On 08/09/2017 08:45 AM, Kevin Traynor wrote:
Up to his point rxqs are sorted by processing cycles they
consumed and assigned to pmds in a round robin manner.

Ian pointed out that on wrap around the most loaded pmd will be
the next one to be assigned an additional rxq and that it would be
better to reverse the pmd order when wraparound occurs.

In other words, change from assigning by rr to assigning in a forward
and reverse cycle through pmds.

Also, now that the algothim has finalised, document an example.

Suggested-by: Ian Stokes <ian.sto...@intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Kevin Traynor <ktray...@redhat.com>
---
  Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst | 16 ++++++++++++++++
  lib/dpif-netdev.c            | 21 ++++++++++++++++++++-
  tests/pmd.at                 |  2 +-
  3 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst b/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst
index 44737e4..493e215 100644
--- a/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst
+++ b/Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst
@@ -124,4 +124,20 @@ will be used where known to assign rxqs with the highest 
consumption of
  processing cycles to different pmds.

+For example, in the case where here there are 5 rxqs and 3 cores (e.g. 3,7,8)
+available, and the measured usage of core cycles per rxq over the last
+interval is seen to be:
+
+- Queue #0: 30%
+- Queue #1: 80%
+- Queue #3: 60%
+- Queue #4: 70%
+- Queue #5: 10%
+
+The rxqs will be assigned to cores 3,7,8 in the following order:
+
+Core 3: Q1 (80%) |
+Core 7: Q4 (70%) | Q5 (10%)
+core 8: Q0 (60%) | Q0 (30%)
+
  Rxq to pmds assignment takes place whenever there are configuration changes.

diff --git a/lib/dpif-netdev.c b/lib/dpif-netdev.c
index b4663ab..b0f4010 100644
--- a/lib/dpif-netdev.c
+++ b/lib/dpif-netdev.c
@@ -3251,4 +3251,5 @@ struct rr_numa {

      int cur_index;
+    bool idx_inc;
  };

@@ -3307,4 +3308,7 @@ rr_numa_list_populate(struct dp_netdev *dp, struct 
rr_numa_list *rr)
          numa->pmds = xrealloc(numa->pmds, numa->n_pmds * sizeof *numa->pmds);
          numa->pmds[numa->n_pmds - 1] = pmd;
+        /* At least one pmd so initialise curr_idx and idx_inc. */
+        numa->cur_index = 0;
+        numa->idx_inc = true;
      }
  }
@@ -3313,5 +3317,20 @@ static struct dp_netdev_pmd_thread *
  rr_numa_get_pmd(struct rr_numa *numa)
  {
-    return numa->pmds[numa->cur_index++ % numa->n_pmds];
+    int numa_idx = numa->cur_index;
+
+    if (numa->idx_inc == true) {
+        if (numa->cur_index == numa->n_pmds-1) {
+            numa->idx_inc = false;
+        } else {
+            numa->cur_index++;
+        }
+    } else {
+        if (numa->cur_index == 0) {
+            numa->idx_inc = true;
+        } else {
+            numa->cur_index--;
+        }
+    }
+    return numa->pmds[numa_idx];
  }

diff --git a/tests/pmd.at b/tests/pmd.at
index b6732ea..e39a23a 100644
--- a/tests/pmd.at
+++ b/tests/pmd.at
@@ -54,5 +54,5 @@ m4_define([CHECK_PMD_THREADS_CREATED], [

  m4_define([SED_NUMA_CORE_PATTERN], ["s/\(numa_id \)[[0-9]]*\( core_id 
\)[[0-9]]*:/\1<cleared>\2<cleared>:/"])
-m4_define([SED_NUMA_CORE_QUEUE_PATTERN], ["s/\(numa_id \)[[0-9]]*\( core_id 
\)[[0-9]]*:/\1<cleared>\2<cleared>:/;s/\(queue-id: \)0 2 4 6/\1<cleared>/;s/\(queue-id: \)1 3 5 
7/\1<cleared>/"])
+m4_define([SED_NUMA_CORE_QUEUE_PATTERN], ["s/\(numa_id \)[[0-9]]*\( core_id 
\)[[0-9]]*:/\1<cleared>\2<cleared>:/;s/\(queue-id: \)1 2 5 6/\1<cleared>/;s/\(queue-id: \)0 3 4 
7/\1<cleared>/"])
  m4_define([DUMMY_NUMA], [--dummy-numa="0,0,0,0"])


Tested-by: Greg Rose <gvrose8...@gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Greg Rose <gvrose8...@gmail.com>
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