[v3,2/3] net/virtio: restrict pointer aliasing for NEON vpmd
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Message ID 20200710023850.43898-3-joyce.kong@arm.com
State Accepted
Delegated to: David Marchand
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  • restrict pointer aliasing with a common wrapper
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Context Check Description
ci/Intel-compilation success Compilation OK
ci/checkpatch success coding style OK

Commit Message

Joyce Kong July 10, 2020, 2:38 a.m. UTC
Restrict pointer aliasing to allow the compiler to vectorize loops
more aggressively.

With this patch, a 9.6% improvement is observed in throughput for
the virtio-net PVP case, and a 2.4% perf improvement in throughput
for the virtio-user PVP case. All performance data are measured
on ThunderX-2 platform under the 0.001% acceptable packet loss with
2 cores on the vhost side and 1 core on the virtio side.

Signed-off-by: Joyce Kong <joyce.kong@arm.com>
Reviewed-by: Phil Yang <phil.yang@arm.com>
 drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx_simple_neon.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx_simple_neon.c b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx_simple_neon.c
index 8e6fa1fd7..a9b649814 100644
--- a/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx_simple_neon.c
+++ b/drivers/net/virtio/virtio_rxtx_simple_neon.c
@@ -36,8 +36,8 @@ 
  * - nb_pkts < RTE_VIRTIO_DESC_PER_LOOP, just return no packet
-virtio_recv_pkts_vec(void *rx_queue, struct rte_mbuf **rx_pkts,
-	uint16_t nb_pkts)
+virtio_recv_pkts_vec(void *rx_queue, struct rte_mbuf
+		**__rte_restrict rx_pkts, uint16_t nb_pkts)
 	struct virtnet_rx *rxvq = rx_queue;
 	struct virtqueue *vq = rxvq->vq;