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Date:   Thu, 12 May 2022 13:50:39 -0700
From:   Joanne Koong <>
Cc:,,,, Joanne Koong <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next v4 0/2] Add a bhash2 table hashed by port + address

This patchset proposes adding a bhash2 table that hashes by port and address.
The motivation behind bhash2 is to expedite bind requests in situations where
the port has many sockets in its bhash table entry, which makes checking bind
conflicts costly especially given that we acquire the table entry spinlock
while doing so, which can cause softirq cpu lockups and can prevent new tcp

We ran into this problem at Meta where the traffic team binds a large number
of IPs to port 443 and the bind() call took a significant amount of time
which led to cpu softirq lockups, which caused packet drops and other failures
on the machine

The patches are as follows:
1/2 - Adds a second bhash table (bhash2) hashed by port and address
2/2 - Adds a test for timing how long an additional bind request takes when
the bhash entry is populated

When experimentally testing this on a local server for ~24k sockets bound to
the port, the results seen were:

before - 0.002317 seconds
with bhash2 - 0.000018 seconds

before - 0.002431 seconds
with bhash2 - 0.000021 seconds

v3 -> v4:

* Fix the fix for the dccp bhash2 allocation

v2 -> v3:

* Fix bhash2 allocation error handling for dccp
* Rebase onto net-next/master

v1 -> v2:

* Attached test for timing bind request

Joanne Koong (2):
  net: Add a second bind table hashed by port and address
  selftests: Add test for timing a bind request to a port with a
    populated bhash entry

 include/net/inet_connection_sock.h            |   3 +
 include/net/inet_hashtables.h                 |  56 ++++-
 include/net/sock.h                            |  14 ++
 net/dccp/proto.c                              |  33 ++-
 net/ipv4/inet_connection_sock.c               | 227 +++++++++++++-----
 net/ipv4/inet_hashtables.c                    | 188 ++++++++++++++-
 net/ipv4/tcp.c                                |  14 +-
 tools/testing/selftests/net/.gitignore        |   1 +
 tools/testing/selftests/net/Makefile          |   2 +
 tools/testing/selftests/net/bind_bhash_test.c | 119 +++++++++
 10 files changed, 575 insertions(+), 82 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/net/bind_bhash_test.c


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