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Date:	Thu, 23 Aug 2007 18:04:10 -0400
From:	jamal <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/9 Rev3] Implement batching skb API and support in

On Wed, 2007-22-08 at 13:21 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Rick Jones <>
> Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:09:37 -0700
> > Should it be any more or less worrysome than small packet
> > performance (eg the TCP_RR stuff I posted recently) being rather
> > worse with TSO enabled than with it disabled?
> That, like any such thing shown by the batching changes, is a bug
> to fix.

Possibly a bug - but you really should turn off TSO if you are doing
huge interactive transactions (which is fair because there is a clear
The litmus test is the same as any change that is supposed to improve
net performance - it has to demonstrate it is not intrusive and that it
improves (consistently) performance. The standard metrics are
{throughput, cpu-utilization, latency} i.e as long as one improves and
others remain zero, it would make sense. Yes, i am religious for
batching after all the invested sweat (and i continue to work on it
hoping to demystify) - the theory makes a lot of sense.

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