[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] ring: guarantee ordering of cons/prod loading when doing enqueue/dequeue

Jia He hejianet at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 10:20:22 CEST 2017


On 10/13/2017 3:33 PM, Jianbo Liu Wrote:
> The 10/13/2017 07:19, Jerin Jacob wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:16:31 +0800
>>> From: Jia He <hejianet at gmail.com>
>>> To: Jerin Jacob <jerin.jacob at caviumnetworks.com>, "Ananyev, Konstantin"
>>>   <konstantin.ananyev at intel.com>
>>> Cc: Olivier MATZ <olivier.matz at 6wind.com>, "dev at dpdk.org" <dev at dpdk.org>,
>>>   "jia.he at hxt-semitech.com" <jia.he at hxt-semitech.com>,
>>>   "jie2.liu at hxt-semitech.com" <jie2.liu at hxt-semitech.com>,
>>>   "bing.zhao at hxt-semitech.com" <bing.zhao at hxt-semitech.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [PATCH] ring: guarantee ordering of cons/prod loading when
>>>   doing enqueue/dequeue
>>> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101
>>>   Thunderbird/52.3.0
>>> Hi
>>> On 10/13/2017 9:02 AM, Jia He Wrote:
>>>> Hi Jerin
>>>> On 10/13/2017 1:23 AM, Jerin Jacob Wrote:
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:05:50 +0000
>>> [...]
>>>>> On the same lines,
>>>>> Jia He, jie2.liu, bing.zhao,
>>>>> Is this patch based on code review or do you saw this issue on any
>>>>> of the
>>>>> arm/ppc target? arm64 will have performance impact with this change.
>>> sorry, miss one important information
>>> Our platform is an aarch64 server with 46 cpus.
>> Is this an OOO(Out of order execution) aarch64 CPU implementation?
>>> If we reduced the involved cpu numbers, the bug occurred less frequently.
>>> Yes, mb barrier impact the performance, but correctness is more important,
>>> isn't it ;-)
>> Yes.
>>> Maybe we can  find any other lightweight barrier here?
>> Yes, Regarding the lightweight barrier, arm64 has native support for acquire and release
>> semantics, which is exposed through gcc as architecture agnostic
>> functions.
>> https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/_005f_005fatomic-Builtins.html
>> http://preshing.com/20130922/acquire-and-release-fences/
>> Good to know,
>> 1) How much overhead this patch in your platform? Just relative
>> numbers are enough
>> 2) As a prototype, Is Changing to acquire and release schematics
>> reduces the overhead in your platform?
> +1, can you try what ODP does in the link mentioned below?
Sure, pls see the result:
root at server:~/odp/test/linux-generic/ring# ./ring_main
HW time counter freq: 20000000 hz

_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
_ishm.c:880:_odp_ishm_reserve():No huge pages, fall back to normal 
pages. check: /proc/sys/vm/nr_hugepages.
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
  PKTIO: initialized loop interface.
  PKTIO: initialized ipc interface.
  PKTIO: initialized socket mmap, use export 
  PKTIO: initialized socket mmsg,use export 
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
         ODP API version: 1.15.0
         ODP implementation name:    "odp-linux"
         ODP implementation version: "odp-linux" 1.15.0-0 (v1.15.0)

      CUnit - A unit testing framework for C - Version 2.1-3

Suite: ring basic
   Test: ring_test_basic_create 
...pktio/ring.c:177:_ring_create():Requested size is invalid, must be 
power of 2,and do not exceed the size limit 268435455
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate memory
   Test: ring_test_basic_burst ...passed
   Test: ring_test_basic_bulk ...passed
   Test: ring_test_basic_watermark 
...passed_ishmphy.c:152:_odp_ishmphy_map():mmap failed:Cannot allocate 

Suite: ring stress
   Test: ring_test_stress_1_1_producer_consumer ...passed
   Test: ring_test_stress_1_N_producer_consumer ...passed
   Test: ring_test_stress_N_1_producer_consumer ...passed
   Test: ring_test_stress_N_M_producer_consumer ...

<the test case has hung here for half an hour>


>> Reference FreeBSD ring/DPDK style ring implementation through acquire
>> and release schematics
>> https://github.com/Linaro/odp/blob/master/platform/linux-generic/pktio/ring.c
>> I will also spend on cycles on this.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Jia
>>>> Based on mbuf_autotest, the rte_panic will be invoked in seconds.
>>>> PANIC in test_refcnt_iter():
>>>> (lcore=0, iter=0): after 10s only 61 of 64 mbufs left free
>>>> 1: [./test(rte_dump_stack+0x38) [0x58d868]]
>>>> Aborted (core dumped)
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Jia
>>>>>> Konstantin
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