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Date:	Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:14:24 +0800
From:	yinpeijun <>
To:	Or Gerlitz <>, <>
CC:	<>, <>,
	<>, <>,
Subject: Re: vxlan gro problem ?

On 2014/10/13 3:50, Or Gerlitz wrote:
> On 10/8/2014 10:46 AM, yinpeijun wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>          recently Linux 3.14 has been released and I find the networking has added udp gro and vxlan gro funtion, then I use the redhat 7.0(there is also add this funtion)
>> to test, I use kernel vxlan module and  create a vxlan device then attach the device to  ovs  bridge , the configure as follow:
>>         root@25:~$ ip link
>>          15: vxlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1450 qdisc noqueue master ovs-system state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT
>>              link/ether be:e1:ae:3d:8b:f2 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
>>          16: vnet0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1400 qdisc mq master ovs-system state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT qlen 5000
>>                 root@25:~$ ovs-vsctl show
>>          aa1294f3-9952-4393-b2b5-54e9a6eb76ee
>>          Bridge ovs-vx
>>              Port ovs-vx
>>                  Interface ovs-vx
>>                      type: internal
>>              Port "vnet0"
>>                  Interface "vnet0"
>>              Port "vxlan0"
>>                  Interface "vxlan0"
>>          ovs_version: "2.0.2"
>> vnet0 is a vm backend device,  and the end is the same configuration. then I use netperf to test throughput  in vm (netperf -H **** -t TCP_STREAM -l 10 -- -m 1460),
>> the result is 3-4 Gbit/sec, the  improvement  is not obvious,   and I also confused there is no aggregation  packets (length > mtu) in the end vm.   so I want to know what
>> wrong ?   or how to test the function ?
> As things are set in 3.14 and AFAIK also in RHEL 7.0, for GRO/VXLAN to come into play you need to run over a NIC which supports RX checksum offload too, is this the case?
> Also, the configuration you run with isn't the typical play of VXLAN with OVS... I didn't try it out and this week being out to LPC.
> Did you try the usual track of running OVS VXLAN port?e.g as explained in the Example section of [1]
> Or.
> [1]
> Or.
> .
thank you for your reply, Gerlitz .

my test environment use mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro nic ,  as I know the nic support Rx  checksum offload.  but I am not confirm if should  I  do some special configure?
or the nic driver or firmware need update  ?  also , I have used redhat7.0 ovs vxlan to test with the similar configure as before, but there is also no improvement . 

the nic infomation:

04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Mellanox Technologies MT27520 Family [ConnectX-3 Pro]

root@...alhost:~# ethtool -i eth4
driver: mlx4_en
version: 2.0(Dec 2011)
firmware-version:  2.31.5050
bus-info: 0000:04:00.0
supports-statistics: yes
supports-test: yes
supports-eeprom-access: no
supports-register-dump: no
supports-priv-flags: yes

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