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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] "tcp: refine TSO autosizing" causes performance regression on Xen
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On Wed, 2015-04-15 at 18:41 +0100, George Dunlap wrote:

> So you'd be OK with a patch like this? (With perhaps a better changelog?)
>
> -George
>
> ---
> TSQ: Raise default static TSQ limit
>
> A new dynamic TSQ limit was introduced in c/s 605ad7f18 based on the
> size of actual packets and the amount of data being transmitted.
> Raise the default static limit to allow that new limit to actually
> come into effect.
>
> This fixes a regression where NICs with large transmit completion
> times (such as xennet) had a 30% hit unless the user manually tweaked
> the value in /proc.
>
> Signed-off-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@eu.citrix.com>
>
> diff --git a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> index 1db253e..8ad7cdf 100644
> --- a/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> +++ b/net/ipv4/tcp_output.c
> @@ -50,8 +50,8 @@ int sysctl_tcp_retrans_collapse __read_mostly = 1;
> */
> int sysctl_tcp_workaround_signed_windows __read_mostly = 0;
>
> -/* Default TSQ limit of two TSO segments */
> -int sysctl_tcp_limit_output_bytes __read_mostly = 131072;
> +/* Static TSQ limit. A more dynamic limit is calculated in
> tcp_write_xmit. */
> +int sysctl_tcp_limit_output_bytes __read_mostly = 1048576;
>
> /* This limits the percentage of the congestion window which we
> * will allow a single TSO frame to consume. Building TSO frames
>

Have you tested this patch on a NIC without GSO/TSO ?

This would allow more than 500 packets for a single flow.

Hello bufferbloat.

So my answer to this patch is a no.





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