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README.md

Intel® QuickAssist Technology (QAT) QATzip Library

Table of Contents

Introduction

QATzip is a user space library which builds on top of the Intel® QuickAssist Technology user space library, to provide extended accelerated compression and decompression services by offloading the actual compression and decompression request(s) to the Intel® Chipset Series. QATzip produces data using the standard gzip* format (RFC1952) with extended headers. The data can be decompressed with a compliant gzip* implementation. QATzip is design to take full advantage of the performance provided by Intel® QuickAssist Technology.

Licensing

The Licensing of the files within this project is split as follows:

Intel® Quickassist Technology (QAT) QATzip - BSD License. Please see the LICENSE file contained in the top level folder. Further details can be found in the file headers of the relevant files.

Example Intel® Quickassist Technology Driver Configuration Files contained within the folder hierarchy config_file - Dual BSD/GPLv2 License. Please see the file headers of the configuration files, and the full GPLv2 license contained in the file LICENSE.GPL within the config_file folder.

Features

  • Acceleration of compression and decompression utilizing Intel® QuickAssist Technology, including a utility to compress and decompress files.
  • Dynamic memory allocation for zero copy, by exposing qzMalloc() and qzFree() allowing working buffers to be pinned, contiguous buffers that can be used for DMA operations to and from the hardware.
  • Instance over-subscription, allowing a number of threads in the same process to seamlessly share a smaller number of hardware instances.
  • Memory allocation backed by huge page and kernel memory to provide access to pinned, contiguous memory. Allocating from huge-page when kernel memory contention.
  • Configurable accelerator device sharing among processes.
  • Optional software failover for both compression and decompression services. QATzip may switch to software if there is insufficient system resources including acceleration instances or memory. This feature allows for a common software stack between server platforms that have acceleration devices and non-accelerated platforms.
  • Automatic recovery from hardware compression failure.
  • Provide streaming interface of compression and decompression to achieve better compression ratio and throughput for data sets that are submitted piecemeal.
  • 'qzip' utility support compression from regular file, pipeline and block device.

Hardware Requirements

This QATzip library supports compression and decompression offload to the following acceleration devices:

Software Requirements

This release was validated on the following:

  • QATzip has been tested with the latest Intel® QuickAssist Acceleration Driver. Please download the QAT driver from the link https://01.org/intel-quickassist-technology
  • QATzip has been tested by Intel® on CentOS 7.2.1511 with kernel 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64
  • Zlib* library of version 1.2.7 or higher
  • Suggest GCC* of version 4.8.5 or higher

Additional Information

The compression level in QATzip could be mapped to standard zlib* as below:

  • QATzip level 1 - 4, similar to zlib* level 1 - 4.
  • QATzip level 5 - 8, we map them to QATzip level 4.
  • QATzip level 9, we will use software zlib* to compress as level 9.

Limitations

  • The partitioned internal chunk size of 16 KB is disabled, this chunk is used for QAT hardware DMA.
  • For stream object, user should reset the stream object by calling qzEndStream() before reuse it in the other session.
  • For stream object, user should clear stream object by calling qzEndStream() before clear session object with qzTeardownSession(). Otherwise, memory leak happens.

Installation Instructions

Build Intel® QuickAssist Technology Driver

Please follow the instructions contained in:

For Intel® C62X Series Chipset: Intel® QuickAssist Technology Software for Linux* - Getting Started Guide - HW version 1.7 (336212)

For Intel® Communications Chipset 89XX Series: Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series Software for Linux* - Getting Started Guide (330750)

These instructions can be found on the 01.org website in the following section:

Intel® Quickassist Technology

Install QATzip As Root User

Set below environment variable

ICP_ROOT: the root directory of your QAT driver source tree

QZ_ROOT: the root directory of your QATzip source tree

Enable huge page

    echo 1024 > /sys/kernel/mm/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages
    rmmod usdm_drv
    insmod $ICP_ROOT/build/usdm_drv.ko max_huge_pages=1024 max_huge_pages_per_process=16

Compile and install QATzip

    cd $QZ_ROOT
    ./configure --with-ICP_ROOT=$ICP_ROOT
    make clean
    make all install

For more configure options, please run "./configure -h" for help

Update configuration files

The Intel® QATzip comes with some example conf files to use with the Intel® QAT Driver. The Intel® QATzip will not function with the default Intel® QAT Driver conf file because the default conf does not contain a[SHIM] section which the Intel® QATzip requires by default. The default section name in the QATzip can be modified if required by setting the environment variable "QATZIP_SECTION_NAME".

