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authorShahaf Shuler <shahafs@mellanox.com>2017-07-29 19:17:32 +0300
committerThomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>2017-08-01 00:08:12 +0200
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doc: move i40e specific to i40e guide
The Linux Getting Started Guide contains parts which are specific for i40e PMD. This results in confusion for users which read the guide at their first try with DPDK. Moving those parts to the i40e NIC manual. Signed-off-by: Shahaf Shuler <shahafs@mellanox.com> Acked-by: John McNamara <john.mcnamara@intel.com>
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/linux_gsg/enable_func.rst25
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst56
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst2
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst79
-rw-r--r--doc/guides/nics/img/intel_perf_test_setup.svg (renamed from doc/guides/linux_gsg/img/intel_perf_test_setup.svg)0
5 files changed, 80 insertions, 82 deletions
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/enable_func.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/enable_func.rst
index 15f53b1..e6c806b 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/enable_func.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/enable_func.rst
@@ -176,28 +176,3 @@ Also, if ``INTEL_IOMMU_DEFAULT_ON`` is not set in the kernel, the ``intel_iommu=
This ensures that the Intel IOMMU is being initialized as expected.
Please note that while using ``iommu=pt`` is compulsory for ``igb_uio driver``, the ``vfio-pci`` driver can actually work with both ``iommu=pt`` and ``iommu=on``.
-
-High Performance of Small Packets on 40G NIC
---------------------------------------------
-
-As there might be firmware fixes for performance enhancement in latest version
-of firmware image, the firmware update might be needed for getting high performance.
-Check with the local Intel's Network Division application engineers for firmware updates.
-Users should consult the release notes specific to a DPDK release to identify
-the validated firmware version for a NIC using the i40e driver.
-
-Use 16 Bytes RX Descriptor Size
-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-
-As i40e PMD supports both 16 and 32 bytes RX descriptor sizes, and 16 bytes size can provide helps to high performance of small packets.
-Configuration of ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_16BYTE_RX_DESC`` in config files can be changed to use 16 bytes size RX descriptors.
-
-High Performance and per Packet Latency Tradeoff
-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-
-Due to the hardware design, the interrupt signal inside NIC is needed for per
-packet descriptor write-back. The minimum interval of interrupts could be set
-at compile time by ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_ITR_INTERVAL`` in configuration files.
-Though there is a default configuration, the interval could be tuned by the
-users with that configuration item depends on what the user cares about more,
-performance or per packet latency.
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst
index 2653c5d..febd733 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/nic_perf_intel_platform.rst
@@ -188,59 +188,3 @@ Configurations before running DPDK
4. Check which kernel drivers needs to be loaded and whether there is a need to unbind the network ports from their kernel drivers.
More details about DPDK setup and Linux kernel requirements see :ref:`linux_gsg_compiling_dpdk` and :ref:`linux_gsg_linux_drivers`.
-
-Example of getting best performance for an Intel NIC
-----------------------------------------------------
-
-The following is an example of running the DPDK ``l3fwd`` sample application to get high performance with an
-Intel server platform and Intel XL710 NICs.
-For specific 40G NIC configuration please refer to the i40e NIC guide.
-
-The example scenario is to get best performance with two Intel XL710 40GbE ports.
-See :numref:`figure_intel_perf_test_setup` for the performance test setup.
-
-.. _figure_intel_perf_test_setup:
-
-.. figure:: img/intel_perf_test_setup.*
-
- Performance Test Setup
-
-
-1. Add two Intel XL710 NICs to the platform, and use one port per card to get best performance.
- The reason for using two NICs is to overcome a PCIe Gen3's limitation since it cannot provide 80G bandwidth
- for two 40G ports, but two different PCIe Gen3 x8 slot can.
- Refer to the sample NICs output above, then we can select ``82:00.0`` and ``85:00.0`` as test ports::
-
- 82:00.0 Ethernet [0200]: Intel XL710 for 40GbE QSFP+ [8086:1583]
- 85:00.0 Ethernet [0200]: Intel XL710 for 40GbE QSFP+ [8086:1583]
-
-2. Connect the ports to the traffic generator. For high speed testing, it's best to use a hardware traffic generator.
-
-3. Check the PCI devices numa node (socket id) and get the cores number on the exact socket id.
- In this case, ``82:00.0`` and ``85:00.0`` are both in socket 1, and the cores on socket 1 in the referenced platform
- are 18-35 and 54-71.
- Note: Don't use 2 logical cores on the same core (e.g core18 has 2 logical cores, core18 and core54), instead, use 2 logical
- cores from different cores (e.g core18 and core19).
-
-4. Bind these two ports to igb_uio.
-
-5. As to XL710 40G port, we need at least two queue pairs to achieve best performance, then two queues per port
- will be required, and each queue pair will need a dedicated CPU core for receiving/transmitting packets.
-
-6. The DPDK sample application ``l3fwd`` will be used for performance testing, with using two ports for bi-directional forwarding.
- Compile the ``l3fwd sample`` with the default lpm mode.
-
-7. The command line of running l3fwd would be something like the followings::
-
- ./l3fwd -l 18-21 -n 4 -w 82:00.0 -w 85:00.0 \
- -- -p 0x3 --config '(0,0,18),(0,1,19),(1,0,20),(1,1,21)'
-
- This means that the application uses core 18 for port 0, queue pair 0 forwarding, core 19 for port 0, queue pair 1 forwarding,
- core 20 for port 1, queue pair 0 forwarding, and core 21 for port 1, queue pair 1 forwarding.
