Lack of performance re0 (RTL8111/8168B)
pyunyh at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 23:27:21 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 12:35:31AM +0200, Vladislav V. Prodan wrote:
> 14.01.2012 0:15, YongHyeon PYUN wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 11:17:45PM +0200, Vladislav V. Prodan wrote:
> >> Tell me, what a performance in pps a network card RTL8111/8168B?
> >> Can I somehow increase it?
> >> Experimentally, since it begins to fall off 80Kpps: (
> > RX performance number will show much better than that but TX is
> > major bottleneck of controller. I tried hard to enhance TX
> > performance for the controller but I'm under the impression that
> > that number would be the maximum(around 90Kpps) and this is also
> > similar number what I got on Linux.
> > Given that re(4) controllers are for non-server grade systems I
> > wouldn't be surprised to see that number. If you need higher pps,
> > choose controllers targeted for servers. Alternatively, low cost
> > controllers from JMicron/Atheros also show decent TX/RX
> > performance numbers.
> That's why I would like to get some numerical limitations of the
> controller re (4).
> While there is no way to put a network card from Intel.
> >> Jan 13 18:12:49 XXX kernel: re0: watchdog timeout
> >> Jan 13 18:12:49 XXX kernel: re0: link state changed to DOWN
> >> Jan 13 18:12:53 XXX kernel: re0: link state changed to UP
> > I'm more concerned on watchdog timeouts than performance numbers.
> > Would you show me re(4) related message from dmesg(8) output?
> See dmesg output below.
> > And if you know how to reliably trigger the watchdog timeout, would
> > you share with us?
> DDoS attack has undergone server and choked these packages: (
Sound like hard to reproduce this on my box.
> Trafshow showed a peak of 110K pps, but immediately operational watchdog
> I would appreciate help in setting up a network interface, so as long as
> it is not turned off by such scams.
> >> # uname -a
> >> FreeBSD pvppw.org 9.0-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 9.0-PRERELEASE #1: Mon Dec 5
> >> 14:56:07 EET 2011 root at XXX:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/XXX.2 amd64
> >> # pciconf -lv | grep -A 4 "re0@"
> >> re0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x84321043 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x06
> >> hdr=0x00
> >> vendor = 'Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.'
> >> device = 'RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller'
> >> class = network
> >> subclass = ethernet
> > RealTek controllers tend to use the same PCI id for different
> > controllers so pciconf(8) does not help here. re(4) may have shown
> > more details on your controller in dmesg output.
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: re0: <RealTek 8168/8111 B/C/CP/D/DP/E PCIe
> Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xe800-0xe8ff mem
> 0xfcfff000-0xfcffffff,0xfcffffff,0xfcff8000-0xfcffbfff irq 18 at device
> 0.0 on pci2
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: re0: Using 1 MSI-X message
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: re0: Chip rev. 0x2c800000
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: re0: MAC rev. 0x00000000
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: miibus0: <MII bus> on re0
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211 1000BASE-T
> media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: rgephy0: none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX,
> 10baseT-FDX-flow, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX-flow,
> 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master,
> 1000baseT-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX-flow-master, auto, auto-flow
> Jan 13 18:57:03 XXX kernel: re0: Ethernet address: 14:da:e9:75:5f:ee
Thanks, your controller is RTL8168E-VL.
Could you try attached patch? The patch also contains unrelated
one for the issue but it wouldn't hurt either.
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