> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yuanhan Liu [mailto:y...@fridaylinux.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 7:00 AM
> To: d...@openvswitch.org
> Cc: Stokes, Ian <ian.sto...@intel.com>; Finn Christensen
> <f...@napatech.com>; Darrell Ball <db...@vmware.com>; Chandran, Sugesh
> <sugesh.chand...@intel.com>; Simon Horman <simon.hor...@netronome.com>;
> Yuanhan Liu <y...@fridaylinux.org>
> Subject: [PATCH v7 0/6] OVS-DPDK flow offload with rte_flow
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Here is a joint work from Mellanox and Napatech, to enable the flow hw
> offload with the DPDK generic flow interface (rte_flow).
> 

Thanks for this Yuanhan,

I'm currently in the middle of reviewing and testing the series. I have some 
feedback on patch 1 and 2 of the series so decided to provide it now rather 
than wait.

Just a general comment, I'm seeing compilation failures for sparse, clang and 
gcc etc. Maybe you already run these (I know sparse can be a bit hit and miss) 
but if you don't it's worth giving them a go before submitting, it will catch 
smaller bugs that break the OVS travis build and avoid version re-spins.

I'll have more comments on the rest of the series this week.

Thanks
Ian

> The basic idea is to associate the flow with a mark id (a unit32_t
> number).
> Later, we then get the flow directly from the mark id, which could bypass
> some heavy CPU operations, including but not limiting to mini flow
> extract, emc lookup, dpcls lookup, etc.
> 
> The association is done with CMAP in patch 1. The CPU workload bypassing
> is done in patch 2. The flow offload is done in patch 3, which mainly does
> two things:
> 
> - translate the ovs match to DPDK rte flow patterns
> - bind those patterns with a RSS + MARK action.
> 
> Patch 5 makes the offload work happen in another thread, for leaving the
> datapath as light as possible.
> 
> A PHY-PHY forwarding with 1000 mega flows (udp,tp_src=1000-1999) and 1
> million streams (tp_src=1000-1999, tp_dst=2000-2999) show more than 260%
> performance boost.
> 
> Note that it's disabled by default, which can be enabled by:
> 
>     $ ovs-vsctl set Open_vSwitch . other_config:hw-offload=true
> 
> v7: - fixed wrong hash for mark_to_flow that has been refactored in v6
>     - set the rss_conf for rss action to NULL, to workaround a mlx5 change
>       in DPDK v17.11. Note that it will obey the rss settings OVS-DPDK has
>       set in the beginning. Thus, nothing should be effected.
> 
> v6: - fixed a sparse warning
>     - added documentation
>     - used hash_int to compute mark to flow hash
>     - added more comments
>     - added lock for pot lookup
>     - rebased on top of the latest code
> 
> v5: - fixed an issue that it took too long if we do flow add/remove
>       repeatedly.
>     - removed an unused mutex lock
>     - turned most of the log level to DBG
>     - rebased on top of the latest code
> 
> v4: - use RSS action instead of QUEUE action with MARK
>     - make it work with multiple queue (see patch 1)
>     - rebased on top of latest code
> 
> v3: - The mark and id association is done with array instead of CMAP.
>     - Added a thread to do hw offload operations
>     - Removed macros completely
>     - dropped the patch to set FDIR_CONF, which is a workround some
>       Intel NICs.
>     - Added a debug patch to show all flow patterns we have created.
>     - Misc fixes
> 
> v2: - workaround the queue action issue
>     - fixed the tcp_flags being skipped issue, which also fixed the
>       build warnings
>     - fixed l2 patterns for Intel nic
>     - Converted some macros to functions
>     - did not hardcode the max number of flow/action
>     - rebased on top of the latest code
> 
> Thanks.
> 
>     --yliu
> 
> ---
> Finn Christensen (1):
>   netdev-dpdk: implement flow offload with rte flow
> 
> Yuanhan Liu (5):
>   dpif-netdev: associate flow with a mark id
>   dpif-netdev: retrieve flow directly from the flow mark
>   netdev-dpdk: add debug for rte flow patterns
>   dpif-netdev: do hw flow offload in a thread
>   Documentation: document ovs-dpdk flow offload
> 
>  Documentation/howto/dpdk.rst |  17 +
>  NEWS                         |   1 +
>  lib/dp-packet.h              |  13 +
>  lib/dpif-netdev.c            | 495 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  lib/flow.c                   | 155 +++++++--
>  lib/flow.h                   |   1 +
>  lib/netdev-dpdk.c            | 736
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  lib/netdev.h                 |   6 +
>  8 files changed, 1385 insertions(+), 39 deletions(-)
> 
> --
> 2.7.4

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