cvs commit: src/sys/net if.h
alfred at freebsd.org
Tue Jun 12 18:23:26 UTC 2007
* Robert Watson <watson at FreeBSD.org> [070611 17:24] wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jun 2007, Kip Macy wrote:
> >>I think its a windowism, stands for Receive Side Scaling, and what it
> >>means is multiple receive queues, each with an MSI/X vector so they can
> >>interrupt different CPUs, or they can be tied to virtual guests, or MACs,
> >>etc etc...
> >AFAICT FreeBSD can't currently benefit from this as there is no cpu
> >affinity for connections. I may be wrong, but I see lower
> >single-connection throughput using a receive queue per core than using a
> >single receive queue. RSS is done by hashing a TCP tuple (I'm deliberately
> >vague because at least with cxgb there are multiple combinations, the
> >default is the standard 4-tuple) to a receive queue.
> If you're looking at concurrent TCP input processing, the tcbinfo lock is
> likely one source of overhead due to high contention. I had hoped to make
> further progress on this for 7.0 (it's already better than 6.0 in a number
> of ways), but the instability of 7.x over the last month scuttled that
> project. It will have to be an 8.0 thing, but perhaps we can look at an MFC
> if that goes well. I have some initial protyping but have been waiting for
> TCP to settle down again a bit before really digging in.
Robert, have you added placeholder fields to objects that require
them for support? This would help the MFC effort.
- Alfred Perlstein
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