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Date:   Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:51:31 -0700
From:   Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
To:     Alexander Duyck <alexander.duyck@...il.com>
Cc:     e1000-devel list <e1000-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net>,
        netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Performance issue with igb with lots of different src-ip addrs.

I think we can, might take us a day or two to get time to do it.

Thanks,
Ben

On 03/16/2017 08:05 PM, Alexander Duyck wrote:
> I'm not really interested in installing a custom version of pktgen.
> Any chance you can recreate the issue with standard pktgen?
>
> You might try running perf to get a snapshot of what is using CPU time
> on the system.  It will probably give you a pretty good idea where the
> code is that is eating up all your CPU time.
>
> - Alex
>
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com> wrote:
>> I'm actually using a hacked up version of pktgen nicely driven by our
>> GUI tool, but the crux is that you need to set min and max src IP to some
>> large
>> range.
>>
>> We are driving pktgen from a separate machine.  Stock pktgen isn't good at
>> reporting
>> received pkts last I checked, so it may be more difficult to easily view the
>> problem.
>>
>> I'll be happy to set up my tool on your Fedora 24 or similar VM or machine
>> if you
>> want.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Ben
>>
>>
>> On 03/16/2017 07:35 PM, Alexander Duyck wrote:
>>>
>>> Can you include the pktgen script you are running?
>>>
>>> Also when you say you are driving traffic through the bridge are you
>>> sending from something external on the system or are you actually
>>> directing the traffic from pktgen into the bridge directly?
>>>
>>> - Alex
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:49 PM, Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> We notice that when using two igb ports as a bridge, if we use pktgen to
>>>> drive traffic through the bridge and randomize (or use a very large
>>>> range)
>>>> for the source IP addr in pktgen, then performance of igb is very poor
>>>> (like
>>>> 150Mbps
>>>> throughput instead of 1Gbps).  It runs right at line speed if we use same
>>>> src/dest
>>>> IP addr in pktgen.  So, seems it is related to lots of src/dest IP
>>>> addresses.
>>>>
>>>> We see same problem when using pktgen to send to itself, and we see this
>>>> in
>>>> several different kernels.  We specifically tested bridge mode in this
>>>> stock
>>>> Fedora kernel:
>>>>
>>>>  Linux lfo350-59cc 4.9.13-101.fc24.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Mar 7 23:48:32 UTC
>>>> 2017
>>>> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>>>
>>>> e1000e does not show this problem in our testing.
>>>>
>>>> Any ideas what the issue might be and how to fix it?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Ben
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
>>>> Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
>> Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com
>

-- 
Ben Greear <greearb@...delatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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