lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Tue, 07 Oct 2008 10:31:30 +0200
From:	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	dada1@...mosbay.com, minyard@....org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, shemminger@...tta.com,
	paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] Convert the UDP hash lock to RCU

On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 14:40 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: Eric Dumazet <dada1@...mosbay.com>
> Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 23:22:31 +0200
> 
> > Me wondering what impact this synchronize_rcu() can have on mono-threaded
> > VOIP applications using lot of UDP sockets. What is the maximum delay of
> > this function ?
> 
> The cost is enormous, we really can't use it here.
> 
> I have a patch that did top-level socket destruction using RCU,
> and that didn't use synchronize_rcu(), and that killed connection
> rates by up to %20.

Did you ever figure out why you lost those 20% ?

> I can only imagine what the cost would be if I had to add such a call
> in there.

Yeah, sync_rcu() is rediculously expensive, at best 3 jiffies IIRC.

--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe netdev" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists