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authorFlavio Leitner <fbl@redhat.com>2018-06-27 10:34:26 -0300
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2018-06-28 22:21:32 +0900
commit9c4c325252c54b34d53b3d0ffd535182b744e03d (patch)
treef692ec93f735a81396e68840004926ac8e0d7184 /Documentation
parentf564650106a6e85702660fefd59fdff0877ab46a (diff)
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skbuff: preserve sock reference when scrubbing the skb.
The sock reference is lost when scrubbing the packet and that breaks TSQ (TCP Small Queues) and XPS (Transmit Packet Steering) causing performance impacts of about 50% in a single TCP stream when crossing network namespaces. XPS breaks because the queue mapping stored in the socket is not available, so another random queue might be selected when the stack needs to transmit something like a TCP ACK, or TCP Retransmissions. That causes packet re-ordering and/or performance issues. TSQ breaks because it orphans the packet while it is still in the host, so packets are queued contributing to the buffer bloat problem. Preserving the sock reference fixes both issues. The socket is orphaned anyways in the receiving path before any relevant action and on TX side the netfilter checks if the reference is local before use it. Signed-off-by: Flavio Leitner <fbl@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt10
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
index ce8fbf5aa63c..f4c042be0216 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
@@ -733,11 +733,11 @@ tcp_limit_output_bytes - INTEGER
Controls TCP Small Queue limit per tcp socket.
TCP bulk sender tends to increase packets in flight until it
gets losses notifications. With SNDBUF autotuning, this can
- result in a large amount of packets queued in qdisc/device
- on the local machine, hurting latency of other flows, for
- typical pfifo_fast qdiscs.
- tcp_limit_output_bytes limits the number of bytes on qdisc
- or device to reduce artificial RTT/cwnd and reduce bufferbloat.
+ result in a large amount of packets queued on the local machine
+ (e.g.: qdiscs, CPU backlog, or device) hurting latency of other
+ flows, for typical pfifo_fast qdiscs. tcp_limit_output_bytes
+ limits the number of bytes on qdisc or device to reduce artificial
+ RTT/cwnd and reduce bufferbloat.
Default: 262144
tcp_challenge_ack_limit - INTEGER