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Date:   Fri, 13 May 2022 11:02:35 -0400
From:   Xin Long <>
To:     network dev <>
        Edward Cree <>
Subject: [PATCHv2 net] Documentation: add description for net.core.gro_normal_batch

Describe it in admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst like other Network core options.
Users need to know gro_normal_batch for performance tuning.

  - Improved the description according to the suggestion from Edward and

Fixes: 323ebb61e32b ("net: use listified RX for handling GRO_NORMAL skbs")
Reported-by: Prijesh Patel <>
Signed-off-by: Xin Long <>
 Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst
index f86b5e1623c6..5cb99403bf03 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/net.rst
@@ -374,6 +374,17 @@ option is set to SOCK_TXREHASH_DEFAULT (i. e. not overridden by setsockopt).
 If set to 1 (default), hash rethink is performed on listening socket.
 If set to 0, hash rethink is not performed.
+Maximum number of the segments to batch up for GRO list-RX. When a packet exits
+GRO, either as a coalesced superframe or as an original packet which GRO has
+decided not to coalesce, it is placed on a per-NAPI list. This list is then
+passed to the stack when the segments in this list count towards the
+gro_normal_batch limit.
+Default : 8
 2. /proc/sys/net/unix - Parameters for Unix domain sockets

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