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SubjectRe: [virtio-dev] Re: [PATCH net-next v2 0/5] virtio: support packed ring
On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 09:22:25AM +0800, Tiwei Bie wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 05:00:40PM +0300, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> > Are there still plans to test the performance with vost pmd?
> > vhost doesn't seem to show a performance gain ...
> >
>
> I tried some performance tests with vhost PMD. In guest, the
> XDP program will return XDP_DROP directly. And in host, testpmd
> will do txonly fwd.
>
> When burst size is 1 and packet size is 64 in testpmd and
> testpmd needs to iterate 5 Tx queues (but only the first two
> queues are enabled) to prepare and inject packets, I got ~12%
> performance boost (5.7Mpps -> 6.4Mpps). And if the vhost PMD
> is faster (e.g. just need to iterate the first two queues to
> prepare and inject packets), then I got similar performance
> for both rings (~9.9Mpps) (packed ring's performance can be
> lower, because it's more complicated in driver.)
>
> I think packed ring makes vhost PMD faster, but it doesn't make
> the driver faster. In packed ring, the ring is simplified, and
> the handling of the ring in vhost (device) is also simplified,
> but things are not simplified in driver, e.g. although there is
> no desc table in the virtqueue anymore, driver still needs to
> maintain a private desc state table (which is still managed as
> a list in this patch set) to support the out-of-order desc
> processing in vhost (device).
>
> I think this patch set is mainly to make the driver have a full
> functional support for the packed ring, which makes it possible
> to leverage the packed ring feature in vhost (device). But I'm
> not sure whether there is any other better idea, I'd like to
> hear your thoughts. Thanks!

Just this: Jens seems to report a nice gain with virtio and
vhost pmd across the board. Try to compare virtio and
virtio pmd to see what does pmd do better?


>
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 10:27:06AM +0800, Tiwei Bie wrote:
> > > Hello everyone,
> > >
> > > This patch set implements packed ring support in virtio driver.
> > >
> > > Some functional tests have been done with Jason's
> > > packed ring implementation in vhost:
> > >
> > > https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/7/3/33
> > >
> > > Both of ping and netperf worked as expected.
> > >
> > > v1 -> v2:
> > > - Use READ_ONCE() to read event off_wrap and flags together (Jason);
> > > - Add comments related to ccw (Jason);
> > >
> > > RFC (v6) -> v1:
> > > - Avoid extra virtio_wmb() in virtqueue_enable_cb_delayed_packed()
> > > when event idx is off (Jason);
> > > - Fix bufs calculation in virtqueue_enable_cb_delayed_packed() (Jason);
> > > - Test the state of the desc at used_idx instead of last_used_idx
> > > in virtqueue_enable_cb_delayed_packed() (Jason);
> > > - Save wrap counter (as part of queue state) in the return value
> > > of virtqueue_enable_cb_prepare_packed();
> > > - Refine the packed ring definitions in uapi;
> > > - Rebase on the net-next tree;
> > >
> > > RFC v5 -> RFC v6:
> > > - Avoid tracking addr/len/flags when DMA API isn't used (MST/Jason);
> > > - Define wrap counter as bool (Jason);
> > > - Use ALIGN() in vring_init_packed() (Jason);
> > > - Avoid using pointer to track `next` in detach_buf_packed() (Jason);
> > > - Add comments for barriers (Jason);
> > > - Don't enable RING_PACKED on ccw for now (noticed by Jason);
> > > - Refine the memory barrier in virtqueue_poll();
> > > - Add a missing memory barrier in virtqueue_enable_cb_delayed_packed();
> > > - Remove the hacks in virtqueue_enable_cb_prepare_packed();
> > >
> > > RFC v4 -> RFC v5:
> > > - Save DMA addr, etc in desc state (Jason);
> > > - Track used wrap counter;
> > >
> > > RFC v3 -> RFC v4:
> > > - Make ID allocation support out-of-order (Jason);
> > > - Various fixes for EVENT_IDX support;
> > >
> > > RFC v2 -> RFC v3:
> > > - Split into small patches (Jason);
> > > - Add helper virtqueue_use_indirect() (Jason);
> > > - Just set id for the last descriptor of a list (Jason);
> > > - Calculate the prev in virtqueue_add_packed() (Jason);
> > > - Fix/improve desc suppression code (Jason/MST);
> > > - Refine the code layout for XXX_split/packed and wrappers (MST);
> > > - Fix the comments and API in uapi (MST);
> > > - Remove the BUG_ON() for indirect (Jason);
> > > - Some other refinements and bug fixes;
> > >
> > > RFC v1 -> RFC v2:
> > > - Add indirect descriptor support - compile test only;
> > > - Add event suppression supprt - compile test only;
> > > - Move vring_packed_init() out of uapi (Jason, MST);
> > > - Merge two loops into one in virtqueue_add_packed() (Jason);
> > > - Split vring_unmap_one() for packed ring and split ring (Jason);
> > > - Avoid using '%' operator (Jason);
> > > - Rename free_head -> next_avail_idx (Jason);
> > > - Add comments for virtio_wmb() in virtqueue_add_packed() (Jason);
> > > - Some other refinements and bug fixes;
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > Tiwei Bie (5):
> > > virtio: add packed ring definitions
> > > virtio_ring: support creating packed ring
> > > virtio_ring: add packed ring support
> > > virtio_ring: add event idx support in packed ring
> > > virtio_ring: enable packed ring
> > >
> > > drivers/s390/virtio/virtio_ccw.c | 14 +
> > > drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.c | 1365 ++++++++++++++++++++++------
> > > include/linux/virtio_ring.h | 8 +-
> > > include/uapi/linux/virtio_config.h | 3 +
> > > include/uapi/linux/virtio_ring.h | 43 +
> > > 5 files changed, 1157 insertions(+), 276 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > --
> > > 2.18.0
> >
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