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Date:	Mon, 08 Oct 2007 09:49:14 -0400
From:	jamal <hadi@...erus.ca>
To:	Krishna Kumar2 <krkumar2@...ibm.com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>, gaagaan@...il.com,
	general@...ts.openfabrics.org, herbert@...dor.apana.org.au,
	jagana@...ibm.com, jeff@...zik.org, johnpol@....mipt.ru,
	kaber@...sh.net, kumarkr@...ux.ibm.com, mcarlson@...adcom.com,
	mchan@...adcom.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@...el.com, randy.dunlap@...cle.com,
	rdreier@...co.com, rick.jones2@...com, Robert.Olsson@...a.slu.se,
	shemminger@...ux-foundation.org, sri@...ibm.com, tgraf@...g.ch,
	xma@...ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] [NET_BATCH] Introduce batching interface

On Mon, 2007-08-10 at 15:29 +0530, Krishna Kumar2 wrote:
> Hi Jamal,
> 
> If you don't mind, I am trying to run your approach vs mine to get some
> results for comparison.

Please provide an analysis when you get the results. IOW, explain why
one vs the other get different results.

> For starters, I am having issues with iperf when using your infrastructure
> code with
> my IPoIB driver - about 100MB is sent and then everything stops for some
> reason.

I havent tested with iperf in a while.
Can you post the netstat on both sides when the driver stops?
It does sound like a driver issue to me.

> The changes in the IPoIB driver that I made to support batching is to set
> BTX, set
> xmit_win, and dynamically reduce xmit_win on every xmit 
> and increase xmit_win on every xmit completion. 

>>From driver howto:
---
This variable should be set during xmit path shutdown(netif_stop),
wakeup(netif_wake) and ->hard_end_xmit(). In the case of the first
one the value is set to 1 and in the other two it is set to whatever
the driver deems to be available space on the ring.
----

> Is there anything else that is required from the
> driver?

Your driver needs to also support wake thresholding.
I will post the driver howto later today.

cheers,
jamal

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