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SubjectRe: [net-next RFC V4 PATCH 0/4] Multiqueue virtio-net
On 6/25/2012 2:16 AM, Jason Wang wrote:
> Hello All:
>
> This series is an update version of multiqueue virtio-net driver based on
> Krishna Kumar's work to let virtio-net use multiple rx/tx queues to do the
> packets reception and transmission. Please review and comments.
>
> Test Environment:
> - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz, 8 cores 2 numa nodes
> - Two directed connected 82599
>
> Test Summary:
>
> - Highlights: huge improvements on TCP_RR test
> - Lowlights: regression on small packet transmission, higher cpu utilization
> than single queue, need further optimization
Does this also scale with increased number of VMs?

Thanks
Sridhar
>
> Analysis of the performance result:
>
> - I count the number of packets sending/receiving during the test, and
> multiqueue show much more ability in terms of packets per second.
>
> - For the tx regression, multiqueue send about 1-2 times of more packets
> compared to single queue, and the packets size were much smaller than single
> queue does. I suspect tcp does less batching in multiqueue, so I hack the
> tcp_write_xmit() to forece more batching, multiqueue works as well as
> singlequeue for both small transmission and throughput
>
> - I didn't pack the accelerate RFS with virtio-net in this sereis as it still
> need further shaping, for the one that interested in this please see:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/kvm@vger.kernel.org/msg64111.html
>
>



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