[dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] net/i40e: queue region set and flush

Zhao1, Wei wei.zhao1 at intel.com
Wed Sep 20 05:20:26 CEST 2017


Hi, Ferruh

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yigit, Ferruh
> Sent: Friday, September 15, 2017 7:01 PM
> To: Zhao1, Wei <wei.zhao1 at intel.com>; dev at dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] net/i40e: queue region set and flush
> 
> On 9/6/2017 10:11 AM, Ferruh Yigit wrote:
> > On 9/1/2017 3:38 AM, Zhao1, Wei wrote:
> >> HI,  Ferruh
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: Yigit, Ferruh
> >>> Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 12:18 AM
> >>> To: Zhao1, Wei <wei.zhao1 at intel.com>; dev at dpdk.org
> >>> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] net/i40e: queue region set and
> >>> flush
> >>>
> >>> On 8/24/2017 4:26 AM, Wei Zhao wrote:
> >>>> This feature enable queue regions configuration for RSS in PF/VF,
> >>>> so that different traffic classes or different packet
> >>>> classification types can be separated to different queues in
> >>>> different queue regions.This patch can set queue region range, it
> >>>> include queue number in a region and the index of first queue.
> >>>> This patch enable mapping between different priorities (UP) and
> >>>> different traffic classes.It also enable mapping between a region
> >>>> index and a sepcific flowtype(PCTYPE).It also provide the solution
> >>>> of flush all configuration about queue region the above described.
> >>>>
> >>>> Signed-off-by: Wei Zhao <wei.zhao1 at intel.com>
> >>>
> >>> Hi Wei,
> >>>
> >>> I wonder if this can be implemented using rte_flow, instead of PMD
> >>> specific API?
> >>>
> >>> And if not, what is missing in rte_flow for this?
> >>
> >> Yes, at first I have plan to use rte_flow to implement this feature.
> >> But there are many opposition for this, for example, this  feature is
> >> only support by i40e but not igb/ixgbe From hardware capacity, not all NIC.
> So, private API is selected.
> >
> > I guess rte_flow headers needs to be updated for this support, how big
> > that update, what is missing in rte_flow for this?
> 
> Hi Wei,
> 
> Would you mind answering this?

If we want rte_flow also to support this feature,
although there will be many new CLI command need to be Add to testpmd app,
and some code change in ethdev, for example  add new member in enum rte_filter_type and so on.
But the biggest problem is to get recognize and support from expert and authority in DPDK community for this new change.
By now, rte_flow has no support for rss config application, but only filter configuration. But maybe this can be a work in next release.


> 
> Thanks,
> ferruh
> 
> >
> > Even this is only for i40e, rte_flow can be an option. I believe this
> > increases the usability of the feature for the driver.
> >
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> ferruh
> >



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