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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 1/5] net: mvpp2: use the same buffer pool for all ports
Hi Thomas,

On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 01:41:48PM +0100, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2018 11:48:13 +0100, Antoine Tenart wrote:
>
> > > > +static void mvpp2_setup_bm_pool(void)
> > > > +{
> > > > + /* Short pool */
> > > > + mvpp2_pools[MVPP2_BM_SHORT].buf_num = MVPP2_BM_SHORT_BUF_NUM;
> > > > + mvpp2_pools[MVPP2_BM_SHORT].pkt_size = MVPP2_BM_SHORT_PKT_SIZE;
> > > > +
> > > > + /* Long pool */
> > > > + mvpp2_pools[MVPP2_BM_LONG].buf_num = MVPP2_BM_LONG_BUF_NUM;
> > > > + mvpp2_pools[MVPP2_BM_LONG].pkt_size = MVPP2_BM_LONG_PKT_SIZE;
> > > > +}
> > >
> > > ?
> >
> > I wanted to do this, but it's no possible as MVPP2_BM_SHORT_PKT_SIZE and
> > MVPP2_BM_LONG_PKT_SIZE use a core definition which expands at some point
> > to __max(...) which has to be called from within a function.
>
> Hum, weird:
>
> #define MVPP2_BM_LONG_PKT_SIZE MVPP2_RX_MAX_PKT_SIZE(MVPP2_BM_LONG_FRAME_SIZE)
> #define MVPP2_BM_LONG_FRAME_SIZE 2048
>
> #define MVPP2_RX_MAX_PKT_SIZE(total_size) \
> ((total_size) - NET_SKB_PAD - MVPP2_SKB_SHINFO_SIZE)
>
> #define MVPP2_SKB_SHINFO_SIZE \
> SKB_DATA_ALIGN(sizeof(struct skb_shared_info))
>
> #define SKB_DATA_ALIGN(X) ALIGN(X, SMP_CACHE_BYTES)
>
> I don't really see a __max(...) call.

NET_SKB_PAD expends to __max(...).

> And if this value really expands depending on other values, then it
> isn't really a constant, and should be considered as a constant, no?

Well, the padding isn't truly a constant for some reasons, you can see
an explanation here:
https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/include/linux/skbuff.h#L2446

But this value can only change at compile time, so it really depends on
what is the definition of a constant is :)

Antoine

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Antoine Ténart, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com

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