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SubjectRe: seeing strange values for tcp sk_rmem_alloc
Chris Friesen a écrit :
> I'm hoping someone might be able to explain some odd behaviour that I'm
> seeing.
>
> Some of our developers wanted to be able to see how much of their rx
> socket buffer space was in use, so I added the following to sock_ioctl()
>
>
> case SIOCGSKRMEMALLOC:
> {
> int tmp;
> err = -EINVAL;
> if(!sock->sk)
> break;
> tmp = atomic_read(&sock->sk->sk_rmem_alloc);
> err = copy_to_user(argp, &tmp, sizeof(tmp));
> break;
> }
>
> To validate it, I wrote a testcase that opened a tcp socket, then looped
> sending 2k of data at a time to it and calling the above ioctl to check
> the sk_rmem_alloc value (without ever reading from the socket).
>
> The results were odd--I've copied them below. Can anyone explain how I
> can send 20K of data but sk_rmem_alloc still only shows 4.8K used, then
> it suddenly jumps by a lot on the next packet to something that more
> reflects reality, then repeats that pattern again? Is there some
> additional buffering happening somewhere in the TCP stack?
>

Me wondering why you think sk_rmem_alloc is about TX side.

Its used in RX path. rmem means ReadMemory.

You can send 1 Gbytes of data, and sk_rmem_alloc doesnt change, if your
TCP stream is unidirectionnal.

sk_rmem_alloc grows when skb are queued into receive queue
sk_rmem_alloc shrinks when application reads this receive queue.




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