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Date:	Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:45:03 -0400 (EDT)
From:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
To:	eric.dumazet@...il.com
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, maze@...gle.com, therbert@...gle.com,
	lorenzo@...gle.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] net: only run neigh_forced_gc() from one cpu

From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:27:07 +0200

> From: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
> 
> With multiqueue NIC or RPS, we can have situation where all cpus are
> spending huge amount of cycles in neigh_forced_gc(), and machine can
> crash.
> 
> Since we are under probable attack, its better to let only one cpu
> do the scan, and other cpus immediately return from neigh_forced_gc()
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>

I suspect you're only seeing this with ipv6 traffic present.

And you should mention that because it determines how we really
should handle this.

I seriously doubt you can trigger this with a pure-ipv4 workload
because all neigh entries are ref-less and thus trivially reclaimable.

If you can trigger it with ipv4, then reclaim needs to be rewritten so
that for ref-less entries it's more efficient and scalable.

I'm not applying this patch.
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