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Date:   Sat, 17 Oct 2020 09:16:07 +0000
From:   Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay@...dia.com>
To:     "idosch@...sch.org" <idosch@...sch.org>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
CC:     "dsahern@...il.com" <dsahern@...il.com>, mlxsw <mlxsw@...dia.com>,
        "davem@...emloft.net" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        "kuba@...nel.org" <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] nexthop: Fix performance regression in nexthop
 deletion

On Fri, 2020-10-16 at 20:29 +0300, Ido Schimmel wrote:
> From: Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
> 
> While insertion of 16k nexthops all using the same netdev ('dummy10')
> takes less than a second, deletion takes about 130 seconds:
> 
> # time -p ip -b nexthop.batch
> real 0.29
> user 0.01
> sys 0.15
> 
> # time -p ip link set dev dummy10 down
> real 131.03
> user 0.06
> sys 0.52
> 
> This is because of repeated calls to synchronize_rcu() whenever a
> nexthop is removed from a nexthop group:
> 
> # /usr/share/bcc/tools/offcputime -p `pgrep -nx ip` -K
> ...
>     b'finish_task_switch'
>     b'schedule'
>     b'schedule_timeout'
>     b'wait_for_completion'
>     b'__wait_rcu_gp'
>     b'synchronize_rcu.part.0'
>     b'synchronize_rcu'
>     b'__remove_nexthop'
>     b'remove_nexthop'
>     b'nexthop_flush_dev'
>     b'nh_netdev_event'
>     b'raw_notifier_call_chain'
>     b'call_netdevice_notifiers_info'
>     b'__dev_notify_flags'
>     b'dev_change_flags'
>     b'do_setlink'
>     b'__rtnl_newlink'
>     b'rtnl_newlink'
>     b'rtnetlink_rcv_msg'
>     b'netlink_rcv_skb'
>     b'rtnetlink_rcv'
>     b'netlink_unicast'
>     b'netlink_sendmsg'
>     b'____sys_sendmsg'
>     b'___sys_sendmsg'
>     b'__sys_sendmsg'
>     b'__x64_sys_sendmsg'
>     b'do_syscall_64'
>     b'entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe'
>     -                ip (277)
>         126554955
> 
> Since nexthops are always deleted under RTNL, synchronize_net() can be
> used instead. It will call synchronize_rcu_expedited() which only blocks
> for several microseconds as opposed to multiple milliseconds like
> synchronize_rcu().
> 
> With this patch deletion of 16k nexthops takes less than a second:
> 
> # time -p ip link set dev dummy10 down
> real 0.12
> user 0.00
> sys 0.04
> 
> Tested with fib_nexthops.sh which includes torture tests that prompted
> the initial change:
> 
> # ./fib_nexthops.sh
> ...
> Tests passed: 134
> Tests failed:   0
> 
> Fixes: 90f33bffa382 ("nexthops: don't modify published nexthop groups")
> Signed-off-by: Ido Schimmel <idosch@...dia.com>
> ---
>  net/ipv4/nexthop.c | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> 

Looks good.
Acked-by: Nikolay Aleksandrov <nikolay@...dia.com>


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