[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH] ixgbe: Limit lowest interrupt rate for adaptive interrupt moderation to 12K

Singh, Krishneil K krishneil.k.singh at intel.com
Thu Sep 10 19:49:40 UTC 2015


-----Original Message-----
From: Intel-wired-lan [mailto:intel-wired-lan-bounces at lists.osuosl.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Kirsher
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 3:07 AM
To: Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck at gmail.com>
Cc: netdev at vger.kernel.org; intel-wired-lan at lists.osuosl.org
Subject: Re: [Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH] ixgbe: Limit lowest interrupt rate for adaptive interrupt moderation to 12K

On Tue, 2015-09-01 at 18:49 -0700, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> On 07/30/2015 03:19 PM, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> > This patch updates the lowest limit for adaptive interrupt interrupt 
> > moderation to roughly 12K interrupts per second.
> >
> > The way I came about reaching 12K as the desired interrupt rate is
> by
> > testing with UDP flows.  Specifically I had a simple test that ran a 
> > netperf UDP_STREAM test at varying sizes.  What I found was as the
> packet
> > sizes increased the performance fell steadily behind until we were
> only
> > able to receive at ~4Gb/s with a message size of 65507.  A bit of
> digging
> > found that we were dropping packets for the socket in the network
> stack,
> > and looking at things further what I found was I could solve it by
> increasing
> > the interrupt rate, or increasing the rmem_default/rmem_max.  What I
> found was
> > that when the interrupt coalescing resulted in more data being
> processed
> > per interrupt than could be stored in the socket buffer we started
> losing
> > packets and the performance dropped.  So I reached 12K based on the 
> > following math.
> >
> > rmem_default = 212992
> > skb->truesize = 2994
> > 212992 / 2994 = 71.14 packets to fill the buffer
> >
> > packet rate at 1514 packet size is 812744pps
> > 71.14 / 812744 = 87.9us to fill socket buffer
> >
> > >From there it was just a matter of choosing the interrupt rate and
> > providing a bit of wiggle room which is why I decided to go with 12K 
> > interrupts per second as that uses a value of 84us.
> >
> > The data below is based on VM to VM over a direct assigned ixgbe
> interface.
> > The test run was:
> >       netperf -H <ip> -t UDP_STREAM"
> >
> > Socket  Message  Elapsed      Messages                   CPU
> Service
> > Size    Size     Time         Okay Errors   Throughput   Util
> Demand
> > bytes   bytes    secs            #      #   10^6bits/sec % SS
> us/KB
> > Before:
> > 212992   65507   60.00     1100662      0     9613.4     10.89
> 0.557
> > 212992           60.00      473474            4135.4     11.27
> 0.576
> >
> > After:
> > 212992   65507   60.00     1100413      0     9611.2     10.73
> 0.549
> > 212992           60.00      974132            8508.3     11.69
> 0.598
> >
> > Using bare metal the data is similar but not as dramatic as the
> throughput
> > increases from about 8.5Gb/s to 9.5Gb/s.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck at redhat.com>
> 
> Has there been any update on this patch?  I submitted it just over a 
> month ago now and it hasn't received any feedback.  I was hoping this 
> could be submitted before the merge window closes for net-next.

It will be in the next series I push later today.

Tested-by: Krishneil Singh <krishneil.k.singh at intel.com>




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