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Date:   Tue, 8 Dec 2020 17:46:10 +0100
From:   Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
To:     "Mohamed Abuelfotoh, Hazem" <abuehaze@...zon.com>
Cc:     Neal Cardwell <ncardwell@...gle.com>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "stable@...r.kernel.org" <stable@...r.kernel.org>,
        "ycheng@...gle.com" <ycheng@...gle.com>,
        "weiwan@...gle.com" <weiwan@...gle.com>,
        "Strohman, Andy" <astroh@...zon.com>,
        "Herrenschmidt, Benjamin" <benh@...zon.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] tcp: optimise receiver buffer autotuning
 initialisation for high latency connections

On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 5:28 PM Mohamed Abuelfotoh, Hazem
<abuehaze@...zon.com> wrote:
>
>     >Please try again, with a fixed tcp_rmem[1] on receiver, taking into
>     >account bigger memory requirement for MTU 9000
>
>     >Rationale : TCP should be ready to receive 10 full frames before
>     >autotuning takes place (these 10 MSS are typically in a single GRO
>    > packet)
>
>     >At 9000 MTU, one frame typically consumes 12KB (or 16KB on some arches/drivers)
>
>    >TCP uses a 50% factor rule, accounting 18000 bytes of kernel memory per MSS.
>
>     ->
>
>     >echo "4096 180000 15728640" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_rmem
>
>
>
> >diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
> >index 9e8a6c1aa0190cc248b3b99b073a4c6e45884cf5..81b5d9375860ae583e08045fb25b089c456c60ab
> >100644
> >--- a/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
> >+++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_input.c
> >@@ -534,6 +534,7 @@ static void tcp_init_buffer_space(struct sock *sk)
> >
> >        tp->rcv_ssthresh = min(tp->rcv_ssthresh, tp->window_clamp);
> >       tp->snd_cwnd_stamp = tcp_jiffies32;
> >+       tp->rcvq_space.space = min(tp->rcv_ssthresh, tp->rcvq_space.space);
> >}
>
> Yes this worked and it looks like echo "4096 140000 15728640" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_rmem is actually enough to trigger TCP autotuning, if the current default tcp_rmem[1] doesn't work well with 9000 MTU I am curious to know  if there is specific reason behind having 131072 specifically   as  tcp_rmem[1]?I think the number itself has to be divisible by page size (4K) and 16KB given what you said that each Jumbo frame packet may consume up to 16KB.


I think the idea behind the value of 131072 was that because TCP RWIN
was set to 65535, we had to reserve twice this amount of memory ->
131072 bytes.

Assuming DRS works well, the exact value should matter only for
unresponsive applications (slow to read/drain the receive queue),
since DRS is delayed for them.

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