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Date:   Tue, 8 Sep 2020 17:12:10 +0200
From:   Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:     Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@...el.com>,
        Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>,
        Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@...il.com>,
        ast@...nel.org, daniel@...earbox.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        bpf@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     magnus.karlsson@...el.com, kuba@...nel.org,
        intel-wired-lan@...ts.osuosl.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH bpf-next 4/4] ixgbe, xsk: use XSK_NAPI_WEIGHT as NAPI poll
 budget



On 9/8/20 1:49 PM, Björn Töpel wrote:
> On 2020-09-08 11:45, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 9/7/20 5:02 PM, Björn Töpel wrote:
>>> From: Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@...el.com>
>>>
>>> Start using XSK_NAPI_WEIGHT as NAPI poll budget for the AF_XDP Rx
>>> zero-copy path.
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@...el.com>
>>> ---
>>>   drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_xsk.c | 2 +-
>>>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_xsk.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_xsk.c
>>> index 3771857cf887..f32c1ba0d237 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_xsk.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_xsk.c
>>> @@ -239,7 +239,7 @@ int ixgbe_clean_rx_irq_zc(struct ixgbe_q_vector *q_vector,
>>>       bool failure = false;
>>>       struct sk_buff *skb;
>>>   -    while (likely(total_rx_packets < budget)) {
>>> +    while (likely(total_rx_packets < XSK_NAPI_WEIGHT)) {
>>>           union ixgbe_adv_rx_desc *rx_desc;
>>>           struct ixgbe_rx_buffer *bi;
>>>           unsigned int size
>>
>> This is a violation of NAPI API. IXGBE is already diverging a bit from best practices.
>>
> 
> Thanks for having a look, Eric! By diverging from best practices, do
> you mean that multiple queues share one NAPI context, and the budget
> is split over the queues (say, 4 queues, 64/4 per queue), or that Tx
> simply ignores the budget? Or both?

For instance, having ixgbe_poll() doing :

return min(work_done, budget - 1);

is quite interesting. It could hide bugs like :

I got a budget of 4, and processed 9999 packets because my maths have a bug,
but make sure to pretend we processed 3 packets...


> 
>> There are reasons we want to control the budget from callers,
>> if you want bigger budget just increase it instead of using your own ?
>>
>> I would rather use a generic patch.
>>
> 
> Hmm, so a configurable NAPI budget for, say, the AF_XDP enabled
> queues/NAPIs? Am I reading that correct? (Note that this is *only* for
> the AF_XDP enabled queues.)
> 
> I'll try to rework this to something more palatable.
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Björn
> 
>

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