[v9,0/6] ethdev: introduce shared Rx queue

Message ID 20211019081738.2165150-1-xuemingl@nvidia.com (mailing list archive)


Xueming(Steven) Li Oct. 19, 2021, 8:17 a.m. UTC
  In current DPDK framework, all Rx queues is pre-loaded with mbufs for
incoming packets. When number of representors scale out in a switch
domain, the memory consumption became significant. Further more,
polling all ports leads to high cache miss, high latency and low

This patch introduces shared Rx queue. PF and representors in same
Rx domain and switch domain could share Rx queue set by specifying
non-zero share group value in Rx queue configuration.

All ports that share Rx queue actually shares hardware descriptor
queue and feed all Rx queues with one descriptor supply, memory is saved.

Polling any queue using same shared Rx queue receives packets from all
member ports. Source port is identified by mbuf->port.

Multiple groups is supported by group ID. Port queue number in a shared
group should be identical. Queue index is 1:1 mapped in shared group.
An example of two share groups:
 Group1, 4 shared Rx queues per member port: PF, repr0, repr1
 Group2, 2 shared Rx queues per member port: repr2, repr3, ... repr127
 Poll first port for each group:
  core	port	queue
  0	0	0
  1	0	1
  2	0	2
  3	0	3
  4	2	0
  5	2	1

Shared Rx queue must be polled on single thread or core. If both PF0 and
representor0 joined same share group, can't poll pf0rxq0 on core1 and
rep0rxq0 on core2. Actually, polling one port within share group is
sufficient since polling any port in group will return packets for any
port in group.

There was some discussion to aggregate member ports in same group into a
dummy port, several ways to achieve it. Since it optional, need to collect
more feedback and requirement from user, make better decision later.

  - initial version
  - add testpmd patches
  - change common forwarding api to macro for performance, thanks Jerin.
  - save global variable accessed in forwarding to flowstream to minimize
    cache miss
  - combined patches for each forwarding engine
  - support multiple groups in testpmd "--share-rxq" parameter
  - new api to aggregate shared rxq group
  - spelling fixes
  - remove shared-rxq support for all forwarding engines
  - add dedicate shared-rxq forwarding engine
 - fix grammars
 - remove aggregate api and leave it for later discussion
 - add release notes
 - add deployment example
 - replace RxQ offload flag with device offload capability flag
 - add Rx domain
 - RxQ is shared when share group > 0
 - update testpmd accordingly
 - fix testpmd share group id allocation
 - change rx_domain to 16bits
 - add new patch for testpmd to show device Rx domain ID and capability
 - new share_qid in RxQ configuration
 - fix some spelling

Xueming Li (6):
  ethdev: introduce shared Rx queue
  app/testpmd: dump device capability and Rx domain info
  app/testpmd: new parameter to enable shared Rx queue
  app/testpmd: dump port info for shared Rx queue
  app/testpmd: force shared Rx queue polled on same core
  app/testpmd: add forwarding engine for shared Rx queue

 app/test-pmd/config.c                         | 114 +++++++++++++-
 app/test-pmd/meson.build                      |   1 +
 app/test-pmd/parameters.c                     |  13 ++
 app/test-pmd/shared_rxq_fwd.c                 | 148 ++++++++++++++++++
 app/test-pmd/testpmd.c                        |  25 ++-
 app/test-pmd/testpmd.h                        |   5 +
 app/test-pmd/util.c                           |   3 +
 doc/guides/nics/features.rst                  |  13 ++
 doc/guides/nics/features/default.ini          |   1 +
 .../prog_guide/switch_representation.rst      |  11 ++
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_21_11.rst        |   6 +
 doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/run_app.rst         |   8 +
 doc/guides/testpmd_app_ug/testpmd_funcs.rst   |   5 +-
 lib/ethdev/rte_ethdev.c                       |   8 +
 lib/ethdev/rte_ethdev.h                       |  24 +++
 15 files changed, 379 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 app/test-pmd/shared_rxq_fwd.c