[Intel-wired-lan] [jkirsher/next-queue PATCH] ixgbe: Update adaptive ITR algorithm

Bowers, AndrewX andrewx.bowers at intel.com
Wed Oct 4 19:11:47 UTC 2017

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Intel-wired-lan [mailto:intel-wired-lan-bounces at osuosl.org] On
> Behalf Of Alexander Duyck
> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 2:56 PM
> To: netdev at vger.kernel.org; intel-wired-lan at lists.osuosl.org
> Cc: brouer at redhat.com
> Subject: [Intel-wired-lan] [jkirsher/next-queue PATCH] ixgbe: Update
> adaptive ITR algorithm
> From: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck at intel.com>
> The following change is meant to update the adaptive ITR algorithm to better
> support the needs of the network. Specifically with this change what I have
> done is make it so that our ITR algorithm will try to prevent either starving a
> socket buffer for memory in the case of Tx, or overruing an Rx socket buffer
> on receive.
> In addition a side effect of the calculations used is that we should function
> better with new features such as XDP which can handle small packets at high
> rates without needing to lock us into NAPI polling mode.
> Signed-off-by: Alexander Duyck <alexander.h.duyck at intel.com>
> ---
> So I am putting this out to a wider distribution list than normal for a patch like
> this in order to get feedback on if there are any areas I may have overlooked.
> With this patch is should address many of the performance limitations seen
> with pktgen and XDP in terms of workloads that the old adaptive scheme
> wasn't handling.
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe.h      |    7 +
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_lib.c  |   11 +
>  drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c |  215
> +++++++++++++++++++------
>  3 files changed, 178 insertions(+), 55 deletions(-)

Tested-by: Andrew Bowers <andrewx.bowers at intel.com>

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