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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v3 1/3] selftests/ptr_ring: add benchmark application for ptr_ring
On Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 05:54:42PM +0800, Yunsheng Lin wrote:
> On 2021/7/2 17:04, Jason Wang wrote:
> >
>
> [...]
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> >
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> >> I understand that you guys like to see a working testcase of virtio.
> >> I would love to do that if I have the time and knowledge of virtio,
> >> But I do not think I have the time and I am familiar enough with
> >> virtio to fix that now.
> >
> >
> > So ringtest is used for bench-marking the ring performance for different format. Virtio is only one of the supported ring format, ptr ring is another. Wrappers were used to reuse the same test logic.
> >
> > Though you may see host/guest in the test, it's in fact done via two processes.
> >
> > We need figure out:
> >
> > 1) why the current ringtest.c does not fit for your requirement (it has SPSC test)
>
> There is MPSC case used by pfifo_fast, it make more sense to use a separate selftest
> for ptr_ring as ptr_ring has been used by various subsystems.
>
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> > 2) why can't we tweak the ptr_ring.c to be used by both ring_test and your benchmark
>
> Actually that is what I do in this patch, move the specific part related to ptr_ring
> to ptr_ring_test.h. When the virtio testing is refactored to work, it can reuse the
> abstract layer in ptr_ring_test.h too.

Sounds good. But that refactoring will be up to you as a contributor.

> >
> > If neither of the above work, we can invent new ptr_ring infrastructure under tests/
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> > .
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