-
-
-8. Configure the traffic at a traffic generator.
-
- * Start creating a stream on packet generator.
-
- * Set the Ethernet II type to 0x0800.
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
index 375bec8..0f98876 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/linux_gsg/sys_reqs.rst
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@ BIOS Setting Prerequisite on x86
For the majority of platforms, no special BIOS settings are needed to use basic DPDK functionality.
However, for additional HPET timer and power management functionality,
-and high performance of small packets on 40G NIC, BIOS setting changes may be needed.
+and high performance of small packets, BIOS setting changes may be needed.
Consult the section on :ref:`Enabling Additional Functionality <Enabling_Additional_Functionality>`
for more information on the required changes.
diff --git a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
index a0262a9..bc200d3 100644
--- a/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/i40e.rst
@@ -464,3 +464,82 @@ enabled using the steps below.
#. Set the PCI configure register with new value::
setpci -s <XX:XX.X> a8.w=<value>
+
+High Performance of Small Packets on 40G NIC
+--------------------------------------------
+
+As there might be firmware fixes for performance enhancement in latest version
+of firmware image, the firmware update might be needed for getting high performance.
+Check with the local Intel's Network Division application engineers for firmware updates.
+Users should consult the release notes specific to a DPDK release to identify
+the validated firmware version for a NIC using the i40e driver.
+
+Use 16 Bytes RX Descriptor Size
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+As i40e PMD supports both 16 and 32 bytes RX descriptor sizes, and 16 bytes size can provide helps to high performance of small packets.
+Configuration of ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_16BYTE_RX_DESC`` in config files can be changed to use 16 bytes size RX descriptors.
+
+High Performance and per Packet Latency Tradeoff
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Due to the hardware design, the interrupt signal inside NIC is needed for per
+packet descriptor write-back. The minimum interval of interrupts could be set
+at compile time by ``CONFIG_RTE_LIBRTE_I40E_ITR_INTERVAL`` in configuration files.
+Though there is a default configuration, the interval could be tuned by the
+users with that configuration item depends on what the user cares about more,
+performance or per packet latency.
+
+Example of getting best performance with l3fwd example
+------------------------------------------------------
+
+The following is an example of running the DPDK ``l3fwd`` sample application to get high performance with an
+Intel server platform and Intel XL710 NICs.
+
+The example scenario is to get best performance with two Intel XL710 40GbE ports.
+See :numref:`figure_intel_perf_test_setup` for the performance test setup.
+
+.. _figure_intel_perf_test_setup:
+
+.. figure:: img/intel_perf_test_setup.*
+
+ Performance Test Setup
+
+
+1. Add two Intel XL710 NICs to the platform, and use one port per card to get best performance.
+ The reason for using two NICs is to overcome a PCIe Gen3's limitation since it cannot provide 80G bandwidth
+ for two 40G ports, but two different PCIe Gen3 x8 slot can.
+ Refer to the sample NICs output above, then we can select ``82:00.0`` and ``85:00.0`` as test ports::
+
+ 82:00.0 Ethernet [0200]: Intel XL710 for 40GbE QSFP+ [8086:1583]
+ 85:00.0 Ethernet [0200]: Intel XL710 for 40GbE QSFP+ [8086:1583]
+
+2. Connect the ports to the traffic generator. For high speed testing, it's best to use a hardware traffic generator.
+
+3. Check the PCI devices numa node (socket id) and get the cores number on the exact socket id.
+ In this case, ``82:00.0`` and ``85:00.0`` are both in socket 1, and the cores on socket 1 in the referenced platform
+ are 18-35 and 54-71.
+ Note: Don't use 2 logical cores on the same core (e.g core18 has 2 logical cores, core18 and core54), instead, use 2 logical
+ cores from different cores (e.g core18 and core19).
+
+4. Bind these two ports to igb_uio.
+
+5. As to XL710 40G port, we need at least two queue pairs to achieve best performance, then two queues per port
+ will be required, and each queue pair will need a dedicated CPU core for receiving/transmitting packets.
+
+6. The DPDK sample application ``l3fwd`` will be used for performance testing, with using two ports for bi-directional forwarding.
+ Compile the ``l3fwd sample`` with the default lpm mode.
+
+7. The command line of running l3fwd would be something like the following::
+
+ ./l3fwd -l 18-21 -n 4 -w 82:00.0 -w 85:00.0 \
+ -- -p 0x3 --config '(0,0,18),(0,1,19),(1,0,20),(1,1,21)'
+
+ This means that the application uses core 18 for port 0, queue pair 0 forwarding, core 19 for port 0, queue pair 1 forwarding,
+ core 20 for port 1, queue pair 0 forwarding, and core 21 for port 1, queue pair 1 forwarding.
+
+8. Configure the traffic at a traffic generator.
+
+ * Start creating a stream on packet generator.
+
+ * Set the Ethernet II type to 0x0800.
diff --git a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/img/intel_perf_test_setup.svg b/doc/guides/nics/img/intel_perf_test_setup.svg
index 27c3c1c..27c3c1c 100644
--- a/doc/guides/linux_gsg/img/intel_perf_test_setup.svg
+++ b/doc/guides/nics/img/intel_perf_test_setup.svg