[v9,0/8] Introduce event vectorization

Message ID 20210330082212.707-1-pbhagavatula@marvell.com (mailing list archive)


Pavan Nikhilesh Bhagavatula March 30, 2021, 8:22 a.m. UTC
  From: Pavan Nikhilesh <pbhagavatula@marvell.com>

In traditional event programming model, events are identified by a
flow-id and a uintptr_t. The flow-id uniquely identifies a given event
and determines the order of scheduling based on schedule type, the
uintptr_t holds a single object.

Event devices also support burst mode with configurable dequeue depth,
i.e. each dequeue call would return multiple events and each event
might be at a different stage of the pipeline.
Having a burst of events belonging to different stages in a dequeue
burst is not only difficult to vectorize but also increases the scheduler
overhead and application overhead of pipelining events further.
Using event vectors we see a performance gain of ~742.3% as shown in [1].

By introducing event vectorization, each event will be capable of holding
multiple uintptr_t of the same flow thereby allowing applications
to vectorize their pipeline and reduce the complexity of pipelining
events across multiple stages. This also reduces the complexity of handling
enqueue and dequeue on an event device.

Since event devices are transparent to the events they are scheduling
so the event producers such as eth_rx_adapter, crypto_adapter , etc..
are responsible for vectorizing the buffers of the same flow into a single

The series also breaks ABI in the patch [8/8] which is targetted to the
v21.11 release.

The dpdk-test-eventdev application has been updated with options to test
multiple vector sizes and timeouts.

As for performance improvement, with a ARM Cortex-A72 equivalent processer,
software event device (--vdev=event_sw0), single worker core, single stage
and using one service core for Rx adapter, Tx adapter, Scheduling.

Without this patchset applied:
    ./build/app/dpdk-test-eventdev -l 7-23 -s 0x700 --vdev="event_sw0" --
         --prod_type_ethdev --nb_pkts=0 --verbose 2 --test=pipeline_queue
         --stlist=a --wlcores=20
    Port[0] using Rx adapter[0] configured
    Port[0] using Tx adapter[0] Configured
    5.071 mpps

With the patchset applied and Without event vectorization:
    ./build/app/dpdk-test-eventdev -l 7-23 -s 0x700 --vdev="event_sw0" --
         --prod_type_ethdev --nb_pkts=0 --verbose 2 --test=pipeline_queue
         --stlist=a --wlcores=20
    Port[0] using Rx adapter[0] configured
    Port[0] using Tx adapter[0] Configured
    5.123 mpps

With event vectorization:
    ./build/app/dpdk-test-eventdev -l 7-23 -s 0x700 --vdev="event_sw0" --
        --prod_type_ethdev --nb_pkts=0 --verbose 2 --test=pipeline_queue
        --stlist=a --wlcores=20 --enable_vector --nb_eth_queues 1
        --vector_size 256
    Port[0] using Rx adapter[0] configured
    Port[0] using Tx adapter[0] Configured
    42.715 mpps

Having dedicated service cores for each Rx queues and tweaking the vector,
dequeue burst size would further improve performance.

API usage is shown below:


	struct rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_event_vector_config vec_conf;

	vector_pool = rte_event_vector_pool_create("vector_pool",
			nb_elem, 0, vector_size, socket_id);

	rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_create(id, event_id, &adptr_conf);
	rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_queue_add(id, eth_id, -1, &queue_conf);
		vec_conf.vector_sz = vector_size;
		vec_conf.vector_timeout_ns = vector_tmo_nsec;
		vec_conf.vector_mp = vector_pool;
				eth_id, -1, &vec_conf);


	num = rte_event_dequeue_burst(event_id, port_id, &ev, 1, 0);
	if (!num)

	if (ev.event_type & RTE_EVENT_TYPE_VECTOR) {
		switch (ev.event_type) {
			struct rte_mbuf **mbufs;

			mbufs = ev.vector_ev->mbufs;
			for (i = 0; i < ev.vector_ev->nb_elem; i++)
				//Process mbufs.
		case ...

v9 Changes:
- Update Rx adapter documentation w.r.t SW event vectorizations. (Jay)
- Push partial vectors to event device on queue delete. (Jay)

v8 Changes:
- Fix incorrect shift for vector timeout interval.(Jay)
- Code reallocation.(Jay)

v7 Changes:
- More doxygen fixes.(Jay)
- Reduce code duplication in 4/8.(Jay)

v6 Changes:
- Make rte_errno sign consistant.(Jay)
- Gramatical and doxygen fixes. (Jay)

v5 Changes:
- Make `rte_event_vector_pool_create non-inline` to ease ABI stability.(Ray)
- Move `rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_queue_event_vector_config` and
  `rte_event_eth_rx_adapter_vector_limits_get` implementation to the patch
  where they are initially defined.(Ray)
- Multiple gramatical and style fixes.(Jerin)
- Add missing release notes.(Jerin)

v4 Changes:
- Fix missing event vector structure in event structure.(Jay)

v3 Changes:
- Fix unintended formatting changes.

v2 Changes:
- Multiple gramatical and style fixes.(Jerin)
- Add parameter to define vector size in power of 2. (Jerin)
- Redo patch series w/o breaking ABI till the last patch.(David)
- Add deprication notice to announce ABI break in 21.11.(David)
- Add vector limits validation to app/test-eventdev.

Pavan Nikhilesh (8):
  eventdev: introduce event vector capability
  eventdev: introduce event vector Rx capability
  eventdev: introduce event vector Tx capability
  eventdev: add Rx adapter event vector support
  eventdev: add Tx adapter event vector support
  app/eventdev: add event vector mode in pipeline test
  doc: announce event Rx adapter config changes
  eventdev: simplify Rx adapter event vector config

 app/test-eventdev/evt_common.h                |   4 +
 app/test-eventdev/evt_options.c               |  52 +++
 app/test-eventdev/evt_options.h               |   4 +
 app/test-eventdev/test_pipeline_atq.c         | 310 +++++++++++++++--
 app/test-eventdev/test_pipeline_common.c      | 105 +++++-
 app/test-eventdev/test_pipeline_common.h      |  18 +
 app/test-eventdev/test_pipeline_queue.c       | 320 +++++++++++++++--
 .../prog_guide/event_ethernet_rx_adapter.rst  |  49 +++
 .../prog_guide/event_ethernet_tx_adapter.rst  |  12 +
 doc/guides/prog_guide/eventdev.rst            |  36 +-
 doc/guides/rel_notes/deprecation.rst          |   9 +
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_05.rst        |   8 +
 doc/guides/tools/testeventdev.rst             |  45 ++-
 lib/librte_eventdev/eventdev_pmd.h            |  31 +-
 .../rte_event_eth_rx_adapter.c                | 327 +++++++++++++++++-
 .../rte_event_eth_rx_adapter.h                |  78 +++++
 .../rte_event_eth_tx_adapter.c                |  66 +++-
 lib/librte_eventdev/rte_eventdev.c            |  53 ++-
 lib/librte_eventdev/rte_eventdev.h            | 114 +++++-
 lib/librte_eventdev/version.map               |   4 +
 20 files changed, 1554 insertions(+), 91 deletions(-)