To update the configuration file, copy the configure file(s) from directory of $QZ_ROOT/config_file/$YOUR_PLATFORM/$CONFIG_TYPE/*.conf to directory of /etc

YOUR_PLATFORM: the QAT hardware platform, c6xx for Intel® C62X Series Chipset, dh895xcc for Intel® Communications Chipset 8925 to 8955 Series

CONFIG_TYPE: tuned configure file(s) for different usage, multiple_process_opt for multiple process optimization, multiple_thread_opt for multiple thread optimization

Restart QAT driver

    service qat_service restart

With current configuration, each PCI-e device in C6XX platform could support 32 process in maximum.

Enable QATzip For Non-root user

Execute the following script as root user to modify the file properties.

    cd $QZ_ROOT
    ./setenv.sh

Install QATzip As Non-root User

Enable huge page as root user

    echo 1024 > /sys/kernel/mm/hugepages/hugepages-2048kB/nr_hugepages
    rmmod usdm_drv
    insmod $ICP_ROOT/build/usdm_drv.ko max_huge_pages=1024 max_huge_pages_per_process=16

Execute the following script as root user to modify the file properties

    cd $QZ_ROOT
    ./setenv.sh

Update the configuration files as root user

To update the configuration file, copy the configure file(s) from directory of $QZ_ROOT/config_file/$YOUR_PLATFORM/$CONFIG_TYPE/*.conf to directory of /etc

YOUR_PLATFORM: the QAT hardware platform, c6xx for Intel® C62X Series Chipset, dh895xcc for Intel® Communications Chipset 8925 to 8955 Series

CONFIG_TYPE: tuned configure file(s) for different usage, multiple_process_opt for multiple process optimization, multiple_thread_opt for multiple thread optimization

Restart the QAT driver as root user

    service qat_service restart

With current configuration, each PCI-e device in C6XX platform could support 32 process in maximum

Set below environment variable as non-root user

ICP_ROOT: the root directory of your QAT driver source tree

QZ_ROOT: the root directory of your QATzip source tree

Compile and install QATzip as non-root user

    cd $QZ_ROOT
    ./configure --with-ICP_ROOT=$ICP_ROOT
    make clean
    make all
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$QZ_ROOT/utils:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

For more configure options, please run "./configure -h" for help

Test QATzip

Run the following command to check if the QATzip is setup correctly for compressing or decompressing files:

    qzip -k $your_input_file (add -h for help)
    or
    cat $your_input_file | qzip > $yout_output_file

    This compression and decompression util could support below options:
    "  -A, --algorithm   set algorithm type, currently only support deflate",
    "  -d, --decompress  decompress",
    "  -f, --force       force overwrite of output file and compress links",
    "  -h, --help        give this help",
    "  -H, --huffmanhdr  set huffman header type",
    "  -k, --keep        keep (don't delete) input files",
    "  -V, --version     display version number",
    "  -L, --level       set compression level",
    "  -C, --chunksz     set chunk size",
    "  -r,               set max inflight request number
    "  -o,               set output file name

Performance Test With QATzip

Please run the QATzip (de)compression performance test with the following command. Please update the drive configuration and process/thread argument in run_perf_test.sh before running the performance test. Note that when number for threads changed, the argument "max_huge_pages_per_process" in run_perf_test.sh should be changed accordingly, at least 6 times of threads number.

    cd $QZ_ROOT/test/performance_tests
    ./run_perf_test.sh

QATzip API Manual

Please refer to file QATzip-man.pdf under the docs folder

Intended Audience

The target audience is software developers, test and validation engineers, system integrators, end users and consumers for QATzip integrated Intel® Quick Assist Technology

Legal

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