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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/5] vsock/virtio: optimizations to increase the throughput
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 01:30:25PM +0200, Stefano Garzarella wrote:
> This series tries to increase the throughput of virtio-vsock with slight
> changes.
> While I was testing the v2 of this series I discovered an huge use of memory,
> so I added patch 1 to mitigate this issue. I put it in this series in order
> to better track the performance trends.

Series:

Acked-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@redhat.com>

Can this go into net-next?


> v4:
> - rebased all patches on current master (conflicts is Patch 4)
> - Patch 1: added Stefan's R-b
> - Patch 3: removed lock when buf_alloc is written [David];
> moved this patch after "vsock/virtio: reduce credit update messages"
> to make it clearer
> - Patch 4: vhost_exceeds_weight() is recently introduced, so I've solved some
> conflicts
>
> v3: https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/10970145
>
> v2: https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/10938743
>
> v1: https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/10885431
>
> Below are the benchmarks step by step. I used iperf3 [1] modified with VSOCK
> support. As Micheal suggested in the v1, I booted host and guest with 'nosmap'.
>
> A brief description of patches:
> - Patches 1: limit the memory usage with an extra copy for small packets
> - Patches 2+3: reduce the number of credit update messages sent to the
> transmitter
> - Patches 4+5: allow the host to split packets on multiple buffers and use
> VIRTIO_VSOCK_MAX_PKT_BUF_SIZE as the max packet size allowed
>
> host -> guest [Gbps]
> pkt_size before opt p 1 p 2+3 p 4+5
>
> 32 0.032 0.030 0.048 0.051
> 64 0.061 0.059 0.108 0.117
> 128 0.122 0.112 0.227 0.234
> 256 0.244 0.241 0.418 0.415
> 512 0.459 0.466 0.847 0.865
> 1K 0.927 0.919 1.657 1.641
> 2K 1.884 1.813 3.262 3.269
> 4K 3.378 3.326 6.044 6.195
> 8K 5.637 5.676 10.141 11.287
> 16K 8.250 8.402 15.976 16.736
> 32K 13.327 13.204 19.013 20.515
> 64K 21.241 21.341 20.973 21.879
> 128K 21.851 22.354 21.816 23.203
> 256K 21.408 21.693 21.846 24.088
> 512K 21.600 21.899 21.921 24.106
>
> guest -> host [Gbps]
> pkt_size before opt p 1 p 2+3 p 4+5
>
> 32 0.045 0.046 0.057 0.057
> 64 0.089 0.091 0.103 0.104
> 128 0.170 0.179 0.192 0.200
> 256 0.364 0.351 0.361 0.379
> 512 0.709 0.699 0.731 0.790
> 1K 1.399 1.407 1.395 1.427
> 2K 2.670 2.684 2.745 2.835
> 4K 5.171 5.199 5.305 5.451
> 8K 8.442 8.500 10.083 9.941
> 16K 12.305 12.259 13.519 15.385
> 32K 11.418 11.150 11.988 24.680
> 64K 10.778 10.659 11.589 35.273
> 128K 10.421 10.339 10.939 40.338
> 256K 10.300 9.719 10.508 36.562
> 512K 9.833 9.808 10.612 35.979
>
> As Stefan suggested in the v1, I measured also the efficiency in this way:
> efficiency = Mbps / (%CPU_Host + %CPU_Guest)
>
> The '%CPU_Guest' is taken inside the VM. I know that it is not the best way,
> but it's provided for free from iperf3 and could be an indication.
>
> host -> guest efficiency [Mbps / (%CPU_Host + %CPU_Guest)]
> pkt_size before opt p 1 p 2+3 p 4+5
>
> 32 0.35 0.45 0.79 1.02
> 64 0.56 0.80 1.41 1.54
> 128 1.11 1.52 3.03 3.12
> 256 2.20 2.16 5.44 5.58
> 512 4.17 4.18 10.96 11.46
> 1K 8.30 8.26 20.99 20.89
> 2K 16.82 16.31 39.76 39.73
> 4K 30.89 30.79 74.07 75.73
> 8K 53.74 54.49 124.24 148.91
> 16K 80.68 83.63 200.21 232.79
> 32K 132.27 132.52 260.81 357.07
> 64K 229.82 230.40 300.19 444.18
> 128K 332.60 329.78 331.51 492.28
> 256K 331.06 337.22 339.59 511.59
> 512K 335.58 328.50 331.56 504.56
>
> guest -> host efficiency [Mbps / (%CPU_Host + %CPU_Guest)]
> pkt_size before opt p 1 p 2+3 p 4+5
>
> 32 0.43 0.43 0.53 0.56
> 64 0.85 0.86 1.04 1.10
> 128 1.63 1.71 2.07 2.13
> 256 3.48 3.35 4.02 4.22
> 512 6.80 6.67 7.97 8.63
> 1K 13.32 13.31 15.72 15.94
> 2K 25.79 25.92 30.84 30.98
> 4K 50.37 50.48 58.79 59.69
> 8K 95.90 96.15 107.04 110.33
> 16K 145.80 145.43 143.97 174.70
> 32K 147.06 144.74 146.02 282.48
> 64K 145.25 143.99 141.62 406.40
> 128K 149.34 146.96 147.49 489.34
> 256K 156.35 149.81 152.21 536.37
> 512K 151.65 150.74 151.52 519.93
>
> [1] https://github.com/stefano-garzarella/iperf/
>
> Stefano Garzarella (5):
> vsock/virtio: limit the memory used per-socket
> vsock/virtio: reduce credit update messages
> vsock/virtio: fix locking in virtio_transport_inc_tx_pkt()
> vhost/vsock: split packets to send using multiple buffers
> vsock/virtio: change the maximum packet size allowed
>
> drivers/vhost/vsock.c | 68 ++++++++++++-----
> include/linux/virtio_vsock.h | 4 +-
> net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport.c | 1 +
> net/vmw_vsock/virtio_transport_common.c | 99 ++++++++++++++++++++-----
> 4 files changed, 134 insertions(+), 38 deletions(-)
>
> --
> 2.20.1

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