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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] vhost_net: correctly check tx avail during rx busy polling
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On 2017年09月01日 23:51, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 05:02:50PM +0800, Jason Wang wrote:
>> We check tx avail through vhost_enable_notify() in the past which is
>> wrong since it only checks whether or not guest has filled more
>> available buffer since last avail idx synchronization which was just
>> done by vhost_vq_avail_empty() before. What we really want is checking
>> pending buffers in the avail ring.
> These are rx buffers, right? I'm not even sure why do we need to poll
> for them. Running out of rx buffers is a slow path.

Actually it polls for tx buffer here. I admit the code (or probably the
variable name) is confusing here.

>
>> Fix this by calling
>> vhost_vq_avail_empty() instead.
>>
>> This issue could be noticed by doing netperf TCP_RR benchmark as
>> client from guest (but not host). With this fix, TCP_RR from guest to
>> localhost restores from 1375.91 trans per sec to 55235.28 trans per
>> sec on my laptop (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5600U CPU @ 2.60GHz).
>>
>> Fixes: 030881372460 ("vhost_net: basic polling support")
>> Signed-off-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@redhat.com>
>> ---
>> - The patch is needed for -stable
>> ---
>> drivers/vhost/net.c | 2 +-
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/vhost/net.c b/drivers/vhost/net.c
>> index 06d0448..1b68253 100644
>> --- a/drivers/vhost/net.c
>> +++ b/drivers/vhost/net.c
>> @@ -634,7 +634,7 @@ static int vhost_net_rx_peek_head_len(struct vhost_net *net, struct sock *sk)
> In fact why does it poll the ring at all? I thought this function's
> job is to poll the socket, isn't it?

Tx notification is disabled to try to avoid vmexits, so we poll tx avail
buffers too.

>
>
>>
>> preempt_enable();
>>
>> - if (vhost_enable_notify(&net->dev, vq))
>> + if (!vhost_vq_avail_empty(&net->dev, vq))
>> vhost_poll_queue(&vq->poll);
>> mutex_unlock(&vq->mutex);
>
> Adding more contex:
>
> mutex_lock(&vq->mutex);
> vhost_disable_notify(&net->dev, vq);
>
> preempt_disable();
> endtime = busy_clock() + vq->busyloop_timeout;
>
> while (vhost_can_busy_poll(&net->dev, endtime) &&
> !sk_has_rx_data(sk) &&
> vhost_vq_avail_empty(&net->dev, vq))
> cpu_relax();
>
> preempt_enable();
>
> if (vhost_enable_notify(&net->dev, vq))
> vhost_poll_queue(&vq->poll);
> mutex_unlock(&vq->mutex);
>
> len = peek_head_len(rvq, sk);
>
>
> If you drop this we'll exit the function with notifications
> disabled. Seems wrong to me.

Yes, will fix this in V2.

Thanks

>
>>
>> --
>> 2.7.4

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