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Date:   Thu, 11 Aug 2022 01:47:31 +0800
From:   "D. Wythe" <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next 00/10] net/smc: optimize the parallelism of SMC-R connections

From: "D. Wythe" <>

This patch set attempts to optimize the parallelism of SMC-R connections,
mainly to reduce unnecessary blocking on locks, and to fix exceptions that
occur after thoses optimization.

According to Off-CPU graph, SMC worker's off-CPU as that: 

smc_close_passive_work			(1.09%)
	smcr_buf_unuse			(1.08%)
		smc_llc_flow_initiate	(1.02%)
smc_listen_work 			(48.17%)
	__mutex_lock.isra.11 		(47.96%)

An ideal SMC-R connection process should only block on the IO events
of the network, but it's quite clear that the SMC-R connection now is
queued on the lock most of the time.

The goal of this patchset is to achieve our ideal situation where
network IO events are blocked for the majority of the connection lifetime.

There are three big locks here:

1. smc_client_lgr_pending & smc_server_lgr_pending

2. llc_conf_mutex

3. rmbs_lock & sndbufs_lock

And an implementation issue:

1. confirm/delete rkey msg can't be sent concurrently while
protocol allows indeed.

Unfortunately,The above problems together affect the parallelism of
SMC-R connection. If any of them are not solved. our goal cannot
be achieved.

After this patch set, we can get a quite ideal off-CPU graph as

smc_close_passive_work					(41.58%)
	smcr_buf_unuse					(41.57%)
		smc_llc_do_delete_rkey			(41.57%)

smc_listen_work						(39.10%)
	smc_clc_wait_msg				(13.18%)
		tcp_recvmsg_locked			(13.18)
	smc_listen_find_device				(25.87%)
		smcr_lgr_reg_rmbs			(25.87%)
			smc_llc_do_confirm_rkey		(25.87%)

We can see that most of the waiting times are waiting for network IO
events. This also has a certain performance improvement on our
short-lived conenction wrk/nginx benchmark test:

|conns/qps     |c4    | c8   |  c16  |  c32   | c64  |  c200  |
|SMC-R before  |9.7k  | 10k  |  10k  |  9.9k  | 9.1k |  8.9k  | 
|SMC-R now     |13k   | 19k  |  18k  |  16k   | 15k  |  12k   |
|TCP	       |15k   | 35k  |  51k  |  80k   | 100k |  162k  |

The reason why the benefit is not obvious after the number of connections has
increased dues to workqueue. If we try to change workqueue to WQ_UNBOUND, we can
obtain at least 4-5 times performance improvement, can reach up to half of TCP.
However, this is not an elegant solution, the optimization of it will be much
more complicated. But in any case, we will submit relevant optimization
patches as soon as possible.

Please note that the premise here is that the lock related problem
must be solved first, otherwise, no matter how we optimize the workqueue,
there won't be much improvement. 

Because there are a lot of related changes to the code, if you have any questions
or suggestions, please let me know.

D. Wythe

D. Wythe (10):
  net/smc: remove locks smc_client_lgr_pending and
  net/smc: fix SMC_CLC_DECL_ERR_REGRMB without smc_server_lgr_pending
  net/smc: allow confirm/delete rkey response deliver multiplex
  net/smc: make SMC_LLC_FLOW_RKEY run concurrently
  net/smc: llc_conf_mutex refactor, replace it with rw_semaphore
  net/smc: use read semaphores to reduce unnecessary blocking in
    smc_buf_create() & smcr_buf_unuse()
  net/smc: reduce unnecessary blocking in smcr_lgr_reg_rmbs()
  net/smc: replace mutex rmbs_lock and sndbufs_lock with rw_semaphore
  net/smc: fix potential panic dues to unprotected
  net/smc: fix application data exception

 net/smc/af_smc.c   |  40 +++--
 net/smc/smc_core.c | 447 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 net/smc/smc_core.h |  76 ++++++++-
 net/smc/smc_llc.c  | 286 +++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
 net/smc/smc_llc.h  |   6 +
 net/smc/smc_wr.c   |  10 --
 net/smc/smc_wr.h   |  10 ++
 7 files changed, 728 insertions(+), 147 deletions(-)


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