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SubjectRe: TCP_STREAM performance regression on commit b3613118
On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 04:26:13PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
> On 03/06/2012 04:11 PM, Feng Tang wrote:
> >On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 10:07:43PM -0500, David Miller wrote:
> >>> From: Alex Shi<alex.shi@intel.com>
> >>> Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:45:17 +0800
> >>>
> >>>> > Add CC to tang feng, He is working on this issue.
> >>> > Is he? I'm pretty sure this is due to the TCP receive
> >>window growing
> >>> issue Eric Dumazet, Neal Cardwell and I are discussing in the thread
> >>> starting at:
> >>> > http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=132916352815286&w=2
> >Yes, probably, as we did find some clue related with the tcp_r/wmem.
> >
> >Here is the regression we found:
> >On some machines, we found there is about 10% resgression of netperf
> >TCP-64K loopback test between 3.2 and 3.3-rc1. The exact test is:
> >./netperf -t TCP_STREAM -l 60 -H 127.0.0.1 -i 50,3 -I 99,5 -- -s 32768 -S 32768 -m 4096
> >
> >
> >The test machine is a 2 socket Quad Core Core 2 Duo server(2.66GHz) with
> >8 GB RAM. Following are the debug info (ifconfig/netstat -s/tcp_rwmem)
> >before and after the test:
> >
> >The most obvious differences I can see are:
> >1) 311 GB vs 241 GB from ifconfig
> >2) the difference of the tcp_r/wmem
>
> Hi:
>
> Could you try the newest kernel? Looks like the difference has been
> already fixed by commit c43b874d5d714f271b80d4c3f49e05d0cbf51ed2.

Yeah, with the newest kernel, the regression of this simple test is gone,
the performance difference with 3.2 kernel is now only about 1-2%. Thanks
for the info.

- Feng

>
> Thanks


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