[v3] EAL: An addition of cache line demote (CLDEMOTE) in rte_prefetch.h
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  • [v3] EAL: An addition of cache line demote (CLDEMOTE) in rte_prefetch.h
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Omkar Maslekar Sept. 11, 2020, 9:22 p.m. UTC
rte_cldemote is similar to a prefetch hint - in reverse. cldemote(addr)
enables software to hint to hardware that line is likely to be shared.
Useful in core-to-core communications where cache-line is likely to be
shared. ARM and PPC implementation is provided with NOP and can be added
if any equivalent instructions could be used for implementation on those
architectures.

Signed-off-by: Omkar Maslekar <omkar.maslekar@intel.com>

---
v3: fixed warning regarding whitespace
*
v2: documentation updated
---
---
 doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst        |  6 ++++++
 lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_32.h  |  5 +++++
 lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_64.h  |  5 +++++
 lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h | 13 +++++++++++++
 lib/librte_eal/ppc/include/rte_prefetch.h     |  5 +++++
 lib/librte_eal/x86/include/rte_prefetch.h     |  9 +++++++++
 6 files changed, 43 insertions(+)

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diff --git a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
index df227a1..248f2a8 100644
--- a/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/rel_notes/release_20_11.rst
@@ -55,6 +55,12 @@  New Features
      Also, make sure to start the actual text at the margin.
      =======================================================
 
+     EAL: Added new function rte_cldemote in rte_prefetch.h.
+
+     Added a hardware hint CLDEMOTE, which is similar to prefetch in reverse.
+     CLDEMOTE moves the cache line to the more remote cache, where it expects
+     sharing to be efficient. Moving the cache line to a level more distant from
+     the processor helps to accelerate core-to-core communication.
 
 Removed Items
 -------------
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_32.h b/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_32.h
index e53420a..ad91edd 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_32.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_32.h
@@ -33,6 +33,11 @@  static inline void rte_prefetch_non_temporal(const volatile void *p)
 	rte_prefetch0(p);
 }
 
+static inline void rte_cldemote(const volatile void *p)
+{
+	RTE_SET_USED(p);
+}
+
 #ifdef __cplusplus
 }
 #endif
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_64.h b/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_64.h
index fc2b391..35d278a 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_64.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/arm/include/rte_prefetch_64.h
@@ -32,6 +32,11 @@  static inline void rte_prefetch_non_temporal(const volatile void *p)
 	asm volatile ("PRFM PLDL1STRM, [%0]" : : "r" (p));
 }
 
+static inline void rte_cldemote(const volatile void *p)
+{
+	RTE_SET_USED(p);
+}
+
 #ifdef __cplusplus
 }
 #endif
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h b/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h
index 6e47bdf..8742412 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/include/generic/rte_prefetch.h
@@ -51,4 +51,17 @@ 
  */
 static inline void rte_prefetch_non_temporal(const volatile void *p);
 
+/**
+ * Demote a cache line to a more distant level of cache from the processor.
+ *
+ * CLDEMOTE hints to hardware to move (demote) a cache line from the closest to
+ * the processor to a level more distant from the processor. It is a hint and
+ * not guarantee. rte_cldemote is intended to speed up things at the producer,
+ * in the producer-consumer case.
+ *
+ * @param p
+ *   Address to demote
+ */
+static inline void rte_cldemote(const volatile void *p);
+
 #endif /* _RTE_PREFETCH_H_ */
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/ppc/include/rte_prefetch.h b/lib/librte_eal/ppc/include/rte_prefetch.h
index 9ba07c8..3fe9655 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/ppc/include/rte_prefetch.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/ppc/include/rte_prefetch.h
@@ -34,6 +34,11 @@  static inline void rte_prefetch_non_temporal(const volatile void *p)
 	rte_prefetch0(p);
 }
 
+static inline void rte_cldemote(const volatile void *p)
+{
+	RTE_SET_USED(p);
+}
+
 #ifdef __cplusplus
 }
 #endif
diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/x86/include/rte_prefetch.h b/lib/librte_eal/x86/include/rte_prefetch.h
index 384c6b3..029d06e 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eal/x86/include/rte_prefetch.h
+++ b/lib/librte_eal/x86/include/rte_prefetch.h
@@ -32,6 +32,15 @@  static inline void rte_prefetch_non_temporal(const volatile void *p)
 	asm volatile ("prefetchnta %[p]" : : [p] "m" (*(const volatile char *)p));
 }
 
+/*
+ * we're using raw byte codes for now as only the newest compiler
+ * versions support this instruction natively.
+ */
+static inline void rte_cldemote(const volatile void *p)
+{
+	asm volatile(".byte 0x0f, 0x1c, 0x06" :: "S" (p));
+}
+
 #ifdef __cplusplus
 }
 #endif