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[v9,3/4] usertools/dpdk-telemetry: connect to separate instances

Message ID 20211014104907.856490-4-bruce.richardson@intel.com (mailing list archive)
State Accepted, archived
Delegated to: David Marchand
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Series improve telemetry support with in-memory mode | expand


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ci/checkpatch success coding style OK

Commit Message

Bruce Richardson Oct. 14, 2021, 10:49 a.m. UTC
For processes run using "in-memory" mode sharing the same runtime dir,
we add support for connecting to the separate instance sockets created
using ":1", ":2" etc. via new "-i" or "--instance" argument. Add details
on connecting to separate instances to the telemetry howto document.

Signed-off-by: Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
Acked-by: Ciara Power <ciara.power@intel.com>
Tested-by: Conor Walsh <conor.walsh@intel.com>
 doc/guides/howto/telemetry.rst | 41 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 usertools/dpdk-telemetry.py    |  7 +++++-
 2 files changed, 47 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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diff --git a/doc/guides/howto/telemetry.rst b/doc/guides/howto/telemetry.rst
index 8f4fa1a510..e4edb53fa4 100644
--- a/doc/guides/howto/telemetry.rst
+++ b/doc/guides/howto/telemetry.rst
@@ -87,3 +87,44 @@  and query information using the telemetry client python script.
        --> /help,/ethdev/xstats
        {"/help": {"/ethdev/xstats": "Returns the extended stats for a port.
        Parameters: int port_id"}}
+Connecting to Different DPDK Processes
+When multiple DPDK process instances are running on a system, the user will
+naturally wish to be able to select the instance to which the connection is
+being made. The method to select the instance depends on how the individual
+instances are run:
+* For DPDK processes run using a non-default file-prefix,
+  i.e. using the `--file-prefix` EAL option flag,
+  the file-prefix for the process should be passed via the `-f` or `--file-prefix` script flag.
+  For example, to connect to testpmd run as::
+     $ ./build/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 2,3 --file-prefix="tpmd"
+  One would use the telemetry script command::
+     $ ./usertools/dpdk-telemetry -f "tpmd"
+* For the case where multiple processes are run using the `--in-memory` EAL flag,
+  but no `-file-prefix` flag, or the same `-file-prefix` flag,
+  those processes will all share the same runtime directory.
+  In this case,
+  each process after the first will add an increasing count suffix to the telemetry socket name,
+  with each one taking the first available free socket name.
+  This suffix count can be passed to the telemetry script using the `-i` or `--instance` flag.
+  For example, if the following two applications are run in separate terminals::
+     $ ./build/app/dpdk-testpmd -l 2,3 --in-memory    # will use socket "dpdk_telemetry.v2"
+     $ ./build/app/test/dpdk-test -l 4,5 --in-memory  # will use "dpdk_telemetry.v2:1"
+  The following telemetry script commands would allow one to connect to each binary::
+     $ ./usertools/dpdk-telemetry.py       # will connect to testpmd
+     $ ./usertools/dpdk-telemetry.py -i 1  # will connect to test binary
diff --git a/usertools/dpdk-telemetry.py b/usertools/dpdk-telemetry.py
index 2974a64732..ce27548c3e 100755
--- a/usertools/dpdk-telemetry.py
+++ b/usertools/dpdk-telemetry.py
@@ -112,6 +112,11 @@  def get_dpdk_runtime_dir(fp):
 parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
 parser.add_argument('-f', '--file-prefix', default='rte',
                     help='Provide file-prefix for DPDK runtime directory')
+parser.add_argument('-i', '--instance', default='0', type=int,
+                    help='Provide file-prefix for DPDK runtime directory')
 args = parser.parse_args()
 rd = get_dpdk_runtime_dir(args.file_prefix)
-handle_socket(os.path.join(rd, 'dpdk_telemetry.{}'.format(TELEMETRY_VERSION)))
+sock_path = os.path.join(rd, 'dpdk_telemetry.{}'.format(TELEMETRY_VERSION))
+if args.instance > 0:
+    sock_path += ":{}".format(args.instance)