Lack of performance re0 (RTL8111/8168B)
Vladislav V. Prodan
universite at ukr.net
Fri Jan 13 23:42:26 UTC 2012
14.01.2012 1:27, YongHyeon PYUN wrote:
> 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
>>>> 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.
The patch can be applied no earlier than Tuesday, when comes the new
Vladislav V. Prodan
System & Network Administrator
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