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Date:   Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:44:27 +0800
From:   Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
To:     John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>, mst@...hat.com,
        virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] virtio-net: switch to use build_skb() for small
 buffer



On 2017年02月23日 01:17, John Fastabend wrote:
> On 17-02-21 12:46 AM, Jason Wang wrote:
>> This patch switch to use build_skb() for small buffer which can have
>> better performance for both TCP and XDP (since we can work at page
>> before skb creation). It also remove lots of XDP codes since both
>> mergeable and small buffer use page frag during refill now.
>>
>>                         Before   | After
>> XDP_DROP(xdp1) 64B  :  11.1Mpps | 14.4Mpps
>>
>> Tested with xdp1/xdp2/xdp_ip_tx_tunnel and netperf.
> When you do the xdp tests are you generating packets with pktgen on the
> corresponding tap devices?

Yes, pktgen on the tap directly.

>
> Also another thought, have you looked at using some of the buffer recycling
> techniques used in the hardware drivers such as ixgbe and with Eric's latest
> patches mlx? I have seen significant performance increases for some
> workloads doing this. I wanted to try something like this out on virtio
> but haven't had time yet.

Yes, this is in TODO list. Will pick some time to do this.

Thanks

>
>> Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
>> ---
> [...]
>
>>   static int add_recvbuf_small(struct virtnet_info *vi, struct receive_queue *rq,
>>   			     gfp_t gfp)
>>   {
>> -	int headroom = GOOD_PACKET_LEN + virtnet_get_headroom(vi);
>> +	struct page_frag *alloc_frag = &rq->alloc_frag;
>> +	char *buf;
>>   	unsigned int xdp_headroom = virtnet_get_headroom(vi);
>> -	struct sk_buff *skb;
>> -	struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf *hdr;
>> +	int len = vi->hdr_len + VIRTNET_RX_PAD + GOOD_PACKET_LEN + xdp_headroom;
>>   	int err;
>>   
>> -	skb = __netdev_alloc_skb_ip_align(vi->dev, headroom, gfp);
>> -	if (unlikely(!skb))
>> +	len = SKB_DATA_ALIGN(len) +
>> +	      SKB_DATA_ALIGN(sizeof(struct skb_shared_info));
>> +	if (unlikely(!skb_page_frag_refill(len, alloc_frag, gfp)))
>>   		return -ENOMEM;
>>   
>> -	skb_put(skb, headroom);
>> -
>> -	hdr = skb_vnet_hdr(skb);
>> -	sg_init_table(rq->sg, 2);
>> -	sg_set_buf(rq->sg, hdr, vi->hdr_len);
>> -	skb_to_sgvec(skb, rq->sg + 1, xdp_headroom, skb->len - xdp_headroom);
>> -
>> -	err = virtqueue_add_inbuf(rq->vq, rq->sg, 2, skb, gfp);
>> +	buf = (char *)page_address(alloc_frag->page) + alloc_frag->offset;
>> +	get_page(alloc_frag->page);
>> +	alloc_frag->offset += len;
>> +	sg_init_one(rq->sg, buf + VIRTNET_RX_PAD + xdp_headroom,
>> +		    vi->hdr_len + GOOD_PACKET_LEN);
>> +	err = virtqueue_add_inbuf(rq->vq, rq->sg, 1, buf, gfp);
> Nice this cleans up a lot of the branching code. Thanks.
>
> Acked-by: John Fastabend <john.r.fastabend@...el.com>

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