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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH net-next v3 1/3] selftests/ptr_ring: add benchmark application for ptr_ring
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On 2021/7/2 22:18, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> 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.
>>
>>
>>> 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.

It seems that tools/include/* have a lot of portability infrastructure for building
kernel code from userspace, will try to refactor the ptr_ring.h to use the portability
infrastructure in tools/include/* when building ptr_ring.h from userspace.

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