argc, char **argv)
 	id_core = rte_get_next_lcore(id_core, 1, 1);
 	rte_eal_remote_launch(slave_main, NULL, id_core);
 
+	rte_eth_control_interface_create();
+
 	ethapp_main();
 
 	app_cfg.exit_now = 1;
@@ -301,5 +305,7 @@  int main(int argc, char **argv)
 			return -1;
 	}
 
+	rte_eth_control_interface_destroy();
+
 	return 0;
 }