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Date:	Fri, 08 May 2015 10:00:34 -0700
From:	Alexei Starovoitov <>
To:	Jesper Dangaard Brouer <>,
	Daniel Borkmann <>
CC:, Eric Dumazet <>
Subject: Re: Multiqueue pktgen and ingress path (Was: [PATCH v5 2/2] pktgen:
 introduce xmit_mode '<start_xmit|netif_receive>')

On 5/8/15 8:49 AM, Jesper Dangaard Brouer wrote:
>> I've added a more plain version of a script, based on yours, below my
>> signature.
> Now attached.

thanks for the script! Really useful.
Could you add it to samples/pktgen/ and remove useless and confusing
pktgen.conf-2-1 ?

>> The funny thing now is that scaling does not "happen" as we stall on:
>>     atomic_long_inc(&skb->dev->rx_dropped);
> More interesting observations with the mentioned script (now attached).
> On my system the scaling stopped a 24Mpps, when I increased the number
> of threads the collective scaling was stuck at 24Mpps.

what was your config to start hitting that drop counter?
We can convert it to per_cpu, but I'm not sure it's worth doing.
If I send normal ip packets they don't go this path. Only
unknown protocol packets suppose to hit it ?

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