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If the hardware allows, make sure the driver supports scatter-gather. If the bounce buffer support is not enabled and a non-usable buffer is detected, the driver will raise an exception. If the driver detects that a buffer address used for a zero-copy transfer is not usable by the EMAC, it will copy the buffer to a temporary bounce buffer and send it from that buffer instead. Try to prevent sending small chunks of data waiting for an ACK: For zero-copy buffers, the initial pbufs needed to receive packets are pre-allocated and assigned to the ethernet controller at the maximum expected packet size.

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lwip-devel – Zero Copy support

This routine is probably the most critical path regarding throughput in the whole stack, so knowing the architecture well and writing a highly optimized assembler-routine is recommended!

The other big bottleneck is TCP- and UDP- checksum calculation creating checksums when transmitting data, checking checksums when receiving data: Try to prevent sending small chunks of data waiting for an ACK: If you write small chunks turn off the nagle algorithm see wikipedia for more info!

Architecture design Edit Favour big-endian systems over little-endian systems if you have the choice since network byte order is big-endian, cpy conversion can lwipp omitted One bottle neck of the system is the ethernet MAC driver called “netif-driver” with lwIP: Retrieved from zeroo http: This occurs automatically inside the driver if the bounce buffer support is enabled.

The EMAC driver and peripheral can’t send this data directly via DMA due to architecture or speed restrictionsso the data needs to be cppy to an area of memory that it can be sent from.

Zero-copy RX buffers For zero-copy buffers, the initial pbufs needed to receive packets are pre-allocated and assigned to the ethernet controller at the maximum expected packet size. This may waste zerro, but pools are way faster than a heap!

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Sign In Don’t have an account? Define a fast alternative that copies the architecture’s maximum word size for the default memcpy define MEMCPYwhich results in slow! Once the pbuf leaves the driver’s functions, it no longer tracks it or it’s buffer, but the original descriptor that was associated with the pbuf is now available for a new pbuf.

When a packet is received, the hardware places the received data directly into the pbuf’s data payload area. Make sure you do not pass data in smaller chunks than the maximum packet size of your network allows i.

This allows the driver to DMA a packet consisting of multiple pbufs e. Zero-copy buffers also use less memory for data storage, as bounce buffers are not needed between the LWIP pbufs and the ethernet DMA buffers. Zero-copy buffers can improve system performance over copied buffers when transferring large amounts of ethernet data. If, for your application, one direction is more important than the other one, make sure this direction is preferred in high load situations!

The driver will chain buffers in the descriptor lwpi needed if a chained pbuf is used and keep a reference of the pbufs that are used for the transfer. If the bounce buffer support is not enabled and a non-usable buffer is detected, the driver will raise an exception.

LWIP buffer management

When using a version later than 1. If the driver detects that a buffer address used for a zero-copy transfer is not usable by the EMAC, it will copy the buffer to a temporary bounce buffer and send it from that buffer instead. This lets the stack calculate the checksum on-the-fly when copying data using memcpy.

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The pbuf is then passed to the network layer without an extra copy where it is used by the application or LWIP and then de-allocated once it finishes with the packet. For zero-copy buffers, the initial pbufs needed to receive packets are pre-allocated and assigned to the ethernet controller at the maximum expected copt size. This page wants to give an overview what influences the performance of an ethernet device using lwIP. If the hardware allows, make sure the driver supports scatter-gather.

If memory is not available for the new pbuf, the descriptor remains free and an attenpt will be made to allocate a new pbuf on the next received packet.

LWIP buffer management | NXP Community

It should be noted that the payload for the packet in a pbuf must always be non-chained contiguous for receive. This section gives a brief overview of how buffers are managed in the driver and the LWIP applications. You may even turn off structure-packing for better performance, but this is zro thoroughly tested, yet, so make sure you test it! Options are only listed here if they must be changed from their default values in opt.

In contrast to tuning for low code size, many users want to tune lwIP for maximum throughput. Having chosen the IP- protocol, you have to decide how your application passes data over the network:.

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