DPDK: Data Plane Development Kit

18.05.0-rc5
rte_eal.h File Reference
#include <stdint.h>
#include <sched.h>
#include <time.h>
#include <rte_config.h>
#include <rte_compat.h>
#include <rte_per_lcore.h>
#include <rte_bus.h>
#include <rte_pci_dev_feature_defs.h>

Go to the source code of this file.

Data Structures

struct  rte_config

Macros

#define RTE_MAGIC   19820526
#define RTE_EAL_TAILQ_RWLOCK   (&rte_eal_get_configuration()->mem_config->qlock)
#define RTE_EAL_MEMPOOL_RWLOCK   (&rte_eal_get_configuration()->mem_config->mplock)

Typedefs

typedef int(* rte_mp_t )(const struct rte_mp_msg *msg, const void *peer)
typedef int(* rte_mp_async_reply_t )(const struct rte_mp_msg *request, const struct rte_mp_reply *reply)
typedef void(* rte_usage_hook_t )(const char *prgname)

Enumerations

enum  rte_lcore_role_t
enum  rte_proc_type_t

Functions

struct rte_configrte_eal_get_configuration (void)
enum rte_lcore_role_t rte_eal_lcore_role (unsigned lcore_id)
enum rte_proc_type_t rte_eal_process_type (void)
int rte_eal_iopl_init (void)
int rte_eal_init (int argc, char **argv)
int __rte_experimental rte_eal_cleanup (void)
int rte_eal_primary_proc_alive (const char *config_file_path)
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_action_register (const char *name, rte_mp_t action)
void __rte_experimental rte_mp_action_unregister (const char *name)
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_sendmsg (struct rte_mp_msg *msg)
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_request_sync (struct rte_mp_msg *req, struct rte_mp_reply *reply, const struct timespec *ts)
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_request_async (struct rte_mp_msg *req, const struct timespec *ts, rte_mp_async_reply_t clb)
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_reply (struct rte_mp_msg *msg, const char *peer)
rte_usage_hook_t rte_set_application_usage_hook (rte_usage_hook_t usage_func)
int rte_eal_has_hugepages (void)
int rte_eal_has_pci (void)
int rte_eal_create_uio_dev (void)
enum rte_intr_mode rte_eal_vfio_intr_mode (void)
int rte_sys_gettid (void)
static int rte_gettid (void)
enum rte_iova_mode rte_eal_iova_mode (void)
const char *__rte_experimental rte_eal_mbuf_user_pool_ops (void)
const char * rte_eal_mbuf_default_mempool_ops (void)

Detailed Description

EAL Configuration API

Definition in file rte_eal.h.

Macro Definition Documentation

#define RTE_MAGIC   19820526

Magic number written by the main partition when ready.

Definition at line 29 of file rte_eal.h.

#define RTE_EAL_TAILQ_RWLOCK   (&rte_eal_get_configuration()->mem_config->qlock)

macro to get the lock of tailq in mem_config

Definition at line 415 of file rte_eal.h.

#define RTE_EAL_MEMPOOL_RWLOCK   (&rte_eal_get_configuration()->mem_config->mplock)

macro to get the multiple lock of mempool shared by mutiple-instance

Definition at line 420 of file rte_eal.h.

Typedef Documentation

typedef int(* rte_mp_t)(const struct rte_mp_msg *msg, const void *peer)

Action function typedef used by other components.

As we create socket channel for primary/secondary communication, use this function typedef to register action for coming messages.

Definition at line 232 of file rte_eal.h.

typedef int(* rte_mp_async_reply_t)(const struct rte_mp_msg *request, const struct rte_mp_reply *reply)

Asynchronous reply function typedef used by other components.

As we create socket channel for primary/secondary communication, use this function typedef to register action for coming responses to asynchronous requests.

Definition at line 241 of file rte_eal.h.

typedef void(* rte_usage_hook_t)(const char *prgname)

Usage function typedef used by the application usage function.

Use this function typedef to define and call rte_set_application_usage_hook() routine.

Definition at line 386 of file rte_eal.h.

Enumeration Type Documentation

The lcore role (used in RTE or not).

Definition at line 37 of file rte_eal.h.

The type of process in a linuxapp, multi-process setup

Definition at line 46 of file rte_eal.h.

Function Documentation

struct rte_config* rte_eal_get_configuration ( void  )
read

Get the global configuration structure.

Returns
A pointer to the global configuration structure.
Examples:
examples/multi_process/l2fwd_fork/flib.c, examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/main.c, and examples/qos_sched/args.c.
enum rte_lcore_role_t rte_eal_lcore_role ( unsigned  lcore_id)

Get a lcore's role.

Parameters
lcore_idThe identifier of the lcore.
Returns
The role of the lcore.
enum rte_proc_type_t rte_eal_process_type ( void  )

Get the process type in a multi-process setup

Returns
The process type
Examples:
examples/multi_process/simple_mp/main.c, and examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/main.c.
int rte_eal_iopl_init ( void  )

Request iopl privilege for all RPL.

