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SubjectRe: [E1000-devel] [TCP]: TCP_DEFER_ACCEPT causes leak sockets
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * David Miller <davem@davemloft.net> wrote:
>
>> From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
>> Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 11:27:06 +0200
>>
>>> when i originally reported it i debugged it back to missing e1000 TX
>>> completion IRQs. I tried various versions of the driver to figure
>>> out whether new workarounds for e1000 cover it but it was fruitless.
>>> There is a 1000 msec internal watchdog timer IRQ within e1000 that
>>> gets things going if it's stuck.
>> Then that explains your latency, the chip is getting stuck and TX
>> interrupts stop, right.
>
> note that the 1000 msecs timer is AFAIK internal to the e1000
> _hardware_, not the driver itself. I.e. probably the firmware detects
> and works around a hung transmitter. This is not detectable from the OS
> (it's not an OS timer), but it can be observed by a lot of testing on a
> totally quiescent system - which i did back then ;-)
>
> i also played a lot with the various knobs of the e1000, none of which
> seemed to help.
>
> /me digs in archives
>
> i reported it to the e1000 folks in 2006:
>
> Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 11:24:00 +0100
>
> against 2.6.19. The original report is below - with a trace and various
> things i tried to debug this.
>
> i eventually got the suggestion from Auke to set RxIntDelay=8 which
> seemed to work around the issue - but since i use a built-in driver i
> dont have that setting here (RxIntDelay=8 is a module load parameter and
> not exposed via Kconfig methods) and the e1000 driver does not seem to
> have changed its default setting for RxIntDelay.
>
> 2.6.18-1.2849.fc6 was the last kernel that worked fine.
>
> Ingo
>
> -------------------->
> Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 22:09:22 +0100
> From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> To: Auke Kok <auke-jan.h.kok@intel.com>
> Subject: Re: e1000: 2.6.19 & long packet latencies
> Cc: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg@intel.com>,
> "Ronciak, John" <john.ronciak@intel.com>
>
> Jesse, et al.,
>
> i'm having a weird packet processing latency problem with the e1000
> driver and recent kernels.
>
> The symptom is this: if i connect to a T60 laptop (which has an on-board
> e1000) from the outside, i see large delays in network activity, and ssh
> sessions are very sluggish.
>
> ping latencies show it best under a dynticks kernel (but vanilla 2.6.19
> is affected too):
>
> titan:~/linux/linux> ping e
> PING europe (10.0.1.15) 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.340 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=757 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=1001 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=1001 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.356 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=2127 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=1002 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.320 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=1002 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=2004 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=1002 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=12 ttl=64 time=0.303 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=13 ttl=64 time=1000 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=14 ttl=64 time=2010 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=15 ttl=64 time=1009 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=0.283 ms
>
> i have traced this and the 1000/2000 msecs values come from some sort of
> e1000-internal 'heartbeat' interrupt. What seems to happen is that RX
> packet processing is delayed indefinitely and the IRQ just does not
> arrive.
>
> NOTE: the vanilla 2.6.19 kernel shows this too, but the ping delays are
> 1/HZ.
>
> here's a (filtered) trace of such a delay. IRQ 0x219 is the e1000
> interrupt:
>
> <idle>-0 0D.h1 761236us : do_IRQ (c0272a9b 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 761412us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 761416us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 761418us+: e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> <idle>-0 0D.h1 2760093us : do_IRQ (c0272a9b 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 2760268us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 2760273us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 2760275us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> <idle>-0 0D.h1 3804499us : do_IRQ (c0272a9b 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3804674us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3804679us+: e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3804761us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3804763us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3804765us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> softirq--7 0.... 3804810us : net_rx_action (ksoftirqd)
> softirq--5 0D.h. 3805425us : do_IRQ (c01598ac 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3805499us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3805504us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3805506us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3805547us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 3805549us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> softirq--6 0.... 3805641us : net_tx_action (ksoftirqd)
> <idle>-0 0D.h1 4760910us : do_IRQ (c01451d4 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 4761347us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 4761352us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 4761353us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> <idle>-0 0D.h1 6761309us : do_IRQ (c0272a9b 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 6761483us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 6761488us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 6761490us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> softirq--5 0D.h. 8760595us : do_IRQ (c0135dc4 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8760676us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8760681us+: e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8760739us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8760740us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8760742us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> softirq--7 0.... 8760885us : net_rx_action (ksoftirqd)
> softirq--7 0.... 8760914us+: icmp_rcv (ip_local_deliver)
> softirq--7 0.... 8760923us+: icmp_reply (icmp_echo)
> <idle>-0 0D.h1 8761661us : do_IRQ (c0272a9b 219 0)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8761833us+: e1000_intr (handle_IRQ_event)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8761838us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8761840us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8761875us : e1000_clean_rx_irq (e1000_intr)
> IRQ_219-356 0.... 8761876us : e1000_clean_tx_irq (e1000_intr)
> softirq--6 0.... 8761921us : net_tx_action (ksoftirqd)
>
> note that timestamps 2760093us, 4760910us, 6761309us and 8760595us is
> some sort of traffic-independent 'periodic' interrupt that e1000
> generates. That 'housekeeping' interrupt doesnt seem to be doing much.
> The IRQ at 8760595us picks up an icmp packet and replies to it - but the
> icmp packet in reality arrived somewhere between timestamps 6761309us
> and 8760595us - but no IRQ was generated for it!
>
> Suspecting the interrupt-rate controlling bits of the e1000 hw i have
> tried the following tunes too:
>
> -#define DEFAULT_RDTR 0
> +#define DEFAULT_RDTR 1
>
> -#define DEFAULT_RADV 128
> +#define DEFAULT_RADV 1
>
> -#define DEFAULT_TIDV 64
> +#define DEFAULT_TIDV 1
>
> -#define DEFAULT_TADV 64
> +#define DEFAULT_TADV 1
>
> -#define DEFAULT_ITR 8000
> +#define DEFAULT_ITR 100000
>
> but they made no difference.
>
> a 2.6.18-ish kernel works fine (2.6.18-1.2849.fc6):
>
> titan:~/linux/linux> ping e
> PING europe (10.0.1.15) 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.695 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.171 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.184 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.159 ms
> 64 bytes from europe (10.0.1.15): icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.148 ms
>
> e1000: 0000:02:00.0: e1000_probe: (PCI Express:2.5Gb/s:Width x1) 00:16:41:17:49:d2
> e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
>
> the precise hardware version is:
>
> 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
> Subsystem: Lenovo ThinkPad T60
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 90
> Memory at ee000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
> I/O ports at 2000 [size=32]
> Capabilities: <access denied>
>
> this laptop has a CoreDuo so i have tried maxcpus=1 too, but it didnt
> make any difference.
>
> Any ideas about what i should try next?
>

have you tried e1000e?


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