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Date:   Sun, 31 May 2020 10:03:44 +0300
From:   Oz Shlomo <ozsh@...lanox.com>
To:     wenxu <wenxu@...oud.cn>, Paul Blakey <paulb@...lanox.com>,
        Roi Dayan <roid@...lanox.com>
Cc:     Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@...lanox.com>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: The size of ct offoad mlx5_flow_table in mlx5e driver

Hi Wenxu,

I'll reply on behalf of Paul

On 5/28/2020 7:02 AM, wenxu wrote:
> Hi  Paul,
> 
> 
> I have a question about the size of ct and ct nat flow table.
> 
> 
> There are two global mlx5_flow_table tables ct and ct_nat for act_ct offload.
> 
> 
> The ct and ct_nat flow table create through mlx5_esw_chains_create_global_table
> 
> and get the size through mlx5_esw_chains_get_avail_sz_from_pool(esw, POOL_NEXT_SIZE);
> 
> 
> Firmware currently has 4 pool of 4 sizes that it supports (ESW_POOLS),
> 
> and a virtual memory region of 16M (ESW_SIZE).  It allocates up to 16M of each pool.
> 
> 
> ESW_POOLS[] = { 4 * 1024 * 1024,
>                               1 * 1024 * 1024,
>                               64 * 1024,
>                               128 };
> 
> So it means the biggest flow table size is 4M. The ct and ct_nat flowtable create in advance,
> 
> The size of ct and ct_nat is 4M.
> 
> It means there are almost 4M conntrack entry offload to the hardware?

Yes, the conntrack table has 4M entries.


> 
> The flow table map is fixed in the FW? And the size can be changed to 8M through the following?
> 
> ESW_POOLS[] = { 8 * 1024 * 1024,
>                               1 * 1024 * 1024,
>                               64 * 1024,
>                               128 };

The size cannot be increased due to internal FW limitations.
We are currently working on an alternative design for increased scalability.


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> BR
> 
> wenxu
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