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Date:	Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:19:50 +0300
From:	"Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>
To:	"Zhangjie (HZ)" <zhangjie14@...wei.com>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	davem@...emloft.net, linville@...driver.com,
	jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com, rusty@...tcorp.com.au,
	jasowang@...hat.com, qinchuanyu@...wei.com, liuyongan@...wei.com,
	zhaoshenglong@...wei.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] virtio-net: Set needed_headroom for virtio-net
 when VIRTIO_F_ANY_LAYOUT is true

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 06:43:22PM +0800, Zhangjie (HZ) wrote:
> This is a small supplement for commit e7428e95a06fb516fac1308bd0e176e27c0b9287
> ("virtio-net: put virtio-net header inline with data"). TCP packages have
> enough room to put virtio-net header in, but UDP packages do not. By
> setting dev->needed_headroom for virtio-net device, UDP packages could have
> enough room.
> 
> For UDP packages, sk_buff is alloced in fun __ip_append_data. The size is
> "alloclen + hh_len + 15", and "hh_len = LL_RESERVED_SPACE(rt-dst.dev);".
> The Macro is defined as follows:
> #define LL_RESERVED_SPACE(dev) \
>      ((((dev)->hard_header_len+(dev)->needed_headroom)\
>      &~(HH_DATA_MOD - 1)) + HH_DATA_MOD)
> By default, for UDP packages, after skb is allocated, only 16 bytes
> reserved. And 2 bytes remained after mac header is set. That is not enough
> to put virtio-net header in. If we set dev->needed_headroom to 12 or 10
> (according to mergeable_rx_bufs is on or off ), more room can be reserved.
> Then there is enough room for UDP packages to put the header in.
> 
> test result list as below:
> guest and host: suse11sp3, netperf, intel 2.4GHz
> +-------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
> |       |   old             |   new             |
> +-------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
> | UDP   |  Gbit/s | pps     |  Gbit/s | pps     |
> | 64    |  0.57   | 692232  |  0.61   | 742420  |
> | 256   |  1.60   | 686860  |  1.71   | 733331  |
> | 512   |  2.92   | 674576  |  3.07   | 710446  |
> | 1024  |  4.99   | 598977  |  5.17   | 620821  |
> | 1460  |  5.68   | 483757  |  7.16   | 610519  |
> | 4096  |  6.98   | 637468  |  7.21   | 658471  |
> +-------+---------+---------+---------+---------+
> 
> Signed-off-by: Zhang Jie <zhangjie14@...wei.com>

Thanks for your patience!

Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@...hat.com>


> ---
>  drivers/net/virtio_net.c | 7 +++++++
>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> index 8a852b5..b852bb3 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> @@ -1724,6 +1724,13 @@ static int virtnet_probe(struct virtio_device *vdev)
>  	if (virtio_has_feature(vdev, VIRTIO_NET_F_CTRL_VQ))
>  		vi->has_cvq = true;
> 
> +	if (vi->any_header_sg) {
> +		if (vi->mergeable_rx_bufs)
> +			dev->needed_headroom = sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr_mrg_rxbuf);
> +		else
> +			dev->needed_headroom = sizeof(struct virtio_net_hdr);
> +	}
> +
>  	/* Use single tx/rx queue pair as default */
>  	vi->curr_queue_pairs = 1;
>  	vi->max_queue_pairs = max_queue_pairs;
> -- 
> 1.9.0.msysgit.0
> 
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