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Date:	Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:01:44 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	hadi@...erus.ca
Cc:	rick.jones2@...com, kaber@...sh.net,
	peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	jeff@...zik.org, auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] NET: Multiqueue network device support.

From: jamal <hadi@...erus.ca>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 19:54:47 -0400

> On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 16:48 -0700, Rick Jones wrote:
> >   > RX queues - yes, I can see;  TX queues, it doesnt make sense to put
> > > different rings on different CPUs.
> > 
> > To what extent might that preclude some cachelines bouncing hither and 
> > yon between the CPUs?
> 
> I think the bouncing will exist a lot more with the multi CPUs. But one
> would assume if you go that path, you would also parallelize the stack
> on egress to reduce such an effect. I guess the point i am not seeing is
> the value. The tx, once hitting the NIC is an IO issue not a CPU issue.

Disagred, that single TX lock kills cpu cycles.

If all of the TX queues are independantly programmable of one
another, the single TX lock kills performance.

> off for the night.

Enjoy the game.
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