7.0 BETA3 - slow TCP upload (TSO related?)
kris at FreeBSD.org
Fri Nov 30 01:02:56 PST 2007
Jack Vogel wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2007 11:21 PM, Vitezslav Novy <vnovy at vnovy.net> wrote:
>> my configuration is
>> kernel GENERIC
>> em0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>> ether 00:19:d1:0f:1c:18
>> inet 126.96.36.199 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 188.8.131.52
>> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
>> status: active
>> and standard "open" ipfw firewall and
>> natd -u -s -m -d -dynamic -n em0
>> I experience very slow TCP upload from this host - cca 50kbps.
>> I have some debug prints in kernel (mostly in ip_output and ipfw log)
>> and I see:
>> 1/ outgoing packet appears in ip_output with ip_len 2924 and
>> 2/ is diverted by firewall
>> 3/ Packet appears immediately again in ip_output with ip_len 2924 and
>> 4/ Packet is accepted by firewall and dropped by ip_output with error 40
>> 5/ After cca 0.4s (tcp retransmit timeout?) new packet appears in
>> ip_output with ip_len 1488 and m->pkthdr.csum_flags=1
>> 6/ is successfully diverted and accepted by ipfw and sent to wire.
>> 7/ after tcp ack is received new packet appears in ip_output with ip_len
>> 2924 and everything repeats
>> Packets are not changed by natd, beacause have src address of em0.
>> Upload has normal speed (512kbps) if
>> I unset TSO on interface OR set net.inet.tcp.tso=0 OR (strange thing)
>> delete ipfw divert rule
>> If necessary I will collect and send more info.
> TSO is silly at 100Mb, turn it off :)
When this was reported before I asked why does the driver allow it, if
it is "silly" and causes so many problems? Why not just disable it by
default if the link is 100Mb?
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