This function should be called by pmds which need access to ioports.

Returns
  • On success, returns 0.
  • On failure, returns -1.
int rte_eal_init ( int  argc,
char **  argv 
)

Initialize the Environment Abstraction Layer (EAL).

This function is to be executed on the MASTER lcore only, as soon as possible in the application's main() function.

The function finishes the initialization process before main() is called. It puts the SLAVE lcores in the WAIT state.

When the multi-partition feature is supported, depending on the configuration (if CONFIG_RTE_EAL_MAIN_PARTITION is disabled), this function waits to ensure that the magic number is set before returning. See also the rte_eal_get_configuration() function. Note: This behavior may change in the future.

Parameters
argcA non-negative value. If it is greater than 0, the array members for argv[0] through argv[argc] (non-inclusive) shall contain pointers to strings.
argvAn array of strings. The contents of the array, as well as the strings which are pointed to by the array, may be modified by this function.
Returns
  • On success, the number of parsed arguments, which is greater or equal to zero. After the call to rte_eal_init(), all arguments argv[x] with x < ret may have been modified by this function call and should not be further interpreted by the application. The EAL does not take any ownership of the memory used for either the argv array, or its members.
  • On failure, -1 and rte_errno is set to a value indicating the cause for failure. In some instances, the application will need to be restarted as part of clearing the issue.

Error codes returned via rte_errno: EACCES indicates a permissions issue.

EAGAIN indicates either a bus or system resource was not available, setup may be attempted again.

EALREADY indicates that the rte_eal_init function has already been called, and cannot be called again.

EFAULT indicates the tailq configuration name was not found in memory configuration.

EINVAL indicates invalid parameters were passed as argv/argc.

ENOMEM indicates failure likely caused by an out-of-memory condition.

ENODEV indicates memory setup issues.

ENOTSUP indicates that the EAL cannot initialize on this system.

EPROTO indicates that the PCI bus is either not present, or is not readable by the eal.

ENOEXEC indicates that a service core failed to launch successfully.

Examples:
examples/bbdev_app/main.c, examples/bond/main.c, examples/cmdline/main.c, examples/distributor/main.c, examples/ethtool/ethtool-app/main.c, examples/eventdev_pipeline/main.c, examples/exception_path/main.c, examples/flow_classify/flow_classify.c, examples/flow_filtering/main.c, examples/helloworld/main.c, examples/ip_fragmentation/main.c, examples/ip_pipeline/main.c, examples/ip_reassembly/main.c, examples/ipsec-secgw/ipsec-secgw.c, examples/ipv4_multicast/main.c, examples/kni/main.c, examples/l2fwd-cat/l2fwd-cat.c, examples/l2fwd-crypto/main.c, examples/l2fwd-jobstats/main.c, examples/l2fwd-keepalive/main.c, examples/l2fwd/main.c, examples/l3fwd-acl/main.c, examples/l3fwd-power/main.c, examples/l3fwd-vf/main.c, examples/l3fwd/main.c, examples/link_status_interrupt/main.c, examples/load_balancer/main.c, examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/mp_client/client.c, examples/multi_process/client_server_mp/mp_server/init.c, examples/multi_process/l2fwd_fork/main.c, examples/multi_process/simple_mp/main.c, examples/multi_process/symmetric_mp/main.c, examples/netmap_compat/bridge/bridge.c, examples/packet_ordering/main.c, examples/performance-thread/l3fwd-thread/main.c, examples/performance-thread/pthread_shim/main.c, examples/ptpclient/ptpclient.c, examples/qos_meter/main.c, examples/qos_sched/args.c, examples/quota_watermark/qw/main.c, examples/quota_watermark/qwctl/qwctl.c, examples/rxtx_callbacks/main.c, examples/server_node_efd/node/node.c, examples/server_node_efd/server/init.c, examples/service_cores/main.c, examples/skeleton/basicfwd.c, examples/tep_termination/main.c, examples/timer/main.c, examples/vhost/main.c, examples/vhost_crypto/main.c, examples/vhost_scsi/vhost_scsi.c, examples/vm_power_manager/guest_cli/main.c, examples/vm_power_manager/main.c, examples/vmdq/main.c, and examples/vmdq_dcb/main.c.
int __rte_experimental rte_eal_cleanup ( void  )
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Clean up the Environment Abstraction Layer (EAL)

This function must be called to release any internal resources that EAL has allocated during rte_eal_init(). After this call, no DPDK function calls may be made. It is expected that common usage of this function is to call it just before terminating the process.

Returns
0 Successfully released all internal EAL resources
-EFAULT There was an error in releasing all resources.
int rte_eal_primary_proc_alive ( const char *  config_file_path)

Check if a primary process is currently alive

This function returns true when a primary process is currently active.

Parameters
config_file_pathThe config_file_path argument provided should point at the location that the primary process will create its config file. If NULL, the default config file path is used.
Returns
  • If alive, returns 1.
  • If dead, returns 0.
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_action_register ( const char *  name,
rte_mp_t  action 
)
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Register an action function for primary/secondary communication.

