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Date:   Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:21:53 +0000
From:   "Lendacky, Thomas" <Thomas.Lendacky@....com>
To:     Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>,
        Jose Abreu <jose.abreu@...opsys.com>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
CC:     Joao Pinto <joao.pinto@...opsys.com>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@...com>,
        Alexandre Torgue <alexandre.torgue@...com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 1/3] net: stmmac: Fix NAPI poll in TX path when
 in multi-queue



On 2/15/19 6:35 PM, Florian Fainelli wrote:
> On 2/15/19 5:42 AM, Jose Abreu wrote:
>> Commit 8fce33317023 introduced the concept of NAPI per-channel and
>> independent cleaning of TX path.
>>
>> This is currently breaking performance in some cases. The scenario
>> happens when all packets are being received in Queue 0 but the TX is
>> performed in Queue != 0.
>>
>> Fix this by using different NAPI instances per each TX and RX queue, as
>> suggested by Florian.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Jose Abreu <joabreu@...opsys.com>
>> Cc: Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli@...il.com>
>> Cc: Joao Pinto <jpinto@...opsys.com>
>> Cc: David S. Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
>> Cc: Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@...com>
>> Cc: Alexandre Torgue <alexandre.torgue@...com>
>> ---
> 
> [snip]
> 
>> -	if (work_done < budget && napi_complete_done(napi, work_done)) {
>> -		int stat;
>> +	priv->xstats.napi_poll++;
>>   
>> +	work_done = stmmac_tx_clean(priv, budget, chan);
>> +	if (work_done < budget && napi_complete_done(napi, work_done))
> 
> You should not be bounding your TX queue against the NAPI budge, it
> should run unbound and clean as much as it can, which could be the
> entire ring size if that is how many packets you pushed between
> interrupts. That could be the cause of poor performance as well.

Won't returning the budget value cause this napi_poll routine to be called
again, where the driver can continue to clean TX packets? I thought this
just gives other drivers the opportunity to run their napi_poll routines
in between so as not to be starved.

Thanks,
Tom

> 

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