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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/2] PCI-Express Non-Transparent Bridge Support
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:49:39PM -0400, chetan loke wrote:
> Hi Jon,
>
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM, Jon Mason <jon.mason@intel.com> wrote:
>
> Just a few minor comments/questions:
>
> ....
>
> > +struct ntb_transport_qp {
> > + struct ntb_device *ndev;
> > +
> > + bool client_ready;
> > + bool qp_link;
> > + u8 qp_num; /* Only 64 QP's are allowed. 0-63 */
> > +
> > + void (*tx_handler) (struct ntb_transport_qp *qp);
> > + struct tasklet_struct tx_work;
>
> Is it ok to rename the following vars for convenience sake?
>
> > + struct list_head txq;
> tx_pend_q - (pending_queue) or tx_out_q - (outstanding_queue) - or
> pick any new string you like - other than a mono-syllable definition
>
> > + struct list_head txc;
> tx_compl_q - completion queue
>
> > + struct list_head txe;
> tx_avail_e - available entry queue
>
>
> > + spinlock_t txq_lock;
> > + spinlock_t txc_lock;
> > + spinlock_t txe_lock;
>
> then match the variants accordingly.
>
> > + struct list_head rxq;
> > + struct list_head rxc;
> > + struct list_head rxe;
> > + spinlock_t rxq_lock;
> > + spinlock_t rxc_lock;
> > + spinlock_t rxe_lock;
>
> similarly the rx-counterpart

Are they difficult to understand? I can change them, but it seems rather moot since you seemed to immediately understand the logic behind the names.

>
>
> ..................
>
> > +static void ntb_tx_copy_task(struct ntb_transport_qp *qp,
> > + struct ntb_queue_entry *entry,
> > + void *offset)
> > +{
> > + struct ntb_payload_header *hdr = offset;
> > + int rc;
> > +
> > + offset += sizeof(struct ntb_payload_header);
> > + memcpy_toio(offset, entry->buf, entry->len);
> > +
> > + hdr->len = entry->len;
> > + hdr->ver = qp->tx_pkts;
> > +
> > + /* Ensure that the data is fully copied out before setting the flag */
> > + wmb();
> > + hdr->flags = entry->flags | DESC_DONE_FLAG;
> > +
> > + rc = ntb_ring_sdb(qp->ndev, qp->qp_num);
> > + if (rc)
> > + pr_err("%s: error ringing db %d\n", __func__, qp->qp_num);
> > +
> > + if (entry->len > 0) {
>
> how do you interpret this len variable and decide if it's a good/bad completion?

The length of 0 is for messages from the remote system, which currently only consists of a "link down" message notifying the local system to no longer send any messages to the remote side.

>
> > + qp->tx_bytes += entry->len;
> > +
> > + /* Add fully transmitted data to completion queue */
> > + ntb_list_add_tail(&qp->txc_lock, &entry->entry, &qp->txc);
> > +
> > + if (qp->tx_handler)
> > + qp->tx_handler(qp);
> > + } else
> > + ntb_list_add_tail(&qp->txe_lock, &entry->entry, &qp->txe);
>
> I could be wrong but how is the original skb handled if the code path
> goes in the else clause?

There is no skb is the length is zero. Since the only client is virtual ethernet, it will always be > 60. However, I should add a sanity check for 0 length in tx_enqueue.
> Also, in the else clause, how about a ntb_list_add_head rather than a _tail.

Why add to the head, it was just used?

> > +
> > +static int ntb_process_tx(struct ntb_transport_qp *qp,
> > + struct ntb_queue_entry *entry)
> > +{
> > + struct ntb_payload_header *hdr;
> > + void *offset;
> > +
> > + offset = qp->tx_offset;
> > + hdr = offset;
> > +
> > + pr_debug("%lld - offset %p, tx %p, entry len %d flags %x buff %p\n",
> > + qp->tx_pkts, offset, qp->tx_offset, entry->len, entry->flags,
> > + entry->buf);
> > + if (hdr->flags) {
> > + ntb_list_add_head(&qp->txq_lock, &entry->entry, &qp->txq);
> > + qp->tx_ring_full++;
> > + return -EAGAIN;
> > + }
> > +
> > + if (entry->len > transport_mtu) {
> > + pr_err("Trying to send pkt size of %d\n", entry->len);
> > + entry->flags = HW_ERROR_FLAG;
> > +
> > + ntb_list_add_tail(&qp->txc_lock, &entry->entry, &qp->txc);
> > +
> > + if (qp->tx_handler)
> > + qp->tx_handler(qp);
> > +
> > + return 0;
> > + }
> > +
> > + ntb_tx_copy_task(qp, entry, offset);
>
> what happens when ntb_sdb_ring returns an error? would you still want
> to increment tx_pkts below?

It's not fatal if the remote side isn't notified. It will hurt latency, since the next packet would be the one that triggers the next interrupt. Also, the only way it could ever fail would be if it was an invalid interrupt bit being set, which should never happen.

> > +
> > + qp->tx_offset =
> > + (qp->tx_offset +
> > + ((transport_mtu + sizeof(struct ntb_payload_header)) * 2) >=
> > + qp->tx_mw_end) ? qp->tx_mw_begin : qp->tx_offset + transport_mtu +
> > + sizeof(struct ntb_payload_header);
> > +
> > + qp->tx_pkts++;
> > +
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +
>
> ........................
>
>
> > +void *ntb_transport_tx_dequeue(struct ntb_transport_qp *qp, unsigned int *len)
> > +{
> > + struct ntb_queue_entry *entry;
> > + void *buf;
> > +
> > + if (!qp)
> > + return NULL;
> > +
> > + entry = ntb_list_rm_head(&qp->txc_lock, &qp->txc);
> > + if (!entry)
> > + return NULL;
> > +
> > + buf = entry->callback_data;
> > + if (entry->flags != HW_ERROR_FLAG)
> > + *len = entry->len;
> > + else
> > + *len = -EIO;
> > +
> > + ntb_list_add_tail(&qp->txe_lock, &entry->entry, &qp->txe);
>
> how about a ntb_list_add_head?

Is there a benefit to adding to the head versus tail? It makes more sense to me to pull from the head and add to the tail.

>
>
> Chetan Loke


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