Call this function to register an action, if the calling component wants to response the messages from the corresponding component in its primary process or secondary processes.

Parameters
nameThe name argument plays as the nonredundant key to find the action.
actionThe action argument is the function pointer to the action function.
Returns
  • 0 on success.
  • (<0) on failure.
void __rte_experimental rte_mp_action_unregister ( const char *  name)
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Unregister an action function for primary/secondary communication.

Call this function to unregister an action if the calling component does not want to response the messages from the corresponding component in its primary process or secondary processes.

Parameters
nameThe name argument plays as the nonredundant key to find the action.
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_sendmsg ( struct rte_mp_msg *  msg)
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Send a message to the peer process.

This function will send a message which will be responsed by the action identified by name in the peer process.

Parameters
msgThe msg argument contains the customized message.
Returns
  • On success, return 0.
  • On failure, return -1, and the reason will be stored in rte_errno.
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_request_sync ( struct rte_mp_msg *  req,
struct rte_mp_reply reply,
const struct timespec *  ts 
)
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Send a request to the peer process and expect a reply.

This function sends a request message to the peer process, and will block until receiving reply message from the peer process.

Note
The caller is responsible to free reply->replies.
Parameters
reqThe req argument contains the customized request message.
replyThe reply argument will be for storing all the replied messages; the caller is responsible for free reply->replies.
tsThe ts argument specifies how long we can wait for the peer(s) to reply.
Returns
  • On success, return 0.
  • On failure, return -1, and the reason will be stored in rte_errno.
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_request_async ( struct rte_mp_msg *  req,
const struct timespec *  ts,
rte_mp_async_reply_t  clb 
)
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Send a request to the peer process and expect a reply in a separate callback.

This function sends a request message to the peer process, and will not block. Instead, reply will be received in a separate callback.

Parameters
reqThe req argument contains the customized request message.
tsThe ts argument specifies how long we can wait for the peer(s) to reply.
clbThe callback to trigger when all responses for this request have arrived.
Returns
  • On success, return 0.
  • On failure, return -1, and the reason will be stored in rte_errno.
int __rte_experimental rte_mp_reply ( struct rte_mp_msg *  msg,
const char *  peer 
)
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Send a reply to the peer process.

This function will send a reply message in response to a request message received previously.

Parameters
msgThe msg argument contains the customized message.
peerThe peer argument is the pointer to the peer socket path.
Returns
  • On success, return 0.
  • On failure, return -1, and the reason will be stored in rte_errno.
rte_usage_hook_t rte_set_application_usage_hook ( rte_usage_hook_t  usage_func)

Add application usage routine callout from the eal_usage() routine.

This function allows the application to include its usage message in the EAL system usage message. The routine rte_set_application_usage_hook() needs to be called before the rte_eal_init() routine in the application.

This routine is optional for the application and will behave as if the set routine was never called as the default behavior.

Parameters
usage_funcThe func argument is a function pointer to the application usage routine. Called function is defined using rte_usage_hook_t typedef, which is of the form void rte_usage_func(const char * prgname).

Calling this routine with a NULL value will reset the usage hook routine and return the current value, which could be NULL.

Returns
  • Returns the current value of the rte_application_usage pointer to allow the caller to daisy chain the usage routines if needing more then one.
int rte_eal_has_hugepages ( void  )

Whether EAL is using huge pages (disabled by –no-huge option). The no-huge mode cannot be used with UIO poll-mode drivers like igb/ixgbe. It is useful for NIC drivers (e.g. librte_pmd_mlx4, librte_pmd_vmxnet3) or crypto drivers (e.g. librte_crypto_nitrox) provided by third-parties such as 6WIND.

Returns
Nonzero if hugepages are enabled.
int rte_eal_has_pci ( void  )

Whether EAL is using PCI bus. Disabled by –no-pci option.

Returns
Nonzero if the PCI bus is enabled.
int rte_eal_create_uio_dev ( void  )

Whether the EAL was asked to create UIO device.

Returns
Nonzero if true.
enum rte_intr_mode rte_eal_vfio_intr_mode ( void  )

The user-configured vfio interrupt mode.

Returns
Interrupt mode configured with the command line, RTE_INTR_MODE_NONE by default.
int rte_sys_gettid ( void  )

A wrap API for syscall gettid.

Returns
On success, returns the thread ID of calling process. It is always successful.
static int rte_gettid ( void  )
inlinestatic

Get system unique thread id.

Returns
On success, returns the thread ID of calling process. It is always successful.

Definition at line 476 of file rte_eal.h.

enum rte_iova_mode rte_eal_iova_mode ( void  )

Get the iova mode

Returns
enum rte_iova_mode value.
const char* __rte_experimental rte_eal_mbuf_user_pool_ops ( void  )
Warning
EXPERIMENTAL: this API may change without prior notice

Get user provided pool ops name for mbuf

Returns
returns user provided pool ops name.
const char* rte_eal_mbuf_default_mempool_ops ( void  )

Get default pool ops name for mbuf

Returns
returns default pool ops name.