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SubjectRE: [RFC PATCH] virtio-mmio: support for multiple irqs
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Hi Shannon, 

>Type of backend bandwith(GBytes/sec)
>virtio-net 0.66
>vhost-net 1.49
>vhost-net with irqfd 2.01
>
>Test cmd: ./iperf -c 192.168.0.2 -P 1 -i 10 -p 5001 -f G -t 60

Impressive results !
Could you please detail your setup ? which platform are you using and which GbE controller ?
As a reference, it would be good also to have result with an iperf to the HOST to see how far we are from a native configuration...

Also, I assume a pending Qemu patch is necessary to assign multiple irqs ? I'm correct ?

Thanks a lot,
Best regards
Rémy

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Shannon Zhao [mailto:zhaoshenglong@huawei.com]
Envoyé : mercredi 5 novembre 2014 09:00
À : linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc : mst@redhat.com; peter.maydell@linaro.org; john.liuli@huawei.com; joel.schopp@amd.com; GAUGUEY Rémy 228890; qemu-devel@nongnu.org; n.nikolaev@virtualopensystems.com; virtualization@lists.linux-foundation.org; peter.huangpeng@huawei.com; hangaohuai@huawei.com
Objet : Re: [RFC PATCH] virtio-mmio: support for multiple irqs


On 2014/11/4 17:35, Shannon Zhao wrote:
> As the current virtio-mmio only support single irq, so some advanced
> features such as vhost-net with irqfd are not supported. And the net
> performance is not the best without vhost-net and irqfd supporting.
>
Hi Joel, Peter, Mst,

Some virtio-net with virtio-mmio performance data on ARM added as followed:

Type of backend bandwith(GBytes/sec)
virtio-net 0.66
vhost-net 1.49
vhost-net with irqfd 2.01

Test cmd: ./iperf -c 192.168.0.2 -P 1 -i 10 -p 5001 -f G -t 60

From this test data, irqfd has great improvement (about 30%) on performance.
So maybe it's necessary to enable multiple irq support to make vhost-net with virtio-mmio on ARM be able to use irqfd.

How do you guys think? Look forward for your feedback.

Thanks,
Shannon

> This patch support virtio-mmio to request multiple irqs like
> virtio-pci. With this patch and qemu assigning multiple irqs for
> virtio-mmio device, it's ok to use vhost-net with irqfd on arm/arm64.